Let’s Have A Party: Girls Gone Rockin’ Vol. 2 – 2LP

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Vinyl
£11.99
Release date: 18 Aug 2014

"The good people at Fantastic Voyage have put together this easily-digestible 2LP edition with 32 songs from their sprawling 3CD compilation of '50s rock'n'roll, with an excellent mixture of famous names and crate-digging obscurities...it's great fun throughout, with not a dud in sight as you romp through doo-wop and country inflected rock'n'roll gems full of lively piano tinkling, bright sax honks and naive electric guitar boogie..." 9/10 Norman Records

CAT No: FVDV106UPC TEXT: 5055311071060

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Let’s Have A Party has proved to be one of the most popular titles in the Fantastic Voyage catalogue, and now we are pleased to present a 2LP vinyl limited edition, featuring 32 dancefloor-friendly cuts, selected from the 75-track 3CD set. Compiled and annotated by rock & roll authority Lucky Parker, Let’s Have A Party brings together some of the finest female singers, to prove that the girls can easily give the boys a run for their money in the rock & roll rug-cutting stakes.

Limited to 500 copies and housing an annotated colour insert, Let’s Have A Party offers a toe-tappin’ selection of female vocal rhythm and rock, mixing hits and rarities to please both avid collectors and those just beginning to explore the genre. Let’s Have A Party sees chart-topping R&B mamas rub shoulders with boogie woogie country gals, and demure pop princesses mingle with rockabilly fillies, whose lesser-heard down-home ditties have nonetheless earned them a place in collectors’ hearts.  From sassy city slickers such as LaVern Baker and Ruth Brown, to Southern songbirds like The Davis Sisters and Wanda Jackson, this is as diverse a set of female rockers as one could hope to find.

Sister compilation Girls Gone Rockin’: Fabulous Femme Rockers is also available as a 2LP vinyl limited edition.

Tracklist

Side 1

  1. My Boy Elvis (Janis Martin)
  2. Jim Dandy Got Married (LaVern Baker)
  3. Rock Love (Nita, Rita and Ruby)
  4. Rock-A-Bye Boogie (The Davis Sisters)
  5. The Flirt (Shirley & Lee)
  6. Petticoat Baby (Bette McLaurin and The Four Fellows)
  7. Boom De De Boom (Janet Baker)
  8. Honey Bop (Wanda Jackson)

Side 2

  1. My Boy Flat Top (Dorothy Collins)
  2. Bopper 486609 (Donna Dameron)
  3. Paper Boy (Norma Lee)
  4. Honolulu Rock-A Roll-A (Eartha Kitt)
  5. Jump Back Honey (Hadda Brooks)
  6. A Fish House Function (Emmy Oro and Her Rhythm Escorts)
  7. Drill, Daddy, Drill (Dorothy Ellis)
  8. A Fool In Love (Marie Adams)

Side 3

  1. Black And White Thunderbird (The Delicates)
  2. Drugstore Rock And Roll (Janis Martin)
  3. I Want To Do More (Ruth Brown)
  4. 24 Hours A Day (365 Days A Year) (Cathy Ryan)
  5. Your Mama’s Here (Colleen Frazier feat. Sparky Frazier)
  6. Dynamite (Brenda Lee)
  7. Move It On Over (Rose Maddox)
  8. Love Is Strange (Mickey and Sylvia)

Side 4

  1. Teaser (Varetta Dillard)
  2. Little Lovin’ (Mimi Roman)
  3. My Man (Dolly Cooper)
  4. Touch And Go (Wynona Carr)
  5. Aw Shucks Baby (Tiny Topsy)
  6. One, Two, Let’s Rock (Sugar Pie and Pee Wee)
  7. Come Here (Lillian Briggs)
  8. Let’s Have A Party (Wanda Jackson)