Not surprisingly, beloved Dusty Springfield was an avid figure in the “Shirley catalog and the band had Shirley Owens as one of the most prominent female songs in pop and soul history. Almost all of the bands performed songs originally recorded by this group, the most common of which was the beautiful “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” Their performances were peppered with enthusiastic cover versions of songs originally released by artists such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, the original members of Motown, the Easley Brothers, Impressions, and Chess, Stacks and the Atlantic Stables. Soul and Jazz and Funk is an independent soul information and review site compiled by Charles Waring and Bill Buckley, two of Britain’s most experienced and respected soul music writers. It begins with their 1958 opener “I Met Him on a Sunday” and ends with their 1962 hit “Everybody Loves A Lover,” which they recorded for Scepter, the label they will always be associated with. In fact, you could say the Shirelles created the same sound: the sound of teenage angst, with a mixture of naïveté and worldly naïveté about soft harmonies and compelling melodies. These songs were so good that I had to learn more about Shirel and put my hands on their original recordings. All the recordings have that wonderful, nostalgic “girl band” sound. Please contact us, we offer very reasonable prices to put your listing on our website.

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