Post by Bill B
I consider "All My Love Belongs To You" as probably the greatest girl group record and rate it a nine. To see so many place it last is discouraging to say the least.
1 All My Love Belongs To You - Hearts
Post by SavoyBG
The lead vocal is discordant with the low notes. And this is one of those
nominations which is not suited to quick sampling, not allowing a record to grow
on the listener.
The flip, "Talk About Him, Girlie", would likely have done better here:
Its *relatively* simple and repetitive nature means it would have directly
competed with "The Dummy" - with a fair chance of beating it.
btw, the instrumental backing on their early Baton records is notable.
The b-side of Lonely Nights, "Oo-Wee" has the instrumentation sharing the
limelight with the vocals:
BONUS - a guaranteed quarter-finalist, if it were not for a bias in this
electorate towards a 'deep black' dare I say 'harlem' sound, with soloists (eg
Lou Mac) or dominating leads, generally preferred over group doo-wop. Like the
Cardinals' "Miserlou", this Leach side could, unfortunately, pass as a 'white'
Lillian Leach and The Mellows - You've Gone