The picture says it all—these ladies sang. Often dubbed as the “West Coast Sweet Inspirations”, The Blossoms might be the most overqualified session singers in history. They played the background for Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Bobby Darin and, also like the Sweet Inspirations, worked closely with Elvis. They were produced early on by Phil Spector and recorded for small labels (Flip, Flair) as well as bigger ones (Capitol, MGM). Their history mingled with many marquee names of the day, namely The Shirelles, Gloria Jones, Shelley Fabares, The Ronnettes, The Crystals, and Darlene Love. Read more about their long, interesting (and overlooked) career HERE.
“Good, Good Lovin’” by the Blossoms is a beauty that grabs you right when the vocals start. Peace to Cutso for hipping me to this one.