Monday, October 6, 2014
The Arc Sound Company formed in Toronto, Canada in 1958 - headquartered in Scarborough, Ontario in the community of Agincourt. The record label started off ushering in the musical careers of such Canadian luminaries as Anne Murry and Catherine McKinnon (amongst others) but soon turned to churning out Sound-A-Like styled records using local talent to "emulate" current hit records of the day. Some of the records on Arc were credited to the groups who recorded them, but there are also many who used studio musicians from the companies who used Arc's pressing plant. So sadly, many artists, and almost all the women on these records went uncredited. Today, we pay homage to the Unknown Girls of Arc Records, as well as the ladies of Hit Records from Nashville and London, England's Embassy Records - as well as a few surprises!
The Unknown Girls of Arc Records on Crayons to Perfume 11 can be found here and you can find the show archive here. Don't forget check WFMU's rock'n'soul Ichiban each Monday morning for a brand new show, and check out stream filled with all the best music!
Mama Didn't Lie
Love Live Love
Girl Don't Come
How Does That Grab You?
Alpha Zoe & The Group: You Beat Me To The Punch
Kathy Taylor: I Can't Stay Mad At You
The Flower Sisters: People Say
The Dacrons: Don't Hang Up
Peggy Gaines: Ride
Connie & Clara: I Will Follow Him
The Gleams: He's A Rebel
Jean Campbell: Robot Man
Marylin Lee: Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Joan Baxter & The Beatmen: Baby Love
The Startlings: Baby I Love You
Ripple Blast Singers & Band: Stone Soul Picnic
Ripple Blast Singers & Band: House That Jack Built
I'm Gonna Destroy That Boy
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