Sweet pop disco from Tina – recorded in London with backing by the Biddu Orchestra, and a sparkling mid 70s sound that somehow has only gotten more appealing over the years! Think of the roots of this stuff stretching back to the late 60s pop of Sandie Shaw and CillaBlack, fused with a smoother 70s AOR sound, given a nice bit of a disco kick. Titles include "Fire Down Below", "I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me", "I Gotta Dance With You", "Fallin In Love With Summertime", "Go", "Ain't Gonna Hide My Love", and "I'll Be Your Light". LP, Vinyl record album
Elizabeth is a lovely looking singer on the cover – and she packs a surprising amount of punch on the record – coming across with the sort of bold, soulful currents that remind us a lot of the best Brit girl singers of the mid 60s! Lyrics are all in Portuguese, but there's certainly musical modes that hearken towards some of the styles used by singers like CillaBlack or Jackie Trent – upbeat and bouncy, and with a groovy feel that Elizabeth often matches with a really strong range on her vocals – never forced, but fitting the rhythms of the tunes in a mighty nice way. There's even a few currents of funk at times, and the whole thing's more groovy than the dreamy image on the cover might make you expect. Titles include "Vida Agitada", "Vulcao", "Quero Ver De Perto", "Luiz", "Afinal De Contas", "Eu Faco A Guerra", and "Tomara Que Sim" – all originals by Elizabeth! CD
Lesley Gore —
Girl Talk ... LP Mercury, 1964/1965. Used ...
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Really tremendous work from Lesley Gore – and just the sort of record to show that she's way more than just another girl singer from the 60s! The sound here is incredibly groovy right from the start – a mix not just of the romping arrangements of Claus Ogerman (in his best Soul Searching mode), and the production of Quincy Jones – but also of Gore's great vocals, which have this surprising tinge of sexuality – and a depth that comes from the unique style of folding over her lead in the studio, to create a wide-flanged vocal approach! There's a sense of guts and lust here that goes past the usual weepy girl pop modes – a style that undeniably had an influence on other singers like Dusty Springfield or CillaBlack. Titles include "Hey Now", "You've Come Back", "Say Goodbye", "Live & Learn", "Movin Away", "It's Just About This Time", and "I Wish I Were A Boy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some aging.)