Saturday, February 11, 2017

Growin' up too Fast

Various Artists - Growin' Up Too Fast: The Girl Group Anthology I bought this more than ten years ago and had to replace it this month. It was one of my introductions to the girl group sound. There are many gems on this. First you get artists like Diane Renay and Ginny Arnell who only did one album. Then there's two songs of Connie Francis doing the girl group sound. She does them pretty well. Leader of the Pack and It's my Party play too often so I wasn't a Shangri-Las or Lesley Gore fan until I got this collection. I realized they made much more music, pretty amazing music as well. This also shows The Pixies Three, a really talented group that needed a producer like Phil Spector to make them big. 442 Glenwood Avenue is so catchy. If you're looking for an introduction to the girl group sound I recommend this collection.