THE GIRL GROUP SOUND SPECTACULAR!
Featuring Maxine Brown and Baby Washington and Original Members of
the Cookies, the Toys, the Exciters, Reparata and the Delrons, the Jaynetts, the Raindrops & more
BB King's Bar and Grill
September 8, 2013
Showtime @ 8:00PM
Doors Open @ 6:00PM
Tickets $25 advance $28 day of show
The story of the girl group sound is a unique New York story in which young writers, producers, and musicians from all walks of life collaborated to create a style that celebrated American teenage dreams, in songs that combined raw emotional urgency and sophisticated musical production. Neighborhood girls, church girls, high school prodigies, babysitters and secretaries from Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan became sensations overnight. Kids everywhere responded to their music, sending the girl groups to the top of the charts, dominating the airwaves for several years and defining the era between early rock and the British invasion. Keep in mind the girl group sound was created by a fully integrated collective in the pre-Civil Rights era, and all involved formed tight bonds of personal and professional friendship, many still strong today.
While generations of music fans can sing girl group songs by heart, many of these great singers aren’t known by name. For the first time since the historic gathering at Lincoln Center Out of Doors 2011’s “She’s Got the Power Girl Group Extravaganza”, BB King’s will present The Girl Group Sound Spectacular, a celebration of the Girl Group sound and a salute to the women behind the unforgettable hits.
Featuring Baby Washington (“That’s How Heartaches are Made”), Maxine Brown (“Oh No, Not My Baby”), Barbara Harris (of The Toys “A Lovers Concerto”), Margaret Ross-Williams (of The Cookies “Chains), Louise Murray (of The Jaynetts “Sally Go Round the Roses”), Beverly Warren (of the Raindrops “The Kind of Boy You Can’t Forget”), Lillian Walker-Moss (of The Exciters “Tell Him”), Nanette Licari (of Reparata and the Delrons “Whenever a Teenager Cries”), and Toni Wine (“A Groovy Kind of Love”) Backed by The Boyfriends, with musical director, Jeremy Chatzky featuring members of The Losers Lounge, The Uptown Horns and Yo La Tengo.