Three superb girl group recordings from 1966, all
with full productions and all previously unheard.
The songs were written by major songwriting
talents and epitomise the classic girl pop/soul
sound of the era.
The A-side, 'Big House', is as perfect as this
genre gets and was written by Larry Weiss, who
has a string of classic pop credits to his name.
Larry was also a top producer and did a
magnificent job on this trio of tunes.
The Los Angeles pairing of Jackie DeShannon
and Jack Nitzsche wrote 'Baby That's Me' which
was originally cut by the Fashions on Cameo who
took a relatively mild approach to the song. It
later became a cult girl group record when
recorded by the Cake in 1967. This 1966 version
at least matches that great waxing.
The Chip Taylor-composed 'Mama's Little Girl'
was originally recorded by Reparata & the
Delrons for RCA in 1966, around the time of the
Carolines recording. This version is harder-
This three-track 7" EP comes complete with a
fabulous unseen cover photo for the 60s-styled
package and notes in which singer Carell
Mancuso reflects on the era and the fun times
she had working with Larry.