close

Old Melodies ... | category: The Chicks

home

Old Melodies ...

Beat, Garage,Psychedelic... and much more in one place.

allmusic-wingsofdream.blogspot.com

Suzanne ‎– Walk A Little Closer (1971) Bonus

Suzanne ‎– Walk A Little Closer (1971) Bonus


Suzanne Donaldson was, with her sister Judy, half of the 1960s New Zealand vocal duo The Chicks. She went solo in 1969 as just Suzanne. Donaldson married bass-player Bruce Lynch and together they went to the UK in the early 70s, where they did session work together for Cat Stevens amongst others.

She is still performing as a vocal artist today under her married name.

https://www.suzannelynch.co.nz/

Suzanne ‎– Walk A Little Closer (1971) Bonus

01.Suzanne-Sweet Gingerbread Man 
02.Suzanne-It's Too Late 
03.Suzanne-I Don't Know How To Love Him 
04.Suzanne-No Love At All 
05.Suzanne-If You Could Read My Mind 
06.Suzanne-I'd Rather Be Sorry 
07.Suzanne-Different 
08.Suzanne-Walk A Little Closer 
09.Suzanne-Help Me Make It Through The Night 
10.Suzanne-If Not For You 
11.Suzanne-Husband Hunting 
12.Suzanne-Stay There Till I Get There 
13.Suzanne-From My Head To My Toe 
14.Suzanne-I Remember Sunshine 
15.Suzanne-He's Got A Way 


The Chicks - The Sound Of The Chicks


The Chicks - The Sound Of The Chicks

Recorded shortly after their tour with The Pretty Things, the Donaldson sisters made The Chicks a household name in New Zealand circa ‘66. Uptempo effervescent ‘60s kiwi girl group pop, with the kind of stunning harmonies that could only come from sisters. Recorded in single takes to two track for the Viking label when Judy was 16 and Sue was just 14, yet they manage to capture a true fauxtown sound. NZ’s answer to Spector’s girls, reissued for the first time and pressed on colored vinyl!

Right from the time The Chicks hatched out of New Zealand’s fertile rock’n’roll scene, Judy and Sue Donaldson were two of the biggest pop stars of the ‘60s. Sporting matching mod hairdos and pop art outfits, the girls were unique because they not only sang, but could dance up a storm. Their mother was musical and taught the girls to sing harmonies and their neighbor Kevin Borich, future member of one of New Zealand’s wildest combos, The La De Das, taught the girls how to play guitar while they sang.

The Chicks were signed to Viking in 1965 and promptly sent to the recording studio where the girls were given Chubby Checker’s “Hucklebuck,” and then “Heart Of Stone.” Recordings were done on only two tracks, meaning they had to get things right quickly. Music was already chosen and rehearsed with a young band by musical director and pianist Mike Perjanik, who also gave The Chicks their name. The girls were just 14 and 16 when “Hucklebuck” shot up the charts to #1, so they were quickly hustled back into the studio to record their first album The Sound Of The Chicks

The Chicks - The Sound Of The Chicks


Thanks Cor for this !



The Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)

The Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)

The Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)

The Chicks - sisters Suzanne and Judy Donaldson. They had a steam of pop hits in New Zealand between 1965 and 1970. Suzanne married Bruce Lynch and records as Suzanne Lynch. Instantly recognisable with their matching outfits, trendy haircuts and up-tempo, harmony-rich pop singles, sisters Donaldson rose to become some of New Zealand’s biggest stars as The Chicks. For a whirlwind five-year period from 1965 they were seldom off our TV screens or radio airwaves. They played countless gigs and toured with other New Zealand stars and international artists, including Sandie Shaw, PJ Proby and The Pretty Things.


It's a pity that Gary can't make this repost himself ....

The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)

The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)

The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)

The Chicks - sisters Suzanne and Judy Donaldson. They had a steam of pop hits in New Zealand between 1965 and 1970. Suzanne married Bruce Lynch and records as Suzanne Lynch. Instantly recognisable with their matching outfits, trendy haircuts and up-tempo, harmony-rich pop singles, sisters Donaldson rose to become some of New Zealand’s biggest stars as The Chicks. For a whirlwind five-year period from 1965 they were seldom off our TV screens or radio airwaves. They played countless gigs and toured with other New Zealand stars and international artists, including Sandie Shaw, PJ Proby and, incredibly, The Pretty Things. The Chicks' debut album for Viking from 1965, recorded when Sue was just 14 and Judy 16.


Suzanne ‎– Walk A Little Closer (1971) BonusThe Chicks -The Chicks, Vol. 2 (1966)The Chicks - The Sound Of The ChicksThe Chicks - C'Mon Chicks (1968 New Zealand)The Chicks - The Sound Of The 'Chicks' (1965 New Zealand)

Report "Old Melodies ..."

Are you sure you want to report this post for ?

Cancel
×