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More Girl Group Greats has even more music from incredibly popular girl group artists; most if not all of these tunes got people up and dancing practically wherever they were! This is classic music that still sounds wonderful today; it stands the test of time which is the hallmark of high quality control music. The quality of the sound is excellent and I like the artwork as well.

The album starts so well with The Chiffons doing their huge hit entitled "One Fine Day." They sing and harmonize to perfection--and beyond! This tune uses the percussion to great advantage; and I like that piano work, too. "One Fine Day" is a great number to start this CD. "Nowhere To Run" by Martha & The Vandellas really stands out as one of the best girl group numbers ever recorded; and just one listen proves it. Martha & The Vandellas have a terrific early rock and roll sound; and the melody is rather memorable at that. "Solider Boy" has a great arrangement but wisely the music remains in the background; it never steals the show away from the Shirelles' vocals. Similarly, I really like "Baby Love" by The Supremes; they do this one up right! The beat is relatively fast and catchy; The Supremes never let go of a single superfluous note and that percussion enhances the arrangement all the more.

Lesley Gore delivers her smash hit, "You Don't Own Me." "You Don't Owe Me" stuns me with its beauty; this is surely a powerful tune! Lesley's excellent diction impresses me and that background vocalizing enhances the number--not that Leslie truly needed it; but the backup sounds pretty good anyway. "Too Many Fish In The Sea" by The Marvelettes shines brighter than silver and gold when they sing it so very well; I love it! "Too Many Fish In The Sea" is dynamic, to say the least.

The Dixie Cups deliver "People Say" with all the finesse of a truly gifted girl group; and I love the sound of this number. The Shangri-Las also do a fantastic job on "Remember (Walking in the Sand);" I know you'll enjoy this even if you haven't heard it yet. In addition, Mary Wells performs "You Beat Me To The Punch" with all the grace of a true chanteuse; "You Beat Me to the Punch" is a major highlight of this album. The Chiffons do a marvelous job on "Sweet Talkin' Guy;" and Lesley Gore does "Judy's Turn To Cry" with lots of energy; it shows through every time I hear it. "Judy's Turn To Cry" gives us a strong follow up song to "It's My Party." You'll also love "Chains" by The Cookies--what a fine early rock and roll tune this is!

Skeeter Davis outdoes even herself on "I Can't Stay Mad At You;" she always brings a smile to my face and that's grand. The music perfectly complements Skeeter's vocals, too. The Marvelettes return for the closing number entitled "Beechwood 4-5789;" this was big when it was originally released--and time hasn't marred this one bit. It's still wonderful any day of the year.

More Girl Group Greats doesn't disappoint me in the slightest. Indeed, this is quite a strong album. Diehard fans of the girl groups may well have these songs already; perhaps they should look for more comprehensive CDs or CD box sets. More casual fans of the girl groups and newcomers to this genre of music would do well to get this album for their music collections.
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on March 24, 2013
~ This 50-minute, 20-song collection released in 2001 along with it's companion Girl Group Greats serve as a wonderful introduction to the fabulous music created by the best 1960's girl groups and several solo artists. The two disks also provide the listener with a great survey of the wonderful music coming out of the Brill Building in the early-to-mid 1960's. Many of the tracks are written by such notables as Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann. Most of the songs will be familiar to anyone who was alive in the early-to-mid 1960's, although a few tracks (like "`Til" by The Angels) are lesser-known gems. The sound quality if excellent; much better than I remember hearing through my transistor radio. Production values, many of which are by George "Shadow" Morton, are in the "wall of sound" vein usually associated with Phil Spector.
~ The reason for the 4-star rather than 5-star rating is the short timing of the disk. Rhino has demonstrated on their numerous other compilations that they have licensing access to enough great music to have fleshed this CD out to a more reasonable 70+ minutes.
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on July 17, 2012
I have lots of "oldies", but not many by the girl groups of the 60's. This is a great compilation and it makes me fondly remember the good old days! Great transaction with no glitches and very fast shipping. I think I am going to check out some others to purchase.
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on April 22, 2013
this cd has some of the best songs and is a complement to the first cd that has other girl group songs!
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on August 14, 2014
Very pleased with this purchase. Great selection of songs, and it's in great condition.
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on March 10, 2001
This CD is awesome and worth every penny!
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