• popcorn girls  (CD, £6.75)

    label: Croydon Municipal

    Featuring girl group sounds, R&B, 50s and 60s teen pop and more, this is the latest in Croydon Municipal's forays into the Popcorn scene. With floor fillers, tear jerkers and rarities, some appearing on CD for the first time, this volume throws the spotlight on girl singers. It's a hugely enjoyable mix of 60s soul stars (Dee Dee Sharp, Baby Washington), classy 50s vocalists (Peggy King, Margaret Whiting) and even the sole, very rare 45 by pin-up actress Tuesday Weld. The perfect soundtrack for a sticky summer picnic.  In-demand R&B club hits  Huge appeal for 60s girl group fans  Many tracks on CD for the first time  Compiled by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley. Track listing: 1. NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO WEEP – Simone Dina 2. I DON'T KNOW – Lorne Lesley 3. ARE YOU THE BOY – Tuesday Weld 4. OCEAN OF TEARS – Ann Williams 5. WALK ON THE WILD SIDE – Marilyn Brown 6. HEY LONELY ONE – Baby Washington 7. WHAT HE USED TO TELL ME – Delores Hill 8. THE NIGHT – Dee Dee Sharp 9. HANDSOME MAN – Barbara Pittman 10. UP UP UP – Peggy King 11. HOT SPELL – Margaret Whiting 12. I FEEL THE PAIN – Linda Queen 13. LOVE CHARMS – Diane Maxwell 14. HE'S THE ONE THAT RINGS MY BELL – Sherri Taylor 15. HAUNTED LOVER – Carole Bennett 16. THE ROLL – Evie Sands 17. PALM OF YOUR HAND – Dolly Lyon 18. SHE'LL BE GONE – Betty O’Brien 19. NOT MUCH (DO YOU BABY?) - Rosemary 20. NOBODY'S GONNA HURT YOU – Donna Dee

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