The Dimension Dolls [Sundazed]

Sundazed's Dimension Dolls is an updated and expanded version of the 1963 release of the same name on Don Kirshner's Dimension label. Dimension was the home of some of the finest girl group sounds of the early '60s. The main reason it was such a strong label is that the songwriting team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin were the primary sources of the songs. Check out some of the classics they wrote that are compiled here: "The Loco-Motion" by Little Eva, "Chains" by the Cookies, and "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby"), also by the Cookies. There are also quite a few original versions of songs that became hits when covered by other artists, like "Up on the Roof" (done here by Little Eva), "On Broadway" (done by the Cookies), and "Crying in the Rain" (done by King herself). This is prime girl group material and it sounds crystal clear and exciting in its remastered form. The bonus tracks Sundazed adds on aren't lost classics but are still a bunch of fun, especially Little Eva's contributions "Let's Turkey Trot" and "Makin' With the Magilla." Recommended to girl group fans and fans of fun pop music or the 1960s. ~ Tim Sendra

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