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Monday, September 22, 2014

Crayons To Perfume Girls of the Week are the cross boarder cuties, the Charmaines!

The Charmaines, or Gigi & The Charmaines as they appeared on some of their records were one of the more unique girl-groups. They were from Cincinnati, Ohio - a day's drive from Toronto, Ontario in Canada and their adopted 2nd home of many years. Toronto had a thriving soul and r&b scene in the 60's and was hungry for more of the music that was heavily influencing "the Toronto Sound" - the Charmaines even have three very obscure singles on Red Leaf Records (from Toronto) - which we'll feature at a later date (because I don't have my hands on all of them! If anyone can send me files of the records, please let me know!!!!)
The Charmaines made quite a few records, but the girls seemed to measure their success not on the hit songs that eluded them, but on the busy schedule they kept for live performances - they were working constantly!

The Charmaines were also on local TV frequently, but none of the footage is on Youtube, so instead we've featured some fantastic recent re-union footage from Cleethorpe's Soul Weekender! The girls sound hasn't changed a bit, and here they do 'Eternally'.

Crayons to Perfume 9 features not only the Charmaines, but a set of powerhouse soul sisters, solo pop girls and some swingin' 60's ye ye covers that transform those seemingly sweet and innocent French Femmes into torrid temptresses that tantalize! We end our show with a taste of next weeks Lovely Latin Ladies one hour special - a show filled with super music from the girls of South America, Mexico, Spain and Cuba!!

Crayons to Perfume airs each Monday morning with your host, Glynis Ward aka DJ girlgroupgirl - just search on WFMU Rock 'n Soul Ichiban to find a list of all our other shows - they remain here for your listening pleasure 24/7

The Charmaines: Guilty
The Charmaines: I Idolize You
The Charmaines: Poor Unfortunate Me
The Charmaines: I Don’t Want To Loose Him
Sandy Shaw: Girl Don’t Come
Petula Clark: Reach Out
Chris Connor: Downtown
Billie Davis: Ev’ry Day
Cher: I’m Gonna Love You
Patti Drew: Hard To Handle
Thelma Jones: The House That Jack Built
Gloria Jones: Tainted Love
Erma Franklin: Gotta Find Me a Lover (24 Hours a Day)
Shirley: Big Boss Man
Les Scarabees: Puisque tu m'as quittée (Nothing But A Heartache)
Sylvie Vartan: Quand Tu Es La (The Game of Love)
Evy: Une question qui se pose 1965 (Questions I Can’t Answer )
Stone: Garde Ton Sang Froid (I Can’t Control Myself)
Jocylene: Nitty Gritty
Les Fizz Si tu fais ça (You Can’t Do That)
Jenny Rock Mal (Hush)
Cristina & Los Stops Corazon Contendo 1969