Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970

Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667074629
catalogNumber: 5078319
Rank: 44075

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mick Patrick   Compield

Technical Credits

Georges Bizet   Composer
Carole King   Composer
Andre Williams   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Lesley Duncan   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Michel Polnareff   Composer
Alan Price   Producer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Mike Vickers   Arranger,Music Direction
Larry Page   Producer
Serge Gainsbourg   Composer
Phil Coulter   Music Direction
Mike Leander   Composer,Director,Producer,Music Direction
Don Spencer   Composer
Tommy Scott   Producer
Roger Atkins   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer,Producer
Wayne Bickerton   Producer
Mike Bradley   Composer
Michel Colombier   Orchestra Director
Denny Cordell   Producer
Berry Gordy   Composer
Reg Guest   Music Direction
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Ray King   Composer
Joey Levine   Composer
Tony Meehan   Producer,Music Direction
Andrew Loog Oldham   Producer
Dave Pardo   Producer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Ian Samwell   Producer
Mike Smith   Producer
Geoff Stephens   Composer
Peter Sullivan   Producer
Shel Talmy   Composer,Producer
Noel Walker   Producer
William Robinson   Composer
Michael Stone   Producer
Michael Aldred   Director,Producer
Jack Good   Producer
Kris Resnick   Composer
Twinkle   Composer
Charles Blackwell   Music Direction
Reed   Music Direction
Robert Rogers   Composer
Mick Patrick   Illustrations
Helen Miller   Composer
John Carter   Composer
Jimmy Duncan   Composer
David Whittaker   Arranger
Perry Ford   Composer
Ken Lewis   Composer
Earl Guest   Music Direction
Sheila Burgel   Liner Notes
Eric Charge   Illustrations
Ady Lupton   Illustrations
Peter Attwood   Producer
Matthew Berry   Composer
Frank Gerald   Composer
Phil Solomon   Producer
Marvin Holtzman   Producer
William Stevenson   Composer
Gordon Franks   Music Direction
Ilene Stuart   Composer
James Poitier   Composer
Beverley Kutner   Composer
William Levine   Composer

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