The Shirelles - Baby It's You

The Shirelles - Baby It's You

Catalogue Code: 716062

Barcode: 5050457160623

Release Date: 25 Sep 2015

The first female group to top the Billboard singles chart, a feat achieved in 1960, and the first to display any degree of consistency (they would return to the summit in 1962), The Shirelles enjoyed a brief and successful chart career at the start of the 106s. They would eventually be over-hauled by several acts from the Motown stable (most notably The Marvelettes and The Supremes), but this does not diminish the importance of The Shirelles by any stretch of the imagination. Baby It’s You was the group’s fourth album for the Scepter label and the first to chart, peaking at #59 on the Billboard album listings. Its progress was helped by the presence of a #1 hit single in Soldier Boy, the Top Ten hit Baby It’s You and two further chart hits in Big John (Aren’t You Gonna Marry Me) and The Things I Want To Hear (Pretty Words). Indeed, so popular had The Shirelles become, Scepter felt confident to include a picture of the group on the front cover, with Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie Harris and Beverley Lee being joined by producer Luther Dixon for a very relaxed photo shoot.

1. Baby It's You
2. Irresistible You
3. The Things I Want To Hear (Pretty Words)
4. Big John (Ain't You Gonna Marry Me)
5. The Same Old Story
6. Voice Of Experience
7. Soldier Boy
8. A Thing Of The Past
9. Twenty-One
10. Make The Night A Little Longer
11. Twistin' In The U.S.A.
12. Putty (In Your Hands)