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The Angels

The Angels’ 1963 number 1 hit, “My Boyfriend’s Back again,” is among the half-dozen roughly archetypal girl group classics. Hands clap beats, sassy vocals, somewhat campy lyrics, and an set up paced by wailing horns and streetcorner harmonies; it had been a surefire strike and one that this group could by no means surpass, although they continuing to record for quite a while. The Angels experienced actually been with us for some time before “My Boyfriend’s Back again,” making the very best 20 in 1961 using the ballad “‘Right up until,” and the very best 40 using a follow-up, “Cry Baby Cry.” Offering sisters Barbara and Phyllis Allbut, alongside lead vocalist Linda Jansen, the group was at the moment much more willing toward lush doo-wop, relatively within the mildew of Small Anthony & the Imperials. Jansen still left close to the end of 1962, to become changed by Peggy Santiglia, who provided the trio a tougher audio. In 1963, they installed using the songwriting/creation group of Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer (afterwards to oversee the McCoys as well as the Strangeloves), who penned and created material more based on the Spectorian Wall structure of Audio gracing the airwaves on the top of the lady group period. “My Boyfriend’s Back again” was originally cut being a demonstration that music web publishers hoped to look towards the Shirelles, nonetheless it turned out therefore well that it had been released as an Angels one, after they have been free of their prior agreement to indication with Smash. Amazingly, they would under no circumstances make the very best 20 once again, although that they had minimal strikes with “MANY THANKS and Goodnight,” “I ENJOY Him,” and “Wow Wow Wee (He’s the Boy for me personally).” These were good, ebullient singers, the very best of their initiatives taking a stand well to various other New York-produced groupings just like the Shirelles, but could under no circumstances latch to a tune as surefire as “My Boyfriend’s Back again” once again, despite (or possibly due to) a reliable supply of materials through the Feldman-Goldstein-Gottehrer consortium. They proved helpful often as program vocalists within the ’60s, especially on Lou Christie’s “Lightnin’ Hits,” and continuing to record, unsuccessfully, through the entire ’60s.

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