The Carolines Featuring Carell Mancuso

The Carolines Featuring Carell Mancuso

Ace

Released: 27th July 2018

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Three previously unissued girl group gems on a gorgeous 60s-style vinyl EP.

Composer and producer Larry Weiss worked with several girl groups and his writing style lent itself to the sound Phil Spector made so popular. An act he seemed particularly close to was the Carolines who recorded his ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ The Boy’ and ‘You’re My Baby’ for Roulette in 1966. Larry also produced the group’s other single, issued on Dynovoice two years later. All four of those sides are excellent, but languishing in Larry’s storage vault were three superb girl group recordings from 1966, all with full production and previously unheard. Larry’s considerable production skills are evident on this trio of tunes. His previously unheard composition ‘Big House’ is as perfect as the girl group genre gets. The Paris Sisters were the first to record Jackie DeShannon & Jack Nitzsche’s ‘Baby That’s Me’ but saw it remain in the can until Ace put it out in 2016. Meanwhile, versions were released by the Fashions in 1964 and the Cake in 1967. Also covered was Chip Taylor’s ‘Mama’s Little Girl’ which was released by Reparata & the Delrons on RCA in 1966.