Lipstick, Powder & Paint: A Decade Of Girls 1953-1962

Various Artists
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FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
Release date: 12 May 2014

"From the timid early steps to confident hitmakers, Lipstick, Powder and Paint chronicles the influential early days of the female side of pop music" Icon Fetch

“Here come the girls, with 90 pop nuggets…a rounded listen that takes in all the big names” Vintage Rock

CAT No: FVTD194UPC TEXT: 5055311001944

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One Direction, Westlife, Boyzone, Take That, David Cassidy, The Osmonds, The Beatles, Cliff, Elvis, Dickie Valentine, Johnny Ray and Frank Sinatra; from today right back to the Forties they all generated teen hysteria and  had their female fans screaming uncontrollably. At the same time there were many highly successful female pop singers, many of whom racked up as many hit singles as their male counterparts. Although none commanded the same vocal adulation as the boys, their contribution to pop music is just as valid and Lipstick, Powder & Paint highlights some of the girls who played their part, large or small, in the evolution of pop.

Compiled by Austin Powell, the 3CD set Lipstick, Powder & Paint salutes a decade of girls 1953-1962, and runs the gamut of country, R&B and easy listening, but is primarily pop music with chart appeal. Big names from Rosemary Clooney, Julie London, The Chordettes, Doris Day and Connie Francis to Petula Clark, The Crystals, Timi Yuro, The Marvelettes and Nancy Sinatra are present, so too are lesser-known artists like Lorie Mann, The Perry Sisters, Betsy Brye, Cindy Mann, Yolanda and Mimi Roman.

Male record buyers didn’t scream and reduce themselves to tears, but many would have dreamt of spending time with their favourite girl singer. Maybe yours is among the 90 tracks included on Lipstick, Powder & Paint.



  1. Tennessee Wig Walk (Bonnie Lou)
  2. Bimbo (Ruby Wright)
  3. This Ole House (Rosemary Clooney)
  4. Teach Me Tonight (The De Castro Sisters)
  5. Hearts Of Stone (The Fontane Sisters)
  6. (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Ruth Brown)
  7. Tweedle Dee (Georgia Gibbs)
  8. No More (The McGuire Sisters)
  9. He’s A Tramp (Peggy Lee)
  10. Jim Dandy (LaVern Baker)
  11. I’ll Be True (Faye Adams)
  12. True Love (Kitty Kallen)
  13. Eddie My Love (The Chordettes)
  14. Ivory Tower (Cathy Carr)
  15. A Tear Fell (Teresa Brewer)
  16. Too Young To Go Steady (Anne Shelton)
  17. A Poor Man’s Roses (Or A Rich Man’s Gold) (Patsy Cline)
  18. Lucky Lips (Gale Storm)
  19. Love Me Forever (The Kaye Sisters)
  20. Long Black Nylons (The Beverley Sisters)
  21. You Tattletale (Patience and Prudence)
  22. With All My Heart (Jodie Sands)
  23. Born Too Late (Maureen Evans)
  24. Fibbin’ (Patti Page)
  25. Everybody Loves A Lover (Doris Day)
  26. Oh Johnny, Oh! (Kathy Linden)
  27. Oh Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again (Marion Ryan)
  28. Maybe (The Chantels)
  29. When The Boys Talk About The Girls (Valerie Carr)
  30. The Day The Rains Came (Jane Morgan)


  1. I’ll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (Rosemary June)
  2. Broken-Hearted Melody (Sarah Vaughan)
  3. Must Be Catchin’ (Julie London)
  4. Goodbye Jimmy, Goodbye (Ruby Murray)
  5. So Many Ways (Lorie Mann)
  6. Fabian (The Perry Sisters)
  7. Sleep Walk (Betsy Brye)
  8. (It Took) One Kiss (Betty Miller)
  9. Pink Shoe Laces (Dodie Stevens)
  10. Love A Love A Love Me (Cindy Mann)
  11. Once In A While (Lita Roza)
  12. The Big Hurt (Toni Fisher)
  13. Cinderella Jones (Petula Clark)
  14. Just Couldn’t Resist Her With Her Pocket Transistor (Alma Cogan)
  15. You Got What It Takes (Janet Richmond)
  16. Pineapple Princess (Annette)
  17. A Kookie Little Paradise (Jo-Ann Campbell)
  18. With This Kiss (Yolanda)
  19. He’ll Have To Stay (Jeanne Black)
  20. Why Do I Cry For Joey? (Connie Stevens)
  21. I Shot Mr Lee (The Bobbettes)
  22. Down By The River (The Georgettes)
  23. Ask Me To Go Steady (Debbie Reynolds)
  24. We’re Gonna Dance (Lorne Lesley)
  25. Love Is Like A Violin (Carmita)
  26. In My Little Corner Of The World (Anita Bryant)
  27. Dum Dum (Brenda Lee)
  28. When I’m With You (Helen Shapiro)
  29. Charlie Wasn’t There (Barbara Evans)
  30. Baby Roo (Connie Francis)


  1. Cuff Links And A Tie Clip (Nancy Sinatra)
  2. Starlight, Starbright (Linda Scott)
  3. A Thousand Stars (Kathy Young)
  4. Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) (Sue Thompson)
  5. Mama Said (The Shirelles)
  6. Triangle (Janie Grant)
  7. Kookie Talk (Eve Adams)
  8. My Last Date (With You) (Skeeter Davis)
  9. I’ll Be There (Damita Jo)
  10. Right Or Wrong (Wanda Jackson)
  11. At Last (Etta James)
  12. Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes) (Carla Thomas)
  13. You’ve Got To See Mamma Every Night (Kari Lynn)
  14. Angel On My Shoulder (Shelby Flint)
  15. I’ve Told Every Little Star (Lana Jean)
  16. (Or) Johnny Will (Mimi Roman)
  17. Well I Ask Ya (Kay Starr)
  18. It Might As Well Rain Until September (The De Laine Sisters)
  19. Nobody’s Perfect (Carole King)
  20. Oh, Yeah, Maybe Baby (The Crystals)
  21. Beechwood 4-5789 (The Marvelettes)
  22. The Things We Did Last Summer (Shelley Fabares)
  23. I’ll Wait Forever (Anita Wood)
  24. When You Ask About Love (Julie Grant)
  25. Baby Doll Twist (Broken Doll) (Susan Maughan)
  26. Bobby’s Girl (Marcie Blane)
  27. Where Do I Go? (Little Eva)
  28. Chains (The Cookies)
  29. Forgive Me (For Giving You Such A Bad Time) (Babs Tino)
  30. What’s A Matter Baby (Is It Hurting You) (Timi Yuro)