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Monday, October 13, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girl of the Week Is Shirley Ellis, now lets play the NAME GAME!!!

Shirley!
Shirley, Shirley bo Birley Bonana fanna fo Firley
Fee fy mo Mirley, Shirley!


Shirley Ellis started off singing in a band called the Metronomes in the 50's, but it wasn't until the 60's that she found her place in the pop charts with a string of hit songs. She wrote mainly rock 'n roll, but also loved to sing jazz, pop and soul. Here's a Sugar, Let's Shing-A-Ling, a kind of unique song for Shirley. It's a bit funkier than most of her other music.



Along with Shirley's fine hits, there's a great group of songs all with names in the title, so lets get started with Crayons To Perfume 12, and the name game!



Shirley Ellis: The Name Game
Shirley Ellis: Soul Time
Shirley Ellis: Clapping Song
Shirley Ellis: Nitty Gritty
Shirley Ellis: The Puzzle Song
The Shirelles: Big John
The Blossoms: Big Talkin’ Jim
Judy & The Affections: Marie, Give Him Back
The Four Jewels: Dapper Dan
The Raindrops: That Boy John
Jennie Smith: It’s Murder For Roberta
Jill & The Boulevards: Eugene
Crazy Girls und die Javalins: Joe, der Gitarrenmann
Goldie & The Gingerbreads: Skinny Vinnie
The Fair Sect (plus One): Mohair Sam
Marisol: Johnny
The Femine Complex: Jaguar Jimmy
Jaynettes: Sally Go Round The Roses
Martha & The Vandellas: Jimmy Mack
Marvalettes: Don’t Mess With Bill
The Girlfriends: My One and Only Jimmy Boy
Linda Laurie & The Del-Satins: Stay at home With Sue
Anuk: Jimmy Est Parti

background: Sandy Nelson The Clapping Song

wanna hear all of the shows? Just look to your right, and click on the Crayons to Perfume! Archive

Monday, October 6, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girls of the Week are the Unknown Girls of Arc Records, Canada!



The Arc Sound Company formed in Toronto, Canada in 1958 - headquartered in Scarborough, Ontario in the community of Agincourt. The record label started off ushering in the musical careers of such Canadian luminaries as Anne Murry and Catherine McKinnon (amongst others) but soon turned to churning out Sound-A-Like styled records using local talent to "emulate" current hit records of the day. Some of the records on Arc were credited to the groups who recorded them, but there are also many who used studio musicians from the companies who used Arc's pressing plant. So sadly, many artists, and almost all the women on these records went uncredited. Today, we pay homage to the Unknown Girls of Arc Records, as well as the ladies of Hit Records from Nashville and London, England's Embassy Records - as well as a few surprises!

The Unknown Girls of Arc Records on Crayons to Perfume 11 can be found here and you can find the show archive here. Don't forget check WFMU's rock'n'soul Ichiban each Monday morning for a brand new show, and check out stream filled with all the best music!

Playlist:
Mama Didn't Lie
Tomorrow
Love Live Love
Girl Don't Come
How Does That Grab You?
Shout
Alpha Zoe & The Group: You Beat Me To The Punch
Kathy Taylor: I Can't Stay Mad At You
The Flower Sisters: People Say
The Dacrons: Don't Hang Up
Peggy Gaines: Ride
Connie & Clara: I Will Follow Him
The Gleams: He's A Rebel
Jean Campbell: Robot Man
Marylin Lee: Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Joan Baxter & The Beatmen: Baby Love
The Startlings: Baby I Love You
Ripple Blast Singers & Band: Stone Soul Picnic
Ripple Blast Singers & Band: House That Jack Built
Watch Out
I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy

Friday, October 3, 2014

The Monkey's Uncle

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Benefit For Greg Germani



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week Is Cristina of Los Stops in our Lovely Ladies of Latin 60's music SPECIAL!


Cristina sang with Los Stop (later re-named Los Tops for a time), in the late 60's, recording for Spain's famous Belter Records. Cristina always dreamed of being famous, and her dreams came true!!! Here she's singing the Spanish pop song Tres Cosas



We've saved her more rockin' stuff for our show, so now tune into Crayons To Perfume's Lovely Ladies of Latin music special, show #10, and enjoy the sounds of 60's Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil!

-Crayons To Perfume is hosted weekly by Glynis Ward, DJ girl group girl, who does not speak Spanish or Portuguese and it's very evident on this broadcast, so please be gentle! Here's our show archive

Playlist Show #10

Cristina Y Los Stop: Extende Tu Brazos (Extend Your Arms – Reach Out!)
Cristina Y Los Stop: Molino a Viento
Cristina Y Los Stop: El Ultimo Tren A Clarksville (Last Train To Clarksville)
Cristina Y Los Stop: Los Dos Tan Felices So Happy Together
Cristina Y Los Stop: El Turista 199.999
Angelica Maria: Brebaje de Amore
Los Mary: Jets Dulces Tonterias
Kippy Casado: Loca Yo
Queta Garay: 96 Lagrimas
Las Chics: Samba Lulu
Los Robin: No te alejes
Wanderlea: Boa Noite, Meu Bem (Goodnight Irene)
La Lupe: Don’t Play That Song
Los TNT: Tu Loca Juventud (Crazy Youth)
Las Cuatro Monedas (The Four Coins): Mi Bote De Remo (The Boat That I Row)
La Mosquitas: Hacelo Conmigo
Vanusa: Colores
Lorella con Los Shakers Sola Estoy
Pili & Mili – Un Chico Moderno
Marta Maizan Ven Con Nostros
Silvana Velasco: Dime Dime
Unknown: Love Loves to Love Love

Monday, September 22, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girls of the Week are the cross boarder cuties, the Charmaines!


The Charmaines, or Gigi & The Charmaines as they appeared on some of their records were one of the more unique girl-groups. They were from Cincinnati, Ohio - a day's drive from Toronto, Ontario in Canada and their adopted 2nd home of many years. Toronto had a thriving soul and r&b scene in the 60's and was hungry for more of the music that was heavily influencing "the Toronto Sound" - the Charmaines even have three very obscure singles on Red Leaf Records (from Toronto) - which we'll feature at a later date (because I don't have my hands on all of them! If anyone can send me files of the records, please let me know!!!!)
The Charmaines made quite a few records, but the girls seemed to measure their success not on the hit songs that eluded them, but on the busy schedule they kept for live performances - they were working constantly!

The Charmaines were also on local TV frequently, but none of the footage is on Youtube, so instead we've featured some fantastic recent re-union footage from Cleethorpe's Soul Weekender! The girls sound hasn't changed a bit, and here they do 'Eternally'.



Crayons to Perfume 9 features not only the Charmaines, but a set of powerhouse soul sisters, solo pop girls and some swingin' 60's ye ye covers that transform those seemingly sweet and innocent French Femmes into torrid temptresses that tantalize! We end our show with a taste of next weeks Lovely Latin Ladies one hour special - a show filled with super music from the girls of South America, Mexico, Spain and Cuba!!

Crayons to Perfume airs each Monday morning with your host, Glynis Ward aka DJ girlgroupgirl - just search on WFMU Rock 'n Soul Ichiban to find a list of all our other shows - they remain here for your listening pleasure 24/7

The Charmaines: Guilty
The Charmaines: I Idolize You
The Charmaines: Poor Unfortunate Me
The Charmaines: I Don’t Want To Loose Him
Sandy Shaw: Girl Don’t Come
Petula Clark: Reach Out
Chris Connor: Downtown
Billie Davis: Ev’ry Day
Cher: I’m Gonna Love You
Patti Drew: Hard To Handle
Thelma Jones: The House That Jack Built
Gloria Jones: Tainted Love
Erma Franklin: Gotta Find Me a Lover (24 Hours a Day)
Shirley: Big Boss Man
Les Scarabees: Puisque tu m'as quittée (Nothing But A Heartache)
Sylvie Vartan: Quand Tu Es La (The Game of Love)
Evy: Une question qui se pose 1965 (Questions I Can’t Answer )
Stone: Garde Ton Sang Froid (I Can’t Control Myself)
Jocylene: Nitty Gritty
Les Fizz Si tu fais ça (You Can’t Do That)
Jenny Rock Mal (Hush)
Cristina & Los Stops Corazon Contendo 1969

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Saturday Night Dance Party Live From The Admiral



Need a DJ for your Saturday night dancing party?  Tune in to "Live From The Admiral" with Dr. Filth. 11 PM - 2 AM.  BYOB.

And, don't forget to check this space every Monday for a new episode of "Crayons To Perfume" with your host Girl Group Girl.

Thanks to J.R. Williams for the logo!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girl of the Week is that mini Mandarin Missy, Rita Chao!




Today I have a secret, and I'm going to spill the beans. It's really not my style to announce my #1 most wanted record, but today is the day. I REALLY want the album pictured in our video below, because it contains Rita Chao's version of 'Venus'.
Rita Chao is one of the wonders of Singapore's 60's pop "scene". Her voice is unique, and often when singing English, it's awkward sounding to Western ears and the notes often sharp - perfect for her beautiful renditions of traditional Mandarin songs!
I discovered China's hidden 60's pop music while living in Toronto. A record store had purchased a good pile of assorted ethnic 45's and I bought them. There were a few good Portuguese EP's (all of them covers) and a handful of Chinese records. A few of the 45's were "a go go" records but I couldn't read the labels - I suspect now that one or two were either the Trailers or the Quests backing male and male/female duos. At the time I was working with a woman who spoke only Mandarin, and she adored the records, so when I moved the records stayed with her, but those records sparked an interest to find out more about Asian music in the 60's.

Here's Rita with her version of 'Venus'.



Click here for our latest Crayons To Perfume, featuring Rita Chao, a handful of Beatles girls, along with some pop and soul! Check us out here at WFMU's Rock 'n Soul Ichiban each Monday morning - and just search on Crayons To Perfume for all of our past shows. In the coming weeks we have some great stuff planned for your listening pleasure - all kinds of surprises!

Rita Chao: Hanky Panky
Rita Chao: Love Is Me, Love Is You
Rita Chao: How To Catch A Girl
Rita Chao: Shake Shake
Rita Chao: It’s Gonna Be Alright
Bonnie JO Mason: Ringo, I Love You
Linda Gayle: Twist & Shout
The Bootles: I’ll Let You Hold My Hand
The Carefrees: We Love You
Claudette & Sylvie: Oui C’est Vrai (Hold Me Tight)
Shangri-Las: Train From Kansas City
Chymes: He’s Not There Anymore
(Raparata &) The Del Rons: Your Big Mistake
Julie Driscoll: Don’t Do It No More
Tootie & The Bouquets: The Conqueror
Erma Franklin: Hold On I’m Comin’
Nanette: He Knows How
Irma Thomas: Teasin’ But Your Pleasin’
The Velvelettes: He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’
Martha & The Vandellas: Dancin’ In The Street
Gigi & The Charmaines: Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Blues

Monday, September 8, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week is Coventry Fairchild, folk-rock femme extraordinaire!


Coventry Fairchild was the lead singer of Miami 60's folk-rock outfit The Clefs of Lavender Hill. Still in her teens, Coventry had the voice of a far more mature woman. She sang with her brother Travis, usually in duets that he wrote; the most well known of which is 'Stop, Get A Ticket'.

Here's a fab, catchy song Coventry, and her band did for Date Records, Travis wrote it!



Now check out more of the Clefs of Lavender Hill, along with a handful of other female folk-rockers, garage girls and pop princesses, on this week's Crayons To Perfume!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Crayons to Perfume's Girls of the Week, the San Fransisco Songstresses of Soul, the Apollas!


The Apollas should have been huge! They should have been girl group stars, but for some unknown reason, it just didn't happen for these San Fransisco Songstresses of Soul! The beautiful Leola Jiles, who has an incredible voice led the trio through some great records, but they often seemed too rock, or too soul - more sass than sweet, and and sadly it didn't sell. But oh, those records! Check out their first record and crazy TV appearance of the girls on Hollywood a Go-Go with You're Absolutely Right!!




And now hear the Apollas on this week's Crayons To Perfume! with your host Glynis Ward, dj girlgroupgirl - wishing you all a labor free Labor Day!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Calling All Canadians, Calling All Canadians!!


Do not miss the Norton Records Caravan of Stars.


Fear not, fellow New Yorkers.  Miriam will be performing at Bowery Electric on Friday, September 12th.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Crayons To Perfume's Girl Of The Week, Those Shubee Surf Bunnies! Part of our all-girl SURFER SPECIAL!


The Surf Bunnies originally started as the Desirays, but the surfing bug was spreading, and the trio decided to become blondes and hop on the surfin' wagon.

There's very few photos of the band, so this fab 45 on Dot will have to suffice!



You can check out more of the Surf Bunnies, along with a bevvy of bikini bustin' babes on Crayons To Perfume's all girl surfin' special! #7 It's a whole hour of wailin' wahinis with Annette, The Honeys, Kay Bell, and such unlikely surfers as the Orlons and the Feetwoods - it's jam packed with less talk and more rock!

-Crayons to Perfume is a weekly show hosted by Glynis Ward, dj girlgroupgirl. Just do a blog search on Crayons to Perfume and you'll find the rest of our shows, for your listening pleasure now, or later!

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