The Red Bird Girls
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 9:23PM
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The Red Bird Girls CD 

20 Stereo Debuts Taken Straight from the Original Red Bird Master Tapes

• Features a Newly Discovered Ellie Greenwich Track Written by Neil Diamond

• Remastered by Ron Furmanek

• 16-Page Booklet Packed with Photos

• Liner Notes Feature Interviews with Janis Siegel, Evie Sands, Brooks Arthur and Other Notables

From Real Gone Music comes a discovery that already has the collector community buzzing, and especially those collectors in search of previously unheard stereo—20 tracks discovered deep in the vaults of the Red Bird label, every one of which makes its true stereo debut right here! Founded in 1964 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and run by George Goldner, Red Bird is considered to this day as the girl group label of the ‘60s, and this collection—produced by long-time archivist and engineer Ron Furmanek together with Ash Wells and annotated by James Moniz—features the biggest stars on the label roster, and sources its first-time stereo mixes straight from the original master tapes. Among the most notable tracks are Call Me His, a totally unknown and unreleased recording from the great Ellie Greenwich written by a neophyte songwriter named Neil Diamond; an early, unreleased version of The Boy from New York City, recorded by the Ad-Libs back when they were known as The Cheerio’s; Go Now by Bessie Banks, a song that became a big hit for The Moody Blues a year later, and I Can’t Let Go by Evie Sands, which, similarly, became a hit for the Hollies; I Wanna Love Him So Bad by The Jelly Beans featuring a rare lead vocal from Alma Brewer, and The Young Generation’s The Hideaway featuring a very young Janis Siegel before she became a superstar with Manhattan Transfer. Meticulously documented inside a 16-page booklet boasting copious photos and interviews with Siegel, Sands and songwriter/producer Brooks Arthur among many others, The Red Bird Girls—Very First Time in True Stereo sheds a new light on the genius artists, songwriters and producers that recorded for the Red Bird label, and displays their work in all ts sonic stereo glory.

1. The Dum Dum Ditty – The Goodies; 2. The Boy From New York City – The Ad-Libs (Prev. Unreleased Alt. Version); 3. The Kind of Boy You Can’t Forget – The Jelly Beans; 4. Go Now – Bessie Banks; 5. You Don’t Know – Ellie Greenwich; 6. I Can’t Let Go – Evie Sands; 7. He’s So Easy To Love – Roddy Joy; 8. I Know He Loves Me – Chi Chi McCauley; 9. No True Love-The Dixie Cups; 10. I’m Just A Down Home Girl – The Ad-Libs; 11. I Wonder – The Butterflys; 12. I Wanna Love Him So Bad – The Jelly Beans (Prev. Unreleased Alt. Version); 13. Another Boy Like Mine – Ellie Greenwich; 14. Take Me For A Little While – Evie Sands; 15. Welcome To My Heart – The Bouquets; 16. The Hideaway – The Young Generation; 17. Sugar Boy-The Charmettes; 18. Gee Baby Gee- The Butterflys; 19. How Fine Can One Guy Be – The Jelly Beans; 20. Call Me His – Ellie Greenwich (Prev. Unreleased)

 

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