Sunday, September 2, 2007
MUSIC FOR THE STRAIGHT AMERICAN YOUTH - LOVE YOUR COUNTRY, EAT THAT BURGER AND GET MARRIED. LOVE YOUR MAN BY THE WAY.
ALBUM`````````````THE FABULOUS CHORDETTES
GENRE`````````````DOO WOOP/GIRL POP/VOCAL
"Sweeter than a candy on a stick" is the best way to describe this lovely popular girl vocal band. If you were a straight guy or a girl in Middle America living in the 1950's, this would have been your favourite band.
Big thank you to O! Jelena for posting their video "Lollipop". It inspired this warm upload.
SHORT ARTIST INFO (by Richie Unterberger):
The Chordettes were one of the longest-lived vocal groups with roots in the mainstream pop and vocal harmonies of the 1940s and early 1950s. Although the four women's arrangements owed more to the Andrews Sisters than doo wop, they did, unlike many of their peers, prove fairly adaptable to the rock era. First establishing themselves with the huge (and non-rock) pop hit "Mr. Sandman" in 1954, they continued to chart in the last half of the 1950s and the early 1960s, often with covers of rock and R&B songs. The 2 1958 hit "Lollipop" was the biggest of these. Although the group sound (at least in retrospect) among the Whitest and squarest of rock artists, they introduced enough rock into their repertoire and production to sound more contemporary than they had on discs such as "Mr. Sandman."
ALBUM REVIEW (by Richie Unterberger):
Fabulous Chordettes is a 12-song best-of with all of their biggest hits: "Lollipop," "Mister Sandman," "Zorro," "Never on Sunday," "Born to Be With You," "Eddie My Love," "Just Between You and Me," and more. All of the songs appear on the 32-song compilation Mainly Rock'n'Roll, also on Ace. Since that anthology is so much more comprehensive, and since it has liner notes, unlike this collection, it would seem a very strange decision indeed to give The Fabulous Chordettes precedence over the more extensive collection, even if it comes down to saving a few bucks.