Bebe ’67 Mix

I was recently invited to contribute to the monthly mixtape site, The Mixtape Club. I started with a mix I called “Girls Who Wear Black” and dug out all my darkest, moodiest girl group records (The Whyte Boots’ “Nightmare,” Jamie Carter’s “The Boy With the Way,” Betty Barnes “Requiem (For a Girl Born of the Wrong Times)”) but couldn’t really connect with such heavy gloom. So instead I picked out the records I felt like listening to at that moment—the Ann Cole 45 I just scored on eBay, Claudine Longet’s wintery “Run Wild, Run Free” (David Whitaker’s original instrumental is worth seeking out as well), and Little Joe & the Thrillers’ “Peanut,” first introduced to me by my friend Bob Stanley. This song is featured on his latest compilation for Cherry Red—Songs For a Central Park Picnic. It has become one of my favorite compilations, and when I first played it for my mom, she demanded I order her five extra copies pronto!

I’m hard at work on a holiday mix as well, so will post that next week!

In the meantime, you can have a listen to my “Bebe ’67” mix by clicking on the link below.

Listen to: Bebe ’67 on The Mixtape


5 Responses to Bebe ’67 Mix

  1. Julio Niño says:

    Five copies!
    The “Bebe” in the title of the entry is an allusion to BB, to the Spanish verb (drink) or maybe both, as the picture suggest?
    I love Joe Cook´s falsetto. He was definitely adult when he recorded “Peanuts” but he managed to sound like a teen or at least like a girlish guy. Personally, I love both sounds very much . An interesting character with a very philadelphian sound I think. He directed the career of his daughters´group, The Sherrys. One of my favorite songs by Joe is the excitant “I´m falling In Love With You Baby”. His daughters´group, The Sherrys, recorded a song with the same backing track, “Put Your Arms Around Me”, but I prefer Joe´s ultra- effeminate version.
    Happy Christmas from Madrid, Sheila.
    Julio Niño.

    • admin says:

      Hey Julio:
      I actually got the “bebe” from the Eumir Deodato record. I was listening to it at the time I was putting this mix together. Nice to hear the story behind the “Peanuts” record. I had no idea his daughter was one of the Sherrys! I do need to check out “I’m Falling In Love With You Baby.” Thanks for the tip! You always have great ones. I’m also looking forward to Ace’s Gainsbourg comp. I do love that Gillian Hills + Serge Gainsbourg video, the song I like so-so. She’s just adorable though. Have a lovely holiday! xo-Sheila

  2. Julio Niño says:

    By the way, the pic. in the entry reminded me that ACE is releasing soon a compilation of Serge Gainsbourg´s Songs. I was waiting and hoping they will include Gillian Hill´s rare (and quite perverse) “A petite tasse D´anxiété, but It´s not Going To Be. Do You Like That Song?
    Julio Niño.

  3. Carlos says:

    Great mix, eclectic and not a dud in it.
    What I like about any compilation is that sense of discovery that becomes rarer as you get to know more music along the years. In this case I had to ask: where has Ann Cole been all my life?
    Also curious about the meaning of ‘Bebe’ 🙂

    • admin says:

      Haha! I’ve asked myself the very same question about Ann Cole. Only just discovered her. Swiped the word ‘Bebe’ from the Eumir Deodato record, and then added ’67 : ) xo-Sheila

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