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The Shirelles

The Shirelles
Formed: 1958 in Passaic, NJ
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Disbanded: 1982
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B
Group Members: Doris Coley, Addie Harris, Beverley Lee, Shirley Owens, Beverly Lee
Biography: The Shirelles were the first major female vocal group of the rock era, defining the so-called girl group sound with their soft, sweet harmonies and yearning innocence. Their music was a blend of pop/rock and R&B -- especially doo wop and smooth uptown soul -- that appealed to listeners across the board, ...Read full biography
The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings
Released: 1963
Label: Sundazed
Critics' Rating:
Other than the smash "Mama Said" and its medium-sized follow-up, "What a Sweet Thing That Was," the Shirelles' second album had none of their more celebrated tracks. Nor was it geared toward ornate arrangements ...Read full review
Swing the Most
Released: 1965
Label: Pricewise
Critics' Rating:
Like the usual Shirelles LP (and indeed many rock & roll LPs of the era), Swing the Most was a cobbled-together job, and put out as a budget-priced release when it appeared in 1964. Some of the songs had ...Read full review
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