VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: LOVE HIT ME! DECCA BEAT GIRLS 1963-1970 / VARIOUS
Album Name: LOVE HIT ME! DECCA BEAT GIRLS 1963-1970 / VARIOUS
Record Label: IMPORTS
Genre: V/A COMPILATIONS
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 4/1/2016
Limited 180gm yellow vinyl LP pressing with a fully illustrated inner sleeve. 2016 collection. For British girl-pop, 1960s Decca is a goldmine. The label had i's A&R hounds sniffing into every nook and cranny of the British Isles, signing up Midlands schoolgirls (the Orchids), London folk club denizens (Dana Gillespie, Beverley), former child actresses (Adrienne Poster, Sandra Barry), Liverpudlian girl groups (the Vernons Girls, the Satin Bells), soulful northerners (Elkie Brooks, Truly Smith) and Scots (Lulu, Barry St John), well-connected Chelsea girls (Louise Cordet, Twinkle, Marianne Faithfull), Merseybeat wannabes (Beryl Marsden), talent show winners (Billie Davis, Babbity Blue, Jean Martin) and even transient Americans (Goldie & the Gingerbreads). Decca's female roster was largely placed in the skilled hands of producers, arrangers and writers such as Mike Leander, Andrew Loog Oldham, Shel Talmy, Charles Blackwell and Tony Meehan, who sourced a steady supply of homemade and American soul, folk-rock, beat and pop.
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