Glenda Collins

This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'

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The definitive document, this 28-track compilation has all 16 of her HMV and Pye cuts (previously anthologized on the only other Collins compilation, Been Invited to a Party), and adds the A- and B-sides of her three early-'60s Decca singles, as well as six more tracks that were unreleased in the '60s (four of which make their first appearance here). The Decca sides are uninteresting pre-Beatle teen idol pop, though "Find Another Fool" is an obscure Mann/Weil composition (and not a good one). None of the six rarities (at least three of which date from 1966; the others sound like they come from that era as well) are outstanding, although they certainly bear Joe Meek's eccentric stamp in the compressed/distorted vocals and percussion. Protests from the Meek fan club notwithstanding, this still doesn't do anything to make one think that Collins was a noteworthy overlooked talent. However, for those who feel otherwise, this is the ticket, with lengthy liner notes from Joe Meek biographer John Repsch.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
2:13 Amazon
2
2:22 Amazon
3
2:48 Amazon
4
2:18 Amazon
5
1:44 Amazon
6 2:37 Amazon
7 2:35 Amazon
8
1:51 Amazon
9 2:00 Amazon
10
2:14 Amazon
11
2:22 Amazon
12 2:31 Amazon
13 2:18 Amazon
14 1:25 Amazon
15 2:40 Amazon
16 1:56 Amazon
17
2:15 Amazon
18 2:49 Amazon
19
2:43 Amazon
20 2:15 Amazon
21 2:58 Amazon
22 2:53 Amazon
23
2:30 Amazon
24 1:46 Amazon
25
2:29 Amazon
26
3:18 Amazon
27
1:26 Amazon
28
3:27 Amazon
29
3:36
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