Where the Girls Are, Vol. 8

Where the Girls Are, Vol. 8


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Eight volumes in, Where the Girls Are maintained its level of immense quality and discovery, leaping over mere girl group compilation standards into something more like a resource for those obsessed with the bottomless well of rarities and lost classics from the golden era of '60s girl group and female soul vocalists. The collection's 25 cuts range from deeper selections by better-known artists like Dee Dee Sharp and Little Eva to previously unheard acetate and demo recordings by strong upstarts from the era like the Fran-cettes and the Del-Phis. As with previous volumes, Vol. 8 touches on several different girl group styles, with lovesick teenage melodrama on tracks like the Four Havens' innocent doo-woppy "Gee But He's Fine," Motown-styled soulfulness on Kendra Spotswood's "Stickin' with My Baby," and even some demented acid rock-informed 12-string guitar twang on the Witches' "My Little Baby." The lengthy comp covers an incredible amount of ground, and almost every track is an unheard treasure. For the crate-digging, 45-spinning girl group fanatic, Where the Girls Are is pure gold, and Vol. 8 continues the series' strong streak for interesting -- even mesmerizing -- curation of deep cuts.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/2013
Label: Ace Records Import
UPC: 0029667055925
catalogNumber: 6705592
Rank: 64877


  1. Cry Like a Baby
  2. I Ain't Coming Back
  3. No No Baby
  4. (Whoa, Whoa) I Love Him So
  5. Gotta Have Your Love
  6. Deeper
  7. Gee But He's Fine
  8. Heart For Sale
  9. Comin' Home Baby
  10. Pack My Things (and Go)
  11. I Wanna Know Right Now
  12. My Baby Looks, But He Don't Touch
  13. What About You
  14. You Don't Have a Heart
  15. Why Don't the Boy Leave Me Alone
  16. Let's Be Sweethearts
  17. My Heart Tells Me So
  18. Stickin' With My Baby
  19. Baby It Hurts
  20. Ya Gotta Take a Chance
  21. Stand By Me
  22. That's My Man
  23. My Little Baby
  24. I Still Like Rock and Roll
  25. Come On and Ska

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gene Page   Conductor
Artie Butler   Conductor
Richard Podolor   Conductor
Bassett Hand   Conductor
Teachco Wilshire   Conductor
Roy Straigis   Conductor
Dave Stephens   Conductor

Technical Credits

Chubby Checker   Producer
Ben E. King   Composer
Bob Dorough   Composer
Dave Hamilton   Producer
Dave Appell   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer,Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Darlene Love   References
Tokens   Producer
Jimmy Wisner   Arranger
Lou Adler   Producer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Thom Bell   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
Artie Butler   Arranger
Cissy Houston   References
John Clemente   References
Tom Dowd   Composer
Wes Farrell   Composer
Bob Feldman   Composer,Producer
Kenny Gamble   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer,Producer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer,Producer
Leon Huff   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jack Keller   Composer
Leroy Lovett   Arranger
John Madara   Arranger,Producer
Kal Mann   Producer
Phil Milstein   References
Richard Podolor   Arranger
Martha Reeves   References
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Billy Page   Composer
Bill Dahl   References
Ady Croasdell   Illustrations
Bodie Chandler   Composer
Marty Sanders   Composer
Malcolm Baumgart   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Rudy Clark   Composer
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes,Illustrations,Interviewer,References
Sylvester Bradford   Arranger
Carol Connors   Composer
Bassett Hand   Arranger
Tony Powers   Composer
Jim Lee   Composer,Producer
Roger Christian   Composer
Jay Warner   References
Allen   Producer
Teachco Wilshire   Arranger
Marva Holiday   References
Mark Bego   References
Steve Propes   References
Jonathan Singer   References
Keith Hughes   References
Benjamin Tucker   Composer
Hazan   Producer,References
Eric Charge   Illustrations
Martin Roberts   Illustrations
Josephine Armstead   Composer
Robert Spencer   Composer
Joel Hill   Composer
John Broven   References
Marshall Leib   Arranger,Producer
Allen D. Allen   Composer
Bob Abrahamian   Interviewer,References
Frances Gray   Composer
Juanita Boone   Composer
Jeff Beckman   References
William Carl   Composer
Wade Bowers   Composer
Rufus Horton   Composer
Rob Hoerburger   References
Peter Carnvel   References
Joel Najman   References
Ernest Evans   Composer
Don Talty   Composer,Producer
David White   Arranger,Producer
Christopher Kiler   Composer
Becky Hibbs   References
Jerry Ross   Producer

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