British Beat Girls - Live In Air 1965-1970 - CD4
While Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Adam Faith and Matt Monro were top on everybody's lips, there breathed a new lease of life for countless young women who would sing out and lay equal claim to the limelight. While Brigitte Bardot and Francoise Hardy flew the liberated flag for France, Dusty, Cilla and Sandie would hoist theirs higher. Innocence and elegance combined with a powerful pair of lungs would amply demonstrate their righteous presence in pop music, thereby creating a phenomenon that continues to endure with a captivating charm and magnetism.
Back in 1965, the BBC was eager to enlist the emerging homegrown talents of female stars and fill the airwaves for eager listeners at home and abroad. Compiled here is a compelling selection of the best of British, a tribute to the endearing sound of 'femme vox', that sweetly evocative, glamorous sound with powerful lungs and some killer lipstick.
Over 100 tracks, professionally remastered and packaged in a 4CD clamshell box with 16-page full colour booklet containing background liners and rare archival photos.
Back in 1965, the BBC was eager to enlist the emerging homegrown talents of female stars and fill the airwaves for eager listeners at home and abroad.
Disc 1: Sandie Shaw - 1. Girl Don't Come (with interview) / 2. I'll Stop At Nothing / 3. I've Heard About Him / 4. Long Live Love (with interview) / 5. You Can't Blame Him / 6. Love Letters / 7. Reviewing The Situation / 8. Coconut Grove / 9. Love Me Do. Valerie Masters - 10. It's Up To You (with interview) / 11. The Next Train Out / 12. Round And Round. Billie Davis - 13. Let The Sunshine In / 14. No Other Baby (with interview) / 15. The Midnight Hour. Elkie Brooks - 16. Getting Mighty Crowded / 17. The Way You Do The Things You Do (with interview) / 18. Yeh Yeh / 19. All My Life / 20. Breaking Point / 21. I Put A Spell On You / 22. Love's Just A Broken Heart / 23. Baby Let Me Love You (with interview) / 24. Bye Bye Blues.
Disc 2: Sue And Sunny - 1. You Can't By-Pass Love (with interview) / 2. Leave A Little Love / 3. Every Ounce Of Strength / 4. You Can't By-Pass Love / 5. I'll Try Anything. Helen Shapiro - 6. You Only Live Twice / 7. She Needs Company (with interview) / 8. Stop (And You'll Become Aware). Susan Maughan - 9. When She Walks Away (with interview) / 10. Blowin' In The Wind / 11. That Other Place. Julie Rogers - 12. In My Room (with interview) / 13. Things We Said Today. Cilla Black - 14. Going Out Of My Head / 15. Heatwave / 16. You're No Good / 17. He Was Really Saying Something / 18. Shotgun / 19. Rainbow / 20. Lover's Concerto / 21. Alfie (with interview) / 22. Coversations . Sandra Brown - 23. Knock On Any Door (with interview) / 24. I Want Love. Barbara Kay - 25. I'll Stop At Nothing (with interview) / 26. In The Meantime.
Disc 3: The McKinleys - 1. Give Him My Love (with interview) / 2. Baby Whatcha Want Me To Do. Nita Rossi - 3. Here I Go Again (with interview)/ 4. Untrue / 5. Not Responsible. Truly Smith - 6. Windows And Doors (with interview) / 7. Take A Broken Heart / 8. I Wanna Go Back There Again (with interview) / 9. San Francisco / 10. Window Cleaner. Friday Brown - 11. Getting Nowhere (with interview) / 12. Careless Love / 13. Before You Accuse Me / 14. 32nd Street Love Affair (with interview) / 15. Born A Woman (15.8.66). Tammy St. John - 16. He's The One For Me (with interview) / 17. I'm Tired Just Looking At You / 18. Hey Hey Hey Hey / 19. Nobody Knows What's Going On In My Mind (with interview) / 20. Stay Together Young Lovers. Lulu - 21. Uptight / 22. Call Me (with interview) / 23. You'll Never Leave Him / 24. To Sir With Love / 25. Love Loves To Love Love / 26. Higher And Higher. Julie Grant - 27. Stop (with interview) / 28. Hark .
Disc 4: Stevie Lewis - 1. Sometime When You're Lonely (with interview) / 2. Take A Little While. Anita Harris - 3. Eleanor Rigby. Clodagh Rogers - 4. Stormy Weather (with interview) / 5. Tell Him. Nola York - 6. Photographs/ 7. I Can Hear You Calling). Sharon Tandy - 8. Perhaps Not Forever (with interview) / 9. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag. Jackie Trent - 10. Don't Sleep In The Subway. Kiki Dee - 11. If I Loved You / 12. She Was Really Saying Something). Jackie Lee - 13. I Know Know Know, I'll Never Love Anyone Else (with interview). Barry St. John - 14. Everything I Touch Turns To Tears (with interview) / 15. 6-3-4-5-7-8-9). Samantha Jones - 16. Every Little Bit Hurts / 17. Surrounded By A Ray Of Sunshine. Toni Daly - 18. Like The Big Man Said / 19. Why Don't I Run Away From You. P.P. Arnold - 20. The First Cut Is The Deepest / 21. Something Beautiful / 22. The Time Has Come / 23. Tin Soldier / 24. (If You Think You're) Groovy (with interview) / 25. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Madeleine Bell - 26. We're So Much In Love (with interview). Mary Hopkin - 27. Plaisir d'Amour (with interview)