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30 of the finest tracks from Leiber and Stoller's Red Bird label's roster of hot girls from the mid-sixties.
For a couple of years in the mid Sixties Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's legendary Red Bird label and its Blue Cat subsidiary flourished as the hottest, most successful and creative independent record company in the United States.
Hitting the coveted number one spot in the US pop charts with their very first release, The Dixie Cups' 'Chapel Of Love', they swiftly followed it up with equally memorable hits from The Shangri-Las, The Jelly Beans and The Ad-Libs.
The girl group hit sound of the Sixties was predominantly a creation of Red Bird as their 'birds' - in the form of such groups - brought a new dimension to the sound of female vocal groups.
Working out of New York's renowned Brill Building, the husband and wife team of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry, aided and abetted by George "Shadow" Morton, produced some of the finest and most influential girl sounds of the era.
In addition to its groups, Red Bird's solo girls, including the likes of Dee Dee Warwick, Ellie Greenwich and Linda Jones, produced many fine R&B and soul releases between them.
Notable amongst these are Bessie Banks' magnificent original version of 'Go Now' - a number one hit in the UK for the Moody Blues and Evie Sands' original of 'I Can't Let Go', a number two hit in the U.K. when it was covered by The Hollies in 1966.
This generous 30-track collection of highlights from the label's impressive female roster includes all its biggest hits in addition to several sought-after gems of the genre.
1. The Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack
2. The Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love
3. Bessie Banks - Go Now
4. The Jellybeans - I Wanna Love Him So Bad
5. Ellie Greenwich - You Don't Know
6. The Ad Libs - The Boy From New York City
7. Evie Sands - I Can't Let Go
8. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In The Sand)
9. Linda Jones - Fugitive From Love
10. The Butterflys - I Wonder
11. Dee Dee Warwick - Don't Think My Baby's Coming Back
12. The Dixie Cups - Iko, Iko
13. Roddie Joy - Come Back Baby
14. Leola & The Lovejoys - He Ain't No Angel
15. Cathy Saint - Big Bad World
16. The Goodies - Sophisticated Boom Boom
17. Chi Chi Mccauley - I Know He Loves Me
18. The Lovejoys - It's Mighty Nice
19. Evie Sands - Run Home To Your Mama
20. The Bouquets - Welcome To My Heart
21. Didi Noel - Let The Music Play
22. The Jellybeans - Baby, Be Mine
23. Bessie Banks - It Sounds Like My Baby
24. Ellie Greenwich - Baby
25. The Dixie Cups - I'm Gonna Get You Yet
26. Roddie Joy - Love Hit Me With A Wallop
27. The Lovejoys - Payin' (For The Wrong I Done)
28. Linda Jones - You Hit Me Like T.N.T.
29. Cathy Saint - Mr. Heartbreak
30. The Butterflys - Good Night, Baby