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Charmaines: I Idolize You Fraternity Recordings 1960-1964

Artist: Charmaines
Title: I Idolize You Fraternity Recordings 1960-1964

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Charmaines: I Idolize You Fraternity Recordings 1960-1964

1. Product Details

A brief appearance on Billboards Bubbling Under chart belies the fact that the Charmaines were Cincinnatis leading 1960s girl group. Formed by Marian Gigi Jackson Dee Watkins and Irene Vinegar the group was awarded a contract with Fraternity Records for winning a talent show. Gigis sister Jerri sang on many of the groups records but was too young to perform in nightclubs. When Dee left to get married Jerri joined as a full-time member. The Charmaines called it a day in the early 70s but several of their records remained popular with dancers on the UKs Northern Soul scene. That popularity received a boost in the mid-2000s when their great version of Ike & Tina Turners I Idolize You was made available for the first time immediately finding favour with DJs and club-goers. During their career the Charmaines had singles on six different labels but they never did have an album released. We rectify that situation here with this stylishly packaged vinyl-only 14-track collection of their finest Fraternity recordings. Along with I Idolize You highlights include What Kind Of Girl Do You Think I Am On The Wagon as covered by the Ronettes their rip-roaring version of Rockin Pneumonia and three terrific examples of their work as backing singers for label-mates Lonnie Mack and Carl Edmondson.

1.1 I Idolize You
1.2 Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
1.3 Goodbye Baby Goodbye
1.4 G.I. Joe Second Version
1.5 On the Wagon
1.6 What Kind of Girl Do You Think I Am
1.7 Sticks and Stones - with Lonnie Mack
1.8 Money Thats What I Want - with Lonnie Mack
1.9 Rockin Old Man
1.10 Where Is the Boy Tonight
1.11 All You Gotta Do
1.12 G.I. Joe First Version
1.13 Dont Take Away Your Love
1.14 Baby Please Dont Go - with Carl Edmondson

H 0.16
W 12.33
L 12.37

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