Ace Records Ltd. – XXQLP 053 / BORDER
Ace International –
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Remastered
Beat, Pop Rock, Ballad
· Having already put out collections spotlighting the girl singers of 1960s Japan, France, Italy and Sweden, we now turn our attention to sunny Spain.
· The influence of hit records from the USA and the UK in the early 60s had resulted in a musical style the French called yé-yé. Spain also adopted the term to describe this new type of beat-oriented pop, while maintaining its own musical identity via sexy rhythms and an underlying current of drama and flamenco, as evidenced in this predominantly uptempo all-female compilation.
· The aptly named Hispavox was considered the most important Spanish record label, mainly because they had a talented team of producers, arrangers and studio musicians who between them created the “Torrelaguna sound”. Furthermore, they had Karina, who was known as the queen of Spanish yé-yé with her angelic looks and voice. Zafiro entered the market with a series of girl singers, including the dynamic Marisol, a child actress turned pop singer who spent much of the 60s on the silver screen.
· The Belter label also recorded many young female singers, among them screen siren Soledad Miranda, star of several horror films, and Sonia, who recorded a girlish rendition of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’.
· Other noteworthy artists include Novola Records’ Massiel, who differed from her peers by writing many of her own songs and, after winning the Eurovision Song Contest, became a national icon. All these and more feature on this winning compilation of the choicest female artists active in 1960s Spain.
· Compiled by Ace’s in-house international girl-pop buff Mick Patrick, “Beat Girls Español!” is available in 14-track LP and 24-track CD formats. The LP version – pressed on 180g white vinyl – is packaged in a heavy-duty sleeve with an inner bag featuring a 3500-word note and copious colour illustrations, while the CD edition comes with a bumper booklet containing expanded notes and extra illustrations
1. CORAZÓN CONTENTO - Marisol
2. CREO EN TI - Rocío Dúrcal
3. YA VERÁS - Karina
4. PINTA MI MUNDO - Gelu
5. MOLINO AL VIENTO - Los Stop
6. AQUÍ EN MI NUBE - Sonia
7. SI LLEGARA EL AMOR - RosaliA
1. NUNCA HAY BASTANTE - Adriángela
2. NO SÉ POR QUÉ - Massiel
3. PRIMA O POI - Silvana Velasco
4. TENDRÁS QUE LLORAR - Lorella
5. LA VERDAD - Soledad Miranda
6. VOY A PINTAR LAS PAREDES CON TU
NOMBRE - Los Mismos
7. PON UN ANILLO EN MI DEDO - Las Chic