Lesley Gore – Lesley Gore Anthology 1986 U.S. 2 LP set

Lesley Gore ‎– The Lesley Gore Anthology u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a copy of the U.S. double compilation album The Lesley Gore Anthology by Lesley Gore.

About this copy: This copy of The Lesley Gore Anthology is a 1986 pressing on the Rhino label.

The cover is M-.  The discs are M-.

A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP.

Background: Released in 1986, The Lesley Gore Anthology was the second U.S. compilation album by Lesley Gore.

The double album did not reach the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave The Lesley Gore Anthology a brief 4 1/2 star review:

Superlative compilation of Leslie’s best sides, including “It’s My Party,” “Judy’s Turn to Cry,” and “You Don’t Own Me.”

Tracks are:

  • It’s My Party
  • Judy’s Turn To Cry
  • Just Let Me Cry
  • She’s A Fool
  • The Old Crowd
  • You Don’t Own Me
  • That’s The Way Boys Are
  • I Don’t Wanna Be A Loser
  • Maybe I Know
  • Wonder Boy
  • Hey Now
  • Sometimes I Wish I Were A Boy
  • Look Of Love
  • All Of My Life
  • Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows
  • My Town, My Guy And Me
  • What Am I Gonna Do With You?
  • I Won’t Love You Anymore (Sorry)
  • Start The Party Again
  • Off And Running
  • Treat Me Like A Lady
  • California Nights
  • Summer And Sandy
  • Brink Of Disaster
  • Magic Colors

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Rhino
Catalog Number:
RNFP 71496
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Stereo
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Lesley Gore/Gary Puckett – Big Ways Birthday #3 “live” 1968 radio show

lesley gore - big ways birthday no. 3 LP

Offered for sale is a copy of the “live” radio show Big WAYS Birthday No. 3 Special Viet-Nam Edition, released by the Charlotte WAYS 610 radio station in 1968 and featuring songs by Lesley Gore, Gary Puckett, Jon & Robin and more.

This album purports to be a “live” recording, and some of the dialogue appears to have been recorded live, but the songs are studio recordings with audience overdubs.

About this copy: This copy of Big WAYS Birthday No. 3 Special Viet-Nam Edition is a 1968 pressing on the Big WAYS 61 label.

The cover is M- and is still in the original shrink wrap.

The disc is M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  The numbers “1” and “2” have been written on the labels in ink.

A beautiful copy of a rare 1960s radio show and perhaps the strangest Lesley Gore-related item in our personal collection.

Background: Founded in 1941, WAYS 610 AM was a radio station in Charlotte, North Carolina.  By the late 1960s, it was the most popular Top 40 radio station in the region.

On June 12, 1968, WAYS held their third annual Big WAYS Birthday concert at the Charlotte Coliseum.  The cover states that this particular celebration was the “Viet-Nam Edition.”

Artists performing included:

  • Willie Mitchell
  • Don Bryant – Sings “Shop Around”
  • Peggy Scott/Jo Jo Benson
  • Gene & Debbie
  • Lesley Gore – speaks about performing in Charlotte for the first time and sings, “It’s My Party.”
  • The In Crowd
  • Jon & Robin
  • Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – Sings “Woman,” and “Lady Willpower.”

This album was sold as a souvenir of the concert through the radio station and gives the impression that it’s a recording of the concert.  The album cover says “Recorded live at the Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 12, 1968.”

Parts of this album may be live recordings, as the artists do appear to be speaking to a live audience and making reference to Charlotte.  The songs, however, are studio recordings overdubbed with crowd sounds to give the impression that it’s a live recording.

The “concert” abruptly ends as “Lady Willpower” simply fades out.

Country of origin:
Size: 12″
Record Label: Big WAYS Radio 61
Catalog Number:
B-9064
Year of Release: 1968
Format: Mono
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Lesley Gore/Jefferson Airplane – The “In” Sound 1967 promo-only radio show

lesley gore - the in-sound radio show lp

Offered for sale is a copy of the July 17, 1967 U.S. radio show The “In” Sound, featuring Lesley Gore, The Jefferson Airplane, Dionne Warwick, Procol Harum, The Association, and the Four Seasons, along with the original cue sheet.

This mid-1960s radio show was used to promote the U.S. Army and consists of six five-minute segments, each of which featured a song by a then-popular artist, along with a short commercial for the Army.

About this copy: This copy of The “In” Sound is a 1967 pressing, issued by the U.S. Army.

This particular disc features the following artists and tracks:

  • Dionne Warwick – “Alfie”
  • The Association – “Windy”
  • The Four Seasons – “C’mon Marianne”
  • Jefferson Airplane – “White Rabbit”
  • Procol Harum – “A Whiter Shade of Pale”
  • Lesley Gore – “Summer and Sandy”

The cover is M-.  This copy includes the original cue sheet, which is M-.

The disc is VG++ and close to M-, with a few faint sleeve scuffs but no significant marks.  There are a few spindle marks on the labels.

A nice copy of a scarce 1960s artifact that is rarely found complete.

Background: Running from roughly 1966 to 1968, The “In” Sound was a series of weekly radio programs distributed to radio stations throughout the United States.

Each disc consisted of six 5-minute segments, each of which featured a then-popular song, along with a short commercial for the U.S. Army.

The disc had a “locked groove,” which meant that only the selected segment would play.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: none
Catalog Number:
US-IS 52A
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Mono
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Lesley Gore/Roy Hamilton – Stars for Civil Defense 1966 radio show w/unreleased material

lesley gore/roy hamilton - stars for civil defense radio show LP

Offered for sale is a rare 1966 radio show, Stars for Civil Defense, featuring one side by Lesley Gore and one side by Roy Hamilton

Unlike most radio shows of the 1960s, this one features material that was recorded especially for this program.  The material by these two artists is unavailable elsewhere and has never been formally reissued.

About this copy:  This copy of Stars for Civil Defense is an original 1966 mono LP, issued for radio broadcast.

The LP was issued without a cover.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare radio show and only the third copy we’ve ever seen.  This copy came from our personal collection.

Background:  Stars for Civil Defense was a short-lived radio program produced by the U.S. government in the 1960s.  The purpose was to keep the public informed about being prepared in the event of a national emergency. All programs in this series are rare.

The Stars for Civil Defense series consisted of a number of albums that featured one artist on each side, with each program running for 15 minutes. There were other, similar government-sponsored music programs in the 1960s, such as Voices of Vista, representing a poverty fighting organization, and The “In” Sound, which was intended to promote Army recruitment.

All of these programs featured several songs by the featured artist, as well as a brief interview. The songs in these programs were generally the artists’ most recent hits. What made the Stars for Civil Defense series different is that the songs were recorded especially for the Civil Defense program. The material that appears on these records is unavailable anywhere else.

This copy of Stars for Civil Defense is program 519/520, featuring Lesley Gore on one side and Roy Hamilton on the other, accompanied by Ray Bloch and his orchestra.  This program was intended for broadcast during the fall of 1966.

This is Lesley Gore’s (and Roy Hamilton’s, for that matter) rarest LP containing unique material. The songs on this album were recorded especially for this program and have never been commercially released.

The record label indicates that the album was intended to be broadcast on September 25, 1966 for Roy Hamilton and October 2, 1966 for Lesley Gore.

Songs:

Roy Hamilton with Ray Bloch and his orchestra

  • Blowin’ in the Wind
  • Island in the Sun
  • The Impossible Dream
  • And I Love Her (Ray Bloch and the Orchestra only)

Lesley Gore with Ray Bloch and his orchestra

  • The Cockeyed Optimist
  • The Song is You
  • Fool’s Medley: What Kind of Fool/Young and Foolish/Fools Rush In/My Foolish Heart
  • Hawaiian Love Song (Ray Bloch and the Orchestra only)

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Office of Civil Defense
Catalog Number:
519/520
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Mono
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Lesley Gore – Someplace Else Now U.S. LP

lesley gore - someplace else now u.s. lp

Offered for sale is an original U.S. copy of Someplace Else Now by Lesley Gore.

About this copy: This copy of Someplace Else Now is a 1972 pressing on the MoWest label.

The gatefold cover is M-.  Unlike many copies of this album, this copy does not have a hole punch, saw mark, or cut corner.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP.

Background: Released in 1972 on the Motown subsidiary label MoWest, Someplace Else Now is the tenth album by Lesley Gore.

The album, which was her first in five years, did not chart.  The single from the album, “She Said That,” also did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave Someplace Else Now a 3 star review:

Like many of the teen idols of the ’60s, Lesley Gore’s biggest challenge was adaptability; trying to shorn that sugary, bubblegum image that made her an entertainer in an attempt to be regarded as an artist. Taking a chance on helping to hone her comeback, Berry Gordy signed Gore to his MoWest imprint for this session of songs. Making the transition proves difficult for Gore, as it had been years since a record of new material emerged, and most of her fan base had matured past the sound that made her a star. Sounding similar at times to Carole King (whose Tapestry record, released a year earlier, no doubt played a major influence on Gore’s artistic direction with Someplace Else Now) and Dusty Springfield, this is mainly a blue-eyed soul session with no real standout performances.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: MoWest
Catalog Number:
MW 1171
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Lesley Gore – The Canvas Can Do Miracles 1982 U.S. LP

Lesley Gore - The Canvas Can Do Miracles U.S. LP

Offered for sale is a U.S. copy of the 1982 LP The Canvas Can Do Miracles by Lesley Gore.

About this copy: This copy of The Canvas Can Do Miracles is a 1982 pressing on the 51West label.

The cover is M- and is still in the original shrink wrap.  There are no cutout marks.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP that has not been reissued.

Background: Released in 1982, The Canvas Can Do Miracles was Lesley Gore’s tenth album, her first album in six years, her last album to be released on vinyl, and her last album until 2005’s Ever Since.

The album, which consisted entirely of covers, did not chart.   There were no singles released from the album.

Tracks are:

  • It’s Too Late
  • Here You Come Again
  • Haven’t Got Time for the Pain
  • You’re the One That I Want
  • Daniel
  • Sailing
  • To Love Somebody
  • Higher and Higher
  • We’re All Alone
  • Chapel of Love

You can listen to “Sailing” here:

Country of origin:
Size: 12″
Record Label: 51West
Catalog Number:
Q 16261
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Lesley Gore – Der Erste Tanz 1989 German LP sung in German

Lesley Gore - Der Erste Tanz german lp

Offered for sale is an original German pressing of Der Erste Tanz by Lesley Gore.

This 1989 LP (the title means, “The Last Dance” in English) compiled sides from German-language singles she had recorded in the 1960s.

About this copy:  This copy of Der Erste Tanz is a 1989 pressing on the Bear Family label.

The cover is VG++ with a few minor wrinkles and two stains from price stickers.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a fairly scarce Lesley Gore LP.

Background: Lesley Gore was quite popular in the U.S. in the 1960s, but she also released singles in several other countries with songs recorded in their native languages.

In 1989, Bear Family Records in Germany compiled the A and B sides of four of her German language singles and released them on this LP.

Tracks are:

  • Der Erste Tanz
  • Hab’ Ich Das Verdient
  • Sieben Girls
  • Little, Little Liebling
  • Goodbye, Tony
  • Musikant
  • Nur Du Ganz Allein
  • So Sind Die Boys Alle

You can listen to “So Sind Die Boys Alle” (“That’s the Way Boys Are”) here:

 

Country of origin: Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bear Family
Catalog Number:
BF 15264
Year of Release: 1989
Format: Mono
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Lesley Gore – Sings All About Love autographed 1966 U.S. stereo LP with alternate cover

lesley gore - sings all about love u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is an autographed U.S. stereo copy of Lesley Gore Sings All About Love by Lesley Gore.

This is the scarce second issue of the album that shows Lesley lying down in a field of grass.

Ms. Gore signed her name in permanent marker on the back cover.  The date “October 3, 1971” is written in ballpoint pen on the back cover; this may be the date when the album was signed.   It’s a beautiful signature.

About this copy: This copy of Lesley Gore Sings All About Love is a 1966 pressing on the Mercury Label.

The cover is VG with light general wear, a stain from a price sticker, a seam split on the top cover that is covered with cellophane tape, and a small missing section on the back cover.

The disc is VG+ with a few light marks.  It’s a clean disc overall.

A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP.  This came from our own collection.

Background: Released in 1966, Lesley Gore Sings All About Love was the sixth album by Lesley Gore.

The album did not reach the U.S. album charts.  The highest-charting single was “Young Love,” which peaked at #50 on the U.S. singles charts.

Allmusic.com gave Lesley Gore Sings All About Love this review:

Lesley Gore Sings All About Love was her first album not to contain a sizable hit, and marked a sharp drop-off in quality from her previous three LPs. Shelby Singleton produced the record, with Nashville musicians like Buddy Harman, Hargus Robbins, and Jerry Kennedy providing the core of the session players. It didn’t sound at all country-influenced, though. It sounded kind of confused, with about half of the cuts bearing an obvious Motown influence (the Supremes in particular) and some of the rest filled out with oldies covers and pop standards.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
SR 61066
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Lesley Gore – Sings All About Love 1966 U.S. stereo LP with alternate cover

lesley gore - sings all about love u.s. stereo lp

Offered for sale is a U.S. stereo copy of Lesley Gore Sings All About Love by Lesley Gore.

This is the scarce second issue of the album that shows Lesley lying down in a field of grass.

About this copy: This copy of Lesley Gore Sings All About Love is a 1966 pressing on the Mercury Label.

The cover is VG+ with light edge wear.

The disc is M- with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  The record appears to have been played only a couple of times.

A nice copy of a scarce Lesley Gore LP.

Background: Released in 1966, Lesley Gore Sings All About Love was the sixth album by Lesley Gore.

The album did not reach the U.S. album charts.  The highest-charting single was “Young Love,” which peaked at #50 on the U.S. singles charts.

Allmusic.com gave Lesley Gore Sings All About Love this review:

Lesley Gore Sings All About Love was her first album not to contain a sizable hit, and marked a sharp drop-off in quality from her previous three LPs. Shelby Singleton produced the record, with Nashville musicians like Buddy Harman, Hargus Robbins, and Jerry Kennedy providing the core of the session players. It didn’t sound at all country-influenced, though. It sounded kind of confused, with about half of the cuts bearing an obvious Motown influence (the Supremes in particular) and some of the rest filled out with oldies covers and pop standards.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
SR 61066
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Lesley Gore – California Nights original U.S. stereo LP

lesley gore - california nights u.s. stereo LP

Offered for sale is an original U.S. stereo pressing of California Nights by Lesley Gore.

While mono copies of this 1967 LP are relatively common, stereo copies are surprisingly hard to find.

About this copy: This copy of California Nights is a 1967 pressing on the Mercury label.

The cover is VG, with moderate ring wear

The disc is M- and appears to be virtually unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice play copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in February 1967, California Nights was the seventh album by Lesley Gore.

The album reached #169 on the U.S. album charts.  The title track reached #16 on the U.S. singles charts.

Allmusic.com gave California Nights a 4 star review:

When Lesley Gore recorded California Nights in 1967, it had only been two years since her last big hit — “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,” which made it to 13 in 1965 -– but it felt like even longer due to all the shifting trends of the late ’60s. Assisted by producers Bob Crewe (who helmed seven of the LP’s ten tracks) and Quincy Jones (who is responsible for the three other cuts, all arranged by Jack Nitzche), Gore dove right into the fashionable sounds of Los Angeles in 1967. It was hardly hippie and not quite psychedelic but those trippy sounds were certainly in the air and can be heard on California Nights via fuzz guitars, mind-bending echoes, and whirling strings, but all this is tempered by a good dose of go-go beats and middle of the road pop.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
MG 61120
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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