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


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDTOP 1568

Superior British she-pop from Decca Records’ 1960s catalogue, including a generous batch of new-to-CD titles.

Back in 1986, Ace became the first reissue company to test the waters of the Brit Girl collectors market with “Girl Zone”, a vinyl compilation of feminine gems from Decca Records’ 1960s catalogue. It was something of a gamble: the music of the era’s British girl singers wasn’t an acknowledged genre then, and no-one really knew whether there was any demand apart from a few devotees. Happily, reaction was positive, and the album sold well. In more recent times, “Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970” became one of Ace’s top-selling CDs of 2016, and was followed by similar collections drawn from Pye and EMI’s Brit Girl roster. Having established that there is 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, the collection features a generous ten new-to-CD titles. These include the rarely heard French language recordings of ‘Summer Nights’ by Marianne Faithfull and ‘You Just Gotta Know My Mind’ by Dana Gillespie; Billie Davis’ great recording of ‘Me About You’ from her Decca album; visiting American jazz singer Joy Marshall’s soulful cover of Roy Hamilton’s ‘Heartache Hurry On By’; folk rocker Beverley with two songs penned by her friend Donovan; ‘The Spark That Lights The Flame’ by Northern Ireland’s Margo, lead vocalist of the Marvettes; ‘Backstreet Girl’ by singing actress Adrienne Poster; ‘Mr Scrooge’ by much-loved teenage girl group the Orchids; and, with her James Bond-style theme from cult favourite TV series Adam Adamant Lives!, lip-gloss queen Kathy Kirby.

As usual with our series of Brit Girl releases, the CD comes with a colourful picture-packed 24-page booklet. Track selection and copious notes are by myself and girl-pop buff 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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