Where the Girls Are

Where the Girls Are


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Twenty-four girl-group rarities from all over the place, released between 1961 and 1968 (the track by Reparata and the Delrons was previously unissued). This will have pretty limited appeal beyond the hardline girl-group collecting market. The level of production expertise is high -- indeed, there are little-known efforts by Leiber & Stoller, David Gates, Goffin-King, and future early Byrds producers Terry Melcher and Allen Stanton. Yet the songs aren't really too special, with a higher innocuousness quotient than is the norm in an already innocuous genre. It does have a couple of semi-forgotten classics (though they actually hit the Top 40) in Ruby & the Romantics' 1963 original of "Hey There Lonely Boy" (which would be reworked into a number two hit by Eddie Holman in 1970 as "Hey There Lonely Girl"), and Patty & the Emblems brassy'n'sassy "Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl" (co-written by Leon Huff). Curiosity seekers, it must be said, will find plenty here, including barely known girl-group-style singles by Joey Heatherton, Doris Day, and Dolly Parton; a 1961 single by Erma Franklin, Aretha's sister; and a 1962 single by Idalia Boyd, sister of Little Eva of "Loco-Motion" fame.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1997
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667164825
catalogNumber: 648
Rank: 58278


  1. Condition Red
  2. Look in My Diary
  3. Don't Drop Out
  4. Little Things Like That
  5. Live and Learn
  6. I'm Thru @@Carolyn Carter
  7. Anything Worth Having (Is Well Worth Waitin' For)
  8. Love Kitten
  9. Oo-Wee Baby
  10. Please Don't Kiss Me Again
  11. (How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?
  12. Your Ya-Ya Is Gone
  13. Hula Hoppin' @@Idalia Boyd
  14. Push a Little Harder @@Theavons
  15. That Boy of Mine
  16. Young Girl
  17. Sometimes I Wonder
  18. What Kind of Girl (Do You Think I Am?)
  19. Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
  20. Who's That Guy?
  21. A Friend of Mine
  22. Oh, What a Night for Love
  23. Hey There Lonely Boy
  24. Lonely Girl

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dolly Parton   Track Performer
Doris Day   Track Performer
Erma Franklin   Track Performer
David Gates   Conductor
Ruby & the Romantics   Track Performer
Joey Heatherton   Track Performer
Charmaine   Track Performer
Mort Garson   Conductor
Baby Jane   Track Performer
Leroy Lovett   Conductor
Garry Sherman   Conductor
Barbara Brown   Track Performer
Charmettes   Track Performer
Patty & the Emblems   Track Performer
Sherrys   Track Performer
Victorians   Track Performer
Lovettes   Track Performer
Rob Finiz   Conductor
A. Bendinelli   Conductor
Tren-Teens   Track Performer
Suzy Wallis   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Ray Stevens   Producer
Carole King   Arranger
David Gates   Arranger
Gerry Goffin   Producer
Alan Lorber   Arranger
Terry Melcher   Producer
Nino Tempo   Producer
Jimmy Wisner   Director
Marty Cooper   Producer
John Abbott   Arranger
Bert Berns   Director
Perry Botkin   Arranger
Brian Burrows   Cover Design
Don Davis   Producer
Evans   Producer
Bob Ferguson   Producer
Mort Garson   Arranger
Bill Jerome   Producer
Steve Jerome   Producer
Kasha   Producer
Leroy Lovett   Arranger
Joe Reisman   Producer
Paul Robinson   Producer
Garry Sherman   Arranger
Allen Stanton   Producer
Williams   Producer
Teacho Wiltshire   Arranger
David Young   Producer
Malcolm Baumgart   Liner Notes
Mick Patrick   Liner Notes
Howard Boggess   Producer
Rob Finiz   Arranger,Producer
A. Bendinelli   Arranger
Glenn Miller   Producer

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