Evolution of a Girl Group: The Dreamers to the Blossoms on Jasmine Records

Various - The Dreamers To The Blossoms: Evolution Of A Girl Group

JASMINE RECORDS

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Formed in 1954 by California teenagers, Fanita Barrett, Gloria Jones, Jewel Cobbs, Pat Howard and twin sisters Annette and Nanette Williams, and later to include Darlene LoveThe Blossoms evolved out of The Dreamers, via The Rollettes, and The Playgirls

Famously described by rock writer Jay Warner as "The most successful unknown group of the 60s," just about everybody has actually heard them, because in addition to cutting their own records, they sang - either unbilled or under pseudonyms - on a number of big hit records of the era. This compilation, a remarkable document of 'fifties and 'sixties pop, R&B, and girl-group history, presents all their own 45s, starting in 1954 as The Dreamers, to 1962 when they had become The Blossoms, most of which are extremely rare.  

This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, also including several of their well-known, and sometimes-uncredited "guest appearances", backing artists like Richard Berry, Ed Townsend, Shelley Fabares, Duane Eddy and Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, and most famously The Crystals, for whom they 'deputised' on the Phil Spector-produced hits 'He's A Rebel' and 'He's Sure The Boy I Love'. 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. The Dreamers feat. Richard Berry - Bye Bye (Baby) 
  2. The Dreamers feat. Richard Berry - At Last 
  3. Richard Berry & The Dreamers - Daddy Daddy 
  4. Richard Berry & The Dreamers - Together 
  5. The Rollettes - Sad Fool 
  6. The Rollettes - More Than You Realise 
  7. The Rollettes - Kiss Me 
  8. Benny Richard Berry & The Dreamers - Good Love 
  9. The Dreamers - Since You've Been Gone 
  10. The Dreamers - Do Not Forget 
  11. The Blossoms - Move On 
  12. The Blossoms - He Promised Me 
  13. The Blossoms - Little Louie 
  14. The Blossoms - Have Faith In Me 
  15. Ed Townsend - For Your Love 
  16. The Blossoms - No Other Love 
  17. The Blossoms - Baby Daddy-O 
  18. The Playgirls - Hey Sport 
  19. The Playgirls - Young Love Swings The World 
  20. The Playgirls - Gee, But I'm Lonesome 
  21. The Playgirls - Sugar Beat 
  22. The Blossoms - Son-In-Law 
  23. The Blossoms - I'll Wait 
  24. The Blossoms - Write Me A Letter 
  25. The Blossoms - Hard To Get 
  26. Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel 
  27. The Blossoms - The Search Is Over 
  28. The Blossoms - Big Talking Jim 
  29. The Crystals - He's A Rebel 
  30. Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes - (Dance With The) Guitar Man 
  31. Bob B Soxx & The Blue Jeans - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah 
  32. The Crystals - He's Sure The Boy I Love 

 

  • CD housed in jewel case  

 

 

 


 

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