Famously described by Rock writer Jay Warner as 'The most successful unknown group of the 60s,' THE BLOSSOMS evolved out of THE DREAMERS, via THE ROLLETTES, and THE PLAYGIRLS.
Nonetheless just about everybody has actually heard them, because in addition to cutting their own records, they sang - either unbilled or under pseudonyms - on a number of big hit records of the era.
This compilation presents all their own 45s, starting in 1954 as The Dreamers, to 1962 when they had become The Blossoms, most of which are as rare as hens' teeth.
Also included are several of their well-known 'guest appearances', backing artists like Richard Berry, Ed Townsend, Shelley Fabares, Duane Eddy and Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, and most famously The Crystals, for whom they 'deputised' on the Phil Spector-produced hits 'He's A Rebel' and 'He's Sure The Boy I Love'.
This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, juxtaposing the girls' own rare/collectable 45s alongside their hits, recorded as session singers.
1. THE DREAMERS FEATURING RICHARD BERRY - BYE BYE (Baby)
2. THE DREAMERS FEATURING RICHARD BERRY - AT LAST
3. RICHARD BERRY & THE DREAMERS - DADDY DADDY
4. RICHARD BERRY & THE DREAMERS - TOGETHER
5. THE ROLLETTES - SAD FOOL
6. THE ROLLETTES - MORE THAN YOU REALISE
7. THE ROLLETTES - KISS ME BENNY
8. RICHARD BERRY & THE DREAMERS - GOOD LOVE
9. THE DREAMERS - SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
10. THE DREAMERS - DO NOT FORGET
11. THE BLOSSOMS - MOVE ON
12. THE BLOSSOMS - HE PROMISED ME
13. THE BLOSSOMS - LITTLE LOUIE
14. THE BLOSSOMS - HAVE FAITH IN ME
15. ED TOWNSEND - FOR YOUR LOVE
16. THE BLOSSOMS - NO OTHER LOVE
17. THE BLOSSOMS - BABY DADDY-O
18. THE PLAYGIRLS - HEY SPORT
19. THE PLAYGIRLS - YOUNG LOVE SWINGS THE WORLD
20. THE PLAYGIRLS - GEE, BUT I'M LONESOME
21. THE PLAYGIRLS - SUGAR BEAT
22. THE BLOSSOMS - SON-IN-LAW
23. THE BLOSSOMS - I'LL WAIT
24. THE BLOSSOMS - WRITE ME A LETTER
25. THE BLOSSOMS - HARD TO GET
26. SHELLEY FABARES - JOHNNY ANGEL
27. THE BLOSSOMS - THE SEARCH IS OVER
28. THE BLOSSOMS - BIG TALKING JIM
29. THE CRYSTALS - HE'S A REBEL
30. DUANE EDDY & THE REBELETTES - (Dance With The) GUITAR MAN
31. BOB B SOXX & THE BLUE JEANS - ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH
32. THE CRYSTALS - HE'S SURE THE BOY I LOVE