The Girls Play Here!

“Stage performing is a dying art form. Every act I see, their whole act is choreographed. I’m sick of seeing these dancers. The only reason they have them is they don’t have enough talent to get people dancing themselves.”
~ Ronnie Spector

Today I’m featuring girl groups of the 50s and 60s.
This is a reminder that back then, the music wasn’t just being made by “the boys.” It was also being made by women who had enough talent to get people excited.

Play button is on the left … Volume slider is on the right

Girl Groups Medley

Chordettes – Cookies – Martha & The Vandellas
Crystals – Angels – Shangri-Las – Shirelles
Marvelettes – Supremes – Chiffons – Ronettes

Comments (18)

  1. Don Doyle

    Wow, great selections today Ray. Powerful voices propelling a lot of energy. When these ladies had the stage everyone couldn’t stop moving. They projected a strength of character that made you love them. Loyalty, a “Stand by your man” quality that any guy would dream of in a girl friend. I am sure that you could fill a week or even a month with great Girl Groups. I am happy to enjoy this set as a way to start the week. Thank you, Ray.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Don.
      It’s almost as if you read my mind because there will be more “Girls” music coming all week long!
      Rock On, Bro!

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  2. Fred

    Just the names made me pay attention!! My Boyfriend is back isstill a favotite!!
    And how can you not wait a minute for the postman!! And Chiffons are made of pure silk and cotton and could be seen through!! No wonder their voices were so great!! Loved all of them great choices Ray!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Fred.
      I’m glad you enjoyed the trip back in time!
      Rock On, My Brother!

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  3. Nancy A Garbati

    Bentley says: US GIRLS ROCK <3

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Bentley is one smart bird! ❤

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  4. Pat Conant

    Girl groups rock! Loved them all. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” is my personal favorite. Can’t wait to hear what the “girls” will be singing tomorrow.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Pat! 🙂
      You chose a beautiful song as your favorite but I will always love that last song. The opening bass drum kick from my all time favorite drummer (Hal Blaine) just goes straight through me.

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  5. Sandy Gaither

    Just absolutely loved the selection of the girls! How fun was this, with words that mean some thing from very strong emoticon. This is another one I might have to listen to again later this afternoon. Thank you Ray for this treat on Monday morning!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Sandy, thank you for the vote of confidence. As always, I am very happy when I make you smile! 🙂

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  6. Penny

    Great songs today, dancing around in my chair (that is the limit of my dancing capabilities ..LOL)
    Thank you for the amazing and upbeat “girls” medley!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny.
      I thought it was time to give the girls their due. By the way, chair dancing is perfectly acceptable. 🥰

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  7. Jane Abbott Sweatt

    Wonderful choices for todays Girls songs Ray. Thanks for the fun listening moments.
    Jane

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Jane, I’m very happy you enjoyed them. 🙂

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  8. Cathy

    i had to wait until i was in for the evening to listen. i loved ALL of your choices, but the Ronettes at the end did it for me. that was one of our songs in high school. still love it, and i’m still replaying them all. thanks, Ray. you always seem to know!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Cathy 🥰
      I’m happy the songs were enjoyable for you. I agree with about Be My Baby. There has always been something very special about that song for me, and now knowing it was a favorite for Kurt and you makes it even more wonderful!

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  9. Barbara

    Late chiming in but always fun to take a trip back to “the good old days”! No better way to start (or end) the day. Glad you’re putting these together Ray …. good music, good memories, and good times! Ah life in a small town in those days! Thanks again …. Rock the Day …..

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Barbara.
      Back then, music was our connection to a world outside our humble little town. It took us places we never could have experienced in that era. We had the best of both worlds; great music and the simple but wonderful security of small town America.
      Rock The Day!

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