Monday, July 18, 2016

Lesley Gore It's my Party The Mercury Anthology


Lesley Gore - It's My Party: The Mercury Anthology The oldies station I live in played It's my Party way too much. I got sick of it as a kid and wrote off Lesley Gore. However I began to get into the girl group sound so I bought her not expecting much. I was definitely wrong. Lesley Gore has a ton of good songs. She is an excellent example of the girl group sound. One of my favorites is Wonder Boy. Maybe he's just not that into you. It's a funny song and catchy too. There's My Town, My guy and me which I can see Petula Clark covering. I don't want to be a loser, Just let me cry, Hello Young Lover, and Brink of Disaster are good as well. I always did like You Don't Own Me though so maybe I was kind of a fan from the get go. That's a neat feminist song. California Nights is probably the best song of the late 60's represented here. It surprised me. It has a different sound than her other recordings. I've owned this collection for ten years now and I treasure it.

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