Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Various Artists - Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962 - 1970 (2016 Ace Records) Flac & mp3@320



Once the British pop boom took hold in the wake of the Beatles in 1962, Decca compensated for their Fab fumble by signing a lot of acts, including a bunch of female singers. Ace's 2016 compilation Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970 chronicles a lot of these signings, including such stars as Lulu, Marianne Faithfull, and Twinkle (the latter's "Golden Lights," later covered by the Smiths, is featured here), but the fun of the collection is how it rounds up singers who didn't enter the history books even if they happened to have hits at the time. There are some sonic constants -- big beats, blasts of brass, swirls of strings, tambourines out of Tamla, fuzz guitars, a transatlantic dilution of the Wall of Sound that remains potent -- so this holds together, but what's fun is digging out particular favorites. Beverley's "Where the Good Times Are" contains an insistent blissed-out R&B rush, the Orchids bring the Ronettes to Britain for "Love Hit Me," the Vernons Girls' "Dat's Love" is a bizarre sendup, and Sandra Barry & the Boys' "Really Gonna Shake" is an absolute raver, a single that's worth the price of admission. Other songs provide a similar kind of buzz, and the reason why Love Hit Me! is worth a listen is how the whole package provides a vivid flashback anchored by enduring pop 45s.(allmusic.com)

24 songs from the sixties presented by exclusively female artists, including Marianne Faithfull, Billie Davis, The Satin Bells with a strong song, Beryl Marsden, Twinkle, Sandra Barry and a lot more. Ace presents once again a really great compilation of British female pop music from the sixties.

Have fun
                     Frank                 Flac part 1  &  Flac part 2         mp3@320


14 comments:

  1. REALLY NICE SITE, HAVEN'T VISITED FOR A WHILE. THANK YOU.

    I too am anonymous.

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  2. hi just wondered if you had shane st paul the bst of shane cd. cheers

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  3. hi frank can you post the shane album if possible

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  4. Thank you very much for all this music !! have a good holidays !
    xx

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  5. Tomorrow holidays arrive for you.
    Here, in France, weather seems to be better.
    Hope it will be the same for you.
    Happy holidays !
    Cheers

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  6. Have a nice stay under the sun, Super Billie1. By the way, I love your blog and the great albums here !
    Ray

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  7. Wow!Thanks for sharing!This is really good!I know some similar samples to these tracks!I left link here -
    www.lucidsamples.com

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  8. Everything ok? Are you just taking a little time off? Hope all is well.

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  9. Many thanks for the many great ACE compilations you have here.
    A sold out one is 'Feline Groovy - 24 Purrfect Tracks for Kool Kats', would you happen to have that one?

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    1. I have that one but i must search it. If i find it i will post it of course.
      Kind regards
      Frank

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  10. are you ok? Been a while...

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    1. I am back now from vacation. Everything is fine.
      Kind regards
      Frank

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