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Various Artists - Beat Girls Español! 1960s She-Pop From Spain
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Various Artists - Beat Girls Español! 1960s She-Pop From Spain - ACE CD

The feminine side of Spanish pop, including some great 1960s examples of the “Torrelaguna sound”.

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 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.

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, and Las Chic, one of the few girl groups on the Spanish recording scene. Zafiro entered the market with a series of young female vocalists, including Adriángela and the dynamic Marisol, a child actress turned pop star who spent much of the 60s on the silver screen. The Belter label also recorded many girl singers, among them screen siren Soledad Miranda – star of several horror films – and Sonia, who recorded a feminine rendition of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Get Off Of My Cloud’. Other noteworthy artists include Rocío Dúrcal, who achieved international fame as an actress and a singer, Gelu, who rather specialised in covering Petula Clark hits, and Massiel, who differed from most of her peers by writing many of her own songs.

All of these and more are featured here in this compilation of predominantly uptempo recordings by the choicest female artists active in 1960sSpain. This CD edition comes with a bumper 24-page booklet containing expanded notes and extra illustrations.


01 Corazón Contento - Marisol
02 Creo En Ti - Rocío Dúrcal
03 Ya Verás - Karina
04 Pinta Mi Mundo (Colour My World) - Gelu
05 Molino Al Viento (Mulino A Vento) - Los Stop
06 Aquí En Mi Nube (Get Off Of My Cloud) - Sonia
07 Si Llegara El Amor (Are You Ready For Love) - Rosalia
08 Nunca Hay Bastante (Non Basta Mai) - Adriángela
09 No Sé Por Qué - Massiel
10 Prima O Poi - Silvana Velasco
11 Tendrás Que Llorar - Lorella
12 La Verdad (La Veritá) - Soledad Miranda
13 Voy A Pintar Las Paredes Con Tu Nombre - Los Mismos
14 Pon Un Anillo En Mi Dedo (Put A Ring On My Finger)-Las Chic
15 Yo Te Diré - Karina
16 El Es Distinto A Ti (Society's Child) - Pic-Nic
17 Las Rocas Y El Mar - Massiel
18 No Me Lo Puedo Creer - Ivana
19 Sor Ye Ye - Rachel
20 Tiene La Tarara - Marisol
21 Cerca De Ti - Las Chic
22 Ven Con Nosotros - Marta Baizán
23 Quiero Romper Tus Cartas - Ivana
24 Calor - Conchita Velasco

This product was added to our catalogue on Friday 26 January, 2018.


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