I Met Him On A Sunday / I Want You To Be My Boyfriend

Brunswick : 45-05745

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  • Artist: Shirelles
  • A Side: I Met Him On A Sunday
  • B Side: I Want You To Be My Boyfriend
  • Label: Brunswick
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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One of the most successful girl-groups of all-time with their very first 45, that they wrote themselves, produced by the great Stanley Greenberg; better known to Scepter / Wand collectors as Stan Green, who's volume of work was quite staggering., once you are aware he was blind from birth. Son of the Wand/Scepter label owner Florence Greenberg who discovered these young girls after they won a school talent competition.

On the back of the New York "Girl-group fervour" these four classmates debut single was a hit, once Decca purchased the rights from Florence's independent label "Tiara". It sneaked just into the Billboard Top 50 at # 49.Which prompted Decca UK to release it on their Brunswick imprint with a tri-centre in 1958. The Shirelles were totally unknown at the time in the UK and this record bombed, sold nothing and today it is a darn hard 45 to acquire.

Produced in the true tradition of late 50's New York Doo-Wop, these four youngsters displayed an uncanny grasp of tight harmonies, gliding over a finger-poppin', hand-clapping arrangemen with just spine-tingling vocals. Every one of these ladies processed a stunning vocal. Stan Green beautifully guides them into girl-group stardom. Not forgetting this sound was created by teenagers, guided by a blind man, for a small independent l;abel ran by a woman in a male dominated business.h
What strikes me about this recording, is how far ahead of it's time it was (although The Chantels were blazing the girl-group trail). It is fully 4 years before the Ronettes or The Crystals and you can clearly hear were Phil Spector went for some of his inspiration...Stanley Greenberg..

This is one really tough UK 45 to find, and will interest Soul Collectors, Doo-Wop fans, Girl-group addicts and of course Rock historians, who in my humble opinion have heaped far to much praise of Spector's Wall Of Sound leaving real geniuses like Stan Green without even a WIKKI page notation.

Condition could NOT be finer!

Condition Report

Spectacular condition, mint minus unblemished vinyl, two totally clean labels, tri-centre fully intact, all housed in birth-sleeve

A Side

  • Title: I Met Him On A Sunday

    B Side

  • Title: I Want You To Be My Boyfriend
  • Year: 1958
  • City: United Kingdom