Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Crystals

When Phil Spector discovered The Crystals, they were all still in high school.  They became one of the defining girl group acts of the early 60's with a string of chart hits. The vocal line up went through several changes and for a brief period Spector recorded Darlene Love and The Blossoms as The Crystals. The lead vocal on Then He Kissed Me is Dolores "La La" Brooks and on He's A Rebel, it's Darlene Love. The Wall of Sound effect was genius.

I love the organ in The Tonettes' song I Gotta Know and I can't stop playing The Dells' Run For Cover. The Twist was written and originally performed by Hank Ballard.  The set ends with a sweet cover of Our Day Will Come by Amy Winehouse. Enjoy the music.

Then He Kissed Me  -  The Crystals
I Gotta Know  -  The Tonettes
Can't Let You Go  -  Sugar Pie DeSanto
Run For Cover  -  The Dells
He's A Rebel  -  The Crystals
The Twist  -  Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
Miss Pitiful  -  Etta James
Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone  -  Martha & The Vandellas
Our Day Will Come  -  Amy Winehouse

1 comment:

  1. Now, didn't these girls look classy? I just love the sixties look ... The music, too, of course.