VARIOUS ARTISTS – Girls Gonna Bop – Rockin’ Girls from the Late ‘50s

Album: Girls Gonna Bop

Artist: Various Artists

Label: Cherry Red/ Croydon Municipal

Release Date: November 18, 2016

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The Upshot: Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley comes up with the distaff goods again!


More of that 1950s stuff from the folks at Croydon Municipal. I swear that label head Bob Stanley must lock himself away in a room and comb through hundreds….no, thousands of songs to come up with the choice goods. This particular comp sports 25 tunes and these cuts were released on labels with names like Vaden, Satellite, Jeopardy, Flight 7, Imperial, Staff and the like. You and I both know the genius of Wanda Jackson (who offers up “Sparking Brown Eyes” on here), but how about the magic of Jane Martin (“My Boy Elvis”), Rose Maddox “Move It on Over” ….way better n’ George Thorogood), Joyce Green (“Black Cadillac”), Charlene Arthur (“Hello Baby”), and plenty more.

Wait…you want more? How’s about Ella Mae Morse (“Razzle Dazzle”), Linda Glover (“Counting Sheep Over You”) and Bolean Barry (“Long Sideburns”). The is straight up rockin’ rockabilly gunk with the perfect amount of twang n’ reverb.

The liner notes, by Stanley, are super fascinating to see where these women popped up from and what happened to them. You wouldn’t have heard these cuts on any episode of Happy Days but you can hear ‘em here.

DOWNLOAD: Wanda Jackson- “Sparking Brown Eyes,” Jane Martin “My Boy Elvis,” Rose Maddox – “Move It on Over,” Joyce Green “Black Cadillac”





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