Girl Groups – 50s & 60s

Soul and rhythm, heartbreak and boy trouble, big hair and sequined dresses. Deeper Roots goes on a romp through the early years of rock and soul sharing the very special talents that filled the AM airwaves of the fifties and sixties. It was almost impossible to select one song from each of these groups but we had to given the time constraints. There were the “Ettes”: The Chordettes, The Bobettes, The Marvelettes, The Ronettes, and The Ikettes; The Angels, The Murmaids, The Crystals, The Jelly Beans, and The Tammys. There were the Detroit sounds, the Wall of Sound, the Brill Building, and the Philly sounds. Perfectly delicious and light-hearted pop and soul from every corner. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2The Ronettes Be My Baby The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
3Shirley Gunter & The Queens Oop Shoop Shirley Gunter Amazon
4The Chordettes Mr. Sandman Magic Moments – The Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 1) Amazon
5The Teen Queens Eddie, My Love The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
6Patience & Prudence Gonna Get Along Without You Now Forgotten Duos of Rock Volume 1 Amazon
7The Chordettes Born To Be With You The Best Of The Chordettes Amazon
8The Bobbettes Mr. Lee The Doo Wop Box, Vol. 2 Disc 2 Amazon
9The Chantels Maybe Doo Wop Box Disc 3 Amazon
10The Poni-Tails Born Too Late Hit The Road Jack- The ABC-Paramount Story Amazon
11The Paris Sisters I Love How You Love Me Back to Mono (1958-1969) Disc 1 Amazon
12The Shirelles Will You Love Me Tomorrow Malt Shop Memories Save the Last Dance for M Amazon
13The Marvelettes Please Mr. Postman 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Marvelettes Amazon
14The Ikettes I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) The Best of the Ikettes Amazon
15The Crystals He's A Rebel The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
16The Cookies Chains Early Girls: 1 Amazon
17Orlons Don't Hang Up Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 Disc 2 Amazon
18The Murmaids Popsicles And Icicles Early Girls: 1 Amazon
19The Jaynetts Sally, Go 'Round The Roses Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
20The Angels My Boyfriend's Back Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1963 Amazon
21The Chiffons One Fine Day Malt Shop Memories: Top Down Convertible Sound (Disc 2) Amazon
22The Crystals Then He Kissed Me The Best Of The Crystals Amazon
23Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Malt Shop Memories: All I Have To Do Is Dream (Disc 2) Amazon
24Exciters Tell Him Northern Soul – The Early Years – 100 Classic And Rare Tracks (CD4) Amazon
25The Ronettes Baby I Love You The Best of the Ronettes Amazon
26The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go Time-Life Classic Rock: 1964 – The Beat Goes On Amazon
27The Shangri-Las Leader of The Pack Malt Shop Memories: Save The Last Dance For Me (Disc 2) Amazon
28Jelly Beans Baby Be Mine Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day, Vol. 6 Amazon
29The Dixie Cups Chapel of Love Red, White & Rock Disc 2 Amazon
30The Tammys Egyptian Shumba Great Googly Moo: Silly Songs from the American Charts Amazon
31The Dixie Cups People Say Chapel Of Love…And Other Great Girl Group Gems [Disc 1] Amazon
32The Blossoms That's When The Tears Start So Much Love: A Darlene Love Anthology 1958 – 1998 Amazon
33The Cake Baby That's Me The Coolest Songs in the World! Vol. 6 Amazon
34The Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration Something's Got A Hold On Me Amazon
35The Supremes Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart Gold Disc 1 Amazon
36Martha & the Vandellas Jimmy Mack Motown: The Classic Years Disc 2 Amazon

Murder Most Foul

Our show this week is brought to you by a song, a narrative like no other Bob Dylan has ever produced. Murder Most Foul was released earlier this year as the first single from his latest album Rough and Rowdy Ways. It is a 16 minute narration of cultural reflection that speaks to the passing of time in the context of what has been lost and what still might be lost yet still celebrating our gains. The Kennedy assassination is one of those times that we reflect on, remembering the day that it happened with as much clarity as time permits. What Dylan does is use pastel images of ‘what was then’ with who we are now as he speaks to cultural touchstones in his (and our) life. And he warns us, once again, that the times are indeed changin’ and that we should likely hear this song as a storm warning. Tune into for a listen. Two hours of Deeper Roots this week.  You can also find out more about the Dylan song at https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/murder-most-foul-and-the-haunting-of-america.


No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nina Simone Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood Anthology Disc 1 Amazon
3Bob Dylan Murder Most Foul Murder Most Foul Amazon
4Louis Armstrong & All His Stars St. James Infirmary (Gambler's Blues) Satchmo Plays King Oliver Amazon
5Erroll Garner Trio Misty Your Hit Parade – 1954 Amazon
6Miles Davis Stella by Starlight '58 Sessions Amazon
7Julie London Cry Me A River Julie Is Her Name & Lonely Girl Amazon
8Nat King Cole On The Street Where You Live The World Of Nat King Cole Amazon
9Marie Knight The Old Rugged Cross Hallelujah What A Song! Amazon
10Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
11The Platters Twilight Time Magic Moments: Best Of 50's Pop (Disc 3) Amazon
12The Fleetwoods Tragedy American Music Library: The Hits Of 1961 Amazon
13Gerry & the Pacemakers – Freddie & the Dreamers Ferry Cross The Mersey Back 2 Back Hits Amazon
14Elvis Presley Long Black Limousine From Elvis in Memphis Amazon
15Lefty Frizzell Long Black Veil Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 3: Americana Amazon
16The Kingston Trio Tom Dooley Yesterday's Gone [Disc 2] Amazon
17Marty Robbins El Paso All-Time Greatest Hits Amazon
18Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday To JFK The Essential Marilyn Monroe Amazon
19Lena Horne Love Me Or Leave Me RCA Records Label: The 1st Note in Black Music [Disc 3] Amazon
20The Beach Boys The Warmth of the Sun Endless Summer Amazon
21Ray Charles What'd I Say Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
22Larry Williams Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Album Version] Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
23The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
24Elvis Presley Mystery Train Lonesome Whistle – An Anthology Of American Railroad Song Amazon
25Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young The Stranger Amazon
26Richard Burton Camelot Ultimate Broadway [Disc 1] Amazon
27Toussaint McCall Nothing Takes The Place Of You Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol. 2 Amazon
28The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood The Most of the Animals Amazon
29Billy Bob Thornton He Was A Friend Of MIne Private Radio Amazon