THE SHIRELLES

"Will You Love Me Tomorrow?"


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

The Shirelles were an American girl vocal-group. Members were Shirley Alston, Doris Coley, Beverly Lee and Addie Harris. The quartet was formed in New Jersey in 1958, and during 1960-1963 they have seven top-twenty hit-singles in the US.

Their sound influenced many later groups and bands; not least the Beatles who recorded two of their songs for their first album ( “Baby It’s You” and “Boys” )

After the “British Invasion” it was difficult for the group to maintain their status as one of the most popular acts in the US, and they only had minor hits the following years.

Other complications, such as marriages in the group and disputes with their Scepter label came up during 1964. Interesting that a young Dionne Warwick subbed for two member when they took leaves to get married.

For a period after 1967 they performed as Shirley and the Shirelles, and until recent years various incarnations of the group have recorded and performed. .

sources: Albums sleeves and Wikipedia

Members:

Shirley Alston : Born 1941. Lead vocals

Doris Coley: Born 1941. Lead-vocals

Beverly Lee: Born 1941. Vocals

Addie Harris: Born 1940. Vocals



Discography:


1. The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings - Scepter 1961

Tracks:
1. Mama Said / 2 . What a Sweet Thing That Was / 3. It's Mine / 4. I Saw a Tear / 5. I Don't Want to Cry / 6. Rainbow Valley / 7. My Willow Tree / 8. The First One / 9. What's Mine Is Yours / 10. Without a Word of Complaint / 11. I'll Do the Same Thing Too / 12. Blue Holiday
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2. Tonight's the Night - Scepter 1961

Tracks:
1. Tonight's the Night / 2. Johnny on My Mind / 3. Lower the Flame / 4. Will You Love Me Tomorrow / 5. Doin' the Rondie / 6. You Don't Want My Love / 7. Dedicated to the One I Love / 8. Boys / 9. The Dance Is Over / 10. Oh, What a Waste of Love / 11. Unlucky / 12. Tonight at the Prom
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3. Baby it's You - Scepter 1962

Tracks:
1. Baby It's You / 2. Irresistible You / 3. Things I Want to Hear / 4. Big John / 5. The Same Old Story / 6. Voice of Experience / 7. Soldier Boy / 8. A Thing of the Past / 9. Twenty One / 10. Make the Night a Little Longer / 11. Twisting in the U.S.A. / 12. Putty in Your Hands
Rating : 7


4. Give a Twist Party ( + King Curtis ) - Scepter 1962

Tracks:
1. Mama, Here Comes the Bride / 2. Take the Last Train Home / 3. Welcome Home Baby / 4. I've Got a Woman / 5. I Still Want You / 6. Take the Last Train Home / 7. Love Is a Swinging Thing / 8. Ooh Poo Pah Doo / 9. New Orleans / 10. Mister Twister / 11. Potato Chips
Rating : 4


5. Foolish Little Girl - Scepter 1963

Tracks:
1. Foolish Little Girl / 2. Hard Times / 3. Abra Ka / 4. What's the Matter Baby / 5. I Didn't Mean to Hurt You / 6. Ooh Poo Pah Doo / 7. Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye / 8. Not for All the Money / 9. Only Time Will Tell / 10. I Don't Think So / 11. Talk Is Cheap / 12. The Twitch
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6. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World - Scepter 1963

Tracks:
1. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World / 2 .The Music Goes Round & Round / 3. Jive Is the Thing / 4. Love on the Moon / 5. You Satisfy My Soul / 6. 20th Century Rock n' Roll / 7. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da / 8. Everybody's Going Mad / 9. Boys / 10. Around the World / 11. 31 Flavors
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7. The Shirelles Sing the Golden Oldies - Scepter 1964

Tracks:
1. Walkin' Along / 2. Tears on My Pillow / 3. Lonely Teardrops / 4. Church Bells May Ring / 5. 100 Pounds of Clay / 6. Hey Baby / 7. I Met Him on a Sunday / 8. To Know Him Is To Love Him / 9. Can't We Be Sweethearts / 10. Please Be My Boyfriend / 11. My Prayer / 12. Runaway
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8. Hear and Now - Scepter 1965

Tracks:
1. Tonight You're Gonna Fall In Love With Me / 2. Maybe Tonight / 3. Make The Night A Little Longer / 4. Doomsday / 5. Sha-La-La / 6. Don't Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye / 7. Lost Love / 8. Only Time Will Tell / 9. Hard Times / 10. The Gospel Truth / 11. Not For All The Money In The World
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9. Swing the Most - Scepter 1965

Tracks:
1. What a Sweet Thing That Was / 2. Oh No, Not My Baby / 3. Get Rid of Him / 4. His Lips Get In the Way / 5. That Boy Is Messin' Up My Mind / 6. Why Does Every Boy Remind Me of You / 7. Foolish Little Girl / 8. A Girl Is Not a Girl / 9. Please Go Away / 10. I Might Like It / 11. What Does a Girl Do? / 12. Lonesome Native Girl
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10. Happy and in Love - RCA 1971

Tracks:
1. No Sugar Tonight / 2. Boy You´re Too Young / 3. Go Away And Find Yourself / 4. There´s Nothing In This World / 5. Medley: Gotta Hold On This Feeling; I´ve Never Found A Boy / 6. Take Me / 7. Dedicated To The One I Love / 8. It´s Gonna Take A Miracle / 9. We Got A Lot Of Lovin To Do / 10. Strange I Still Love You
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11. Greatest Hits - Scepter 1963

Tracks:
1. Everybody Loves a Lover / 2. Tonight's the Night / 3. Dedicated to the One I Love / 4. Mama Said / 5. What a Sweet Thing That Was / 6. Big John / 7. Welcome Home Baby / 8. Soldier Boy / 9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow / 10. Baby It's You / 11. Stop the Music / 12. A Thing of the Past / 13. Blue Holiday / 14. The Things I Want to Hear / 15. It's Love That Really Counts
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12. Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - Scepter 1967

Tracks:
1. Met Him on a Sunday / 2. Boys / 3. Foolish Little Girl / 4. Don't Say Good-Night / 5. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World / 6. Sha-La-La / 7. Thank You Baby / 8. What Is Love / 9. Please Be My Boy Friend / 10. To Know Him Is to Love Him / 11. Walking Along / 12. What Does a Girl Do / 13. Maybe Tonight / 14. My Heart Belongs to You
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Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - January 5 - 2010

167 Baby, It's You - 1962
226 Tonight's the Night - 1961
249 Give a Twist Party - 1962
364 The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings - 1961
640 Swing the Most - 1965
797 Foolish Little Girl - 1962
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow ( Goffin/King ) Tonight's the Night
2. Mama Said ( Dixon/Denson ) Sing to Trumpets and Strings
3. Baby It's You ( Bacharach/David/Williams ) Baby It's You
4. What a Sweet Thing That Was ( Goffin/King ) Sing to Trumpets and Strings
5. Tonight's the Night ( Dixon/Owens ) Tonight's the Night
6. Soldier Boy ( Dixon/Green ) Baby It's You
7. Foolish Little Girl ( Greenfield/Miller ) Foolish Little Girl
8. What Does a Girl Do ( Townsend ) Greatest Hits Vol 2
9. The Things I Want to Hear ( Anisfield/Denson ) Baby It's You
10. The Voice of Experience ( Patton/Snyder ) Baby It's You
11. Make The Night a Little Longer ( Goffin/King ) Baby It's You
12. Putty in Your Hands ( Patton/Rogers ) Baby It's You
13. The Things I Want to Hear ( Anisfield/Denson ) Baby It's You

LINKS:

Beverly Lee - Shirelles

Shirelles Soulwalking


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