Don't Blow Your Cool! More 60s Girls From UK Decca Various Artists (Beat Girls)


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDTOP 1568

With our vinyl compilation “Girl Zone” in 1986, Ace Records became the first reissue company to plunder Decca Records’ 1960s female catalogue. No-one really knew whether there was a demand, so it was something of a gamble. Happily, reaction was positive and the album sold well. Fast forward 30 years, and our similarly themed “Love Hit Me!” collection became one of our top-selling releases of 2016. Having established that there’s still a demand, we now present “Don’t Blow Your Cool!”, our latest sumptuously packaged all-female Decca anthology.

Along with a hand-picked selection of proven fan favourites, with the more avid of collectors in mind, the compilation includes ultra-rare French language versions of ‘Summer Nights’ by Marianne Faithfull and ‘You Just Gotta Know My Mind’ by Dana Gillespie, plus other new-to-CD tracks by visiting American Joy Marshall, folk-rocker Beverley, Marvettes lead singer Margo, much-loved girl group the Orchids and, with her ‘Goldfinger’-style theme from cult favourite TV series Adam Adamant Lives, lip-gloss queen Kathy Kirby.

Compilation and notes by girl-pop buffs Mick Patrick and Ian Chapman (just like back in 1986).


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview All The Time In The World - Stevie Kimble

  • 02 Preview He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not - Dana Gillespie

  • 03 Preview Jenny Let Him Go - Antoinette

  • 04 Preview Take Me As I Am - Lulu

  • 05 Preview You - Lorraine Child

  • 06 Preview With You In Mind - Marianne Faithfull

  • 07 Preview Primrose Hill - Kathe Green

  • 08 Preview Mind How You Go - Barry St John

  • 09 Preview Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind - Vashti

  • 10 Preview Me About You - Billie Davis

  • 11 Preview Heartache Hurry On By - Joy Marshall

  • 12 Preview What Am I Doing Here With You - Twinkle

  • 13 Preview Museum - Beverley

  • 14 Preview Tu N'as Vraiment Pas Change (You Just Gotta Know My Mind) - Dana Gillespie

  • 15 Preview Don't You Feel Proud - Barry St John

  • 16 Preview The Spark That Lights The Flame - Margo

  • 17 Preview Nuit D'été (Summer Nights) - Marianne Faithfull

  • 18 Preview Picking Up The Sunshine - Beverley

  • 19 Preview Backstreet Girl - Adrienne Poster

  • 20 Preview Mr Scrooge - The Orchids

  • 21 Preview Don't Blow Your Cool - The Caravelles

  • 22 Preview Promise Of Something New - Kathe Greene

  • 23 Preview Love For Living - Clare Torry

  • 24 Preview The Adam Adamant Theme - Kathy Kirby

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