More Girls, Girls, Girls!

Let’s do this again.

We continue our look back at legendary female voices, but this time, the focus is not on girl groups. It’s on solo female singers from the 60s and 70s (and there’s even one from the 50s).

Several of these singers had so many hits it was difficult to choose just one, but I did it because I go to great lengths to please you. 🙂

Speaking of choosing, there is one name on the list below that will probably having you assume it’s a song about the singer’s boots. Uh-uh. I chose instead to play my favorite song by her.

Memories … That’s What We’re All About

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More Female Voices

Bobbie Gentry – Gladys Knight – Petula Clark
Karen Carpenter – Diana Ross – Dusty Springfield
Lesley Gore – Connie Francis – Nancy Sinatra

Comments (12)

  1. Donald Doyle

    Nice varied collection today Ray. It’s nice to see the variety of styles represented. With the exception of Bobbie Gentry, all of these women enjoyed multiple hits over their careers. I noticed that the majority of women represented here are American. Do you find that it was harder for foreign women to break into the US market? The men sure didn’t have any trouble “invading “ the country. Another point, I know that Lesley Gore wrote all or most of her material how about the rest of the group? Any writers here? Thanks Ray for presenting a good theme to get us through the week. You always Rock my Brother.

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thank you, Don.
      Petula Clark was a rare exception to the “All American” list of British artists. Dusty Springfield was another and she’ll be included later in the week. Lesley Gore was the only one in this group who had any songwriting success. In fact, Gore composed songs for the soundtrack of the 1980 film Fame, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Out Here on My Own, written with her brother Michael.
      Rock On, My Brother!

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  2. Fred

    This was a interesting mix Ray!! I remember getting caught with lipstick on my collar!! I did not know that Leslie Gore wrote so many of her songs!! Your first pick got my attention(love that song) Another thing that surprised me was how many hits Nancy Sinatra had!! Go Go boots is a good nick name for her!! I really only remember These Boots Were Made For Walkin’!! Real big week coming up Ray!! Nancy is getting ready for her second knee replacement!! But we will be listening!! Rock on

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Fred 🙂
      I appreciate the kind words, my friend.
      I will keep your lovely Nancy in my thoughts and prayers. She’s such a great girl! ❤
      Rock On, Bro!

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  3. Nancy A Garbati

    Bentley say YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Bentley is my favorite bird 🥰

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  4. Sandy Gaither

    Petula Clark, Karen Carpenter, Diana Ross!! And on we go. This was fantastic. I just loved all of those hits and so I haven’t heard for quite some time. This was a good collaboration of hits that strike it big, and thank you Ray for choosing them. Delightful! Always brings back lots of memories when you hear songs that were from yesteryear. Truly appreciate what you do. Thank you thank you, you’ve made this gal very 😃

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Sandy 🥰
      Making you happy is what I love doing. I’ve said it before but your comments are always so full of joy!

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  5. Hawthorne Mary

    Glad you didn’t do the expected Nancy Sinatra number! Your choice was enjoyed much more

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Mary 🥰
      If I hear ‘Boots’ one more time, I’ll scream. I’m glad you didn’t mind. 🙂

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  6. Penny

    WOW!! Great Girl songs!! I think women have not gotten credit they deserve in music and this medley just goes to show how powerful and impact they have for all time! Who knows where Karen Carpenters talents would have taken her if she had not had such a tragic fate so young!
    You, sir rock as always!!!!
    Sorry for the late comment .. am on my third time listening… I took a 1/2 day off hoping to go car buying 🙁

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    1. Ray (Post author)

      Thanks, Penny 🥰
      Karen’s story was so, so sad.
      No need to apologize for being late. I’m just very happy you enjoyed it!
      I don’t know if I rock but these women sure did. 🙂

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