More Lipstick, Powder & Paint: A Decade of Girls 1953 – 1962

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
Release date: 11 Sep 2015

Compilation Of The Week, October 2015, Lauren Laverne Show, BBC6 Music

"This will please many" Record Collector

Featured in American Music Magazine

"I never realised just how much talent was crammed into this period...the quality and diversity is impressive" The Audiophile Man

CAT No: FVTD225UPC TEXT: 5055311002255

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No girl singer achieved the world wide star status of an Elvis Presley or Frank Sinatra and no girl group had anything like as sustained a run of hits as a Drifters or Four Tops. But in that heady decade between 1953 and 1962, the girl singers were no less important in the world of entertainment. Country music was full of girl singers, girls could handle a ballad just as well as the boys and many were recipients of songs by some of pop music’s legendary songsmiths of the day. On More Lipstick, Powder & Paint (sequel to Lipstick, Powder & Paint FVTD194), you’ll find classic songs, readily recognisable names, as well as lost gems from country, pop and R&B and a few that we hope will be a revelation for you. Prepare to step back in time…and be royally entertained.

Compiled by Austin Powell, the 90-track 3CD set More 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-name solo artists from Shirley Bassey, Doris Day, Brenda Lee, Jo Stafford, Aretha Franklin and Connie Francis, to Alma Cogan, Helen Shapiro, Jackie De Shannon, Dionne Warwick, and Freda Payne are present, as are stellar groups like The Chordettes, The Andrews Sisters, The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Paris Sisters and Martha & The Vandellas. With no shortage of lesser-known artists like Mary Jo Chelette, Ginny Wright, Evelyn Kingsley, Jamie Horton, Arlene Smith, Patti Brook, Donna Douglas and Amelia, More Lipstick, Powder & Paint presents a rounded picture of a remarkable decade for female artists.



  1. Cat Fishing (Mary Jo Chelette)
  2. I Want To Be Evil (Eartha Kitt)
  3. Indian Moon (Ginny Wright)
  4. Kissin’ Bug (The Harris Sisters)
  5. Ivory Tower (Gale Storm)
  6. Lay Down Your Arms (The Chordettes)
  7. I’m Available (Margie Rayburn)
  8. Travellin’ Home (Vera Lynn)
  9. Passing Strangers (Ruby Murray)
  10. You Send Me (Teresa Brewer)
  11. The Wayward Wind (Shirley Bassey)
  12. Hummin’ The Blues Over You (Brenda Lee)
  13. Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Doris Day)
  14. Hot Spell (Margaret Whiting)
  15. To Know Him Is To Love Him (Evelyn Kingsley with The Towers)
  16. Chanson D’Amour (Song Of Love) (The Fontane Sisters)
  17. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin’ (Janice Peters)
  18. I’ll Always Be In Love With You (Rosemary June)
  19. Not One Minute More (Della Reese)
  20. The Hucklebuck (Georgia Gibbs)
  21. (Kiss Me) Honey, Honey (Kiss Me) (Gogi Grant)
  22. With Open Arms (Jane Morgan)
  23. Tell Him No (The Lana Sisters)
  24. (It Took) One Kiss (Jaye P. Morgan)
  25. Mama Don’t Cry At My Wedding (Anita Carter)
  26. Bye Bye Baby (Mary Wells)
  27. Robot Man (Jamie Horton)
  28. Angel Baby (Rosie and The Originals)
  29. Betrayed By Love (Kelly Sims)
  30. Like A Waterfall (The Curls)


  1. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini (The Kittens)
  2. What A Wonderful Lover (Doris Payne)
  3. Waiting For The Stars To Shine (Silver Sisters)
  4. Steady Date (The Three Bells)
  5. Paper Roses (Maureen Evans)
  6. My Last Date (With You) (Joni James)
  7. Tell Him For Me (June Valli)
  8. I’m Sending Back Your Roses (Laura Lee)
  9. Indoor Sport (Jo Stafford)
  10. Someone Else’s Boy (Connie Francis)
  11. Operation Heartbreak (Aretha Franklin)
  12. A Texan And A Girl From Mexico (Anita Bryant)
  13. Go On Home (Patti Page)
  14. Ja-Da (Alma Cogan)
  15. Write Me A Letter (The Blossoms)
  16. Give Myself A Party (Rosemary Clooney)
  17. Play It Again (Tina Robin)
  18. Takin’ That Long Walk Home (Dorothy Jones)
  19. Wait Till Tomorrow (Eileen Rodgers)
  20. Magic Is The Night (Kathy Young with The Innocents)
  21. I’ll Step Down (Bonnie Guitar)
  22. Come On And Dance (Maureen Gray)
  23. Heaven Is Being With You (Patti Brook)
  24. Surprisin’ (Joan Regan)
  25. Teach Me Tonight (The Bobbettes)
  26. Sailor (The Andrews Sisters)
  27. He Knows I Love Him Too Much (Arlene Smith)
  28. Find Another Fool (Glenda Collins)
  29. There’ll Be No Goodbyes (Susan Lynne)


  1. Stop The Music (The Shirelles)
  2. The Young Ones (Cathy Carroll)
  3. Casanova Brown (The Young Sisters)
  4. Big Big Love (Carol Connors)
  5. I Don’t Care (Helen Shapiro)
  6. Sailor Boy (Cathy Carr)
  7. He’s Sure The Boy I Love (The Crystals)
  8. Voodoo Doll (Amelia)
  9. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Shelley Fabares)
  10. My Coloring Book (Sandy Stewart)
  11. Too Late To Worry (Babs Tino)
  12. You Won’t Forget Me (Jackie De Shannon)
  13. Where I Ought To Be (Skeeter Davis)
  14. Don’t Make Me Over (Dionne Warwick)
  15. Party Lights (Claudine Clark)
  16. My Hero (That’s What You Are) (Sue Thompson)
  17. Johnny Get Angry (Carol Deene)
  18. Big Man (Kathy Kirby)
  19. So Many Ways (Julie Grant)
  20. The Message In A Bottle (Donna Douglas)
  21. Be Nice To Him Mama (The Vernons Girls)
  22. I’m A Woman (Christine Kittrell)
  23. Letter To Mommy And Daddy (Barbara Lynn)
  24. Mama Didn’t Lie (Jan Bradley)
  25. Blame It On The Bossa Nova (Eydie Gorme)
  26. What Am I To Do (The Paris Sisters)
  27. Playboy (The Marvelettes)
  28. I’ll Have To Let Him Go (Martha and The Vandellas)
  29. He Who Laughs Last (Freda Payne)
  30. End Of The Line (Clodagh Rodgers)