Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Girlwatchers - Music To Watch Girls By (1967)


This is my new favorite album! And I found it in my favorite place - the bargain bin at HPB! I LOVE IT! Once again, it was the album cover that caught my eye. Isn't it great?! Don't you just love the vinyl dress the girl is wearing? Sigh. I wish I had been old enough in 1967 so that I could have worn a dress like that. I would've been stylin'!

Well, this album is lots of fun. It's all instrumental, but not Percy Faith type of instrumental (I love Percy Faith, too). This is swingin' and the kind of music you might hear in one of those 1960s movies with groovy chicks and happenin' guys. You know... the kind where there's a coffee house or club and the band never sings - only plays hip instrumental dance music. A couple of the songs on this album sound like what would be played for a striptease. What can I say - I love it!

Track listing for The Girlwatchers - Music To Watch Girls By:

Side 1:
1. Music To Watch Girls By
2. Pretty Petti-Pants
3. Tight Tights
4. Funny Fun Coat
5. Transparent Dresses

Side 2:
1. Fish-Net Stockings
2. Tiny Mini-Skirt
3. Nude Lipstick
4. Paper Clothing
5. Green Eye Liner

8 comments:

vo5vo said...

Hi Esther,
Looks interesting so I'm downloading now.
Thanks record Guru.

Lacey said...

Love the record and thanks for the post.

Tim Clarke said...

That is fantastic! Kind of a minimalistic Mancini vibe.

senormedia said...

She looks like 16 and the watchers are in their 30's. Creepy (but swingin'!)

Miguel Andrade said...

Thanks, darling! =)

mickyricky said...

Hi Esther,----Love this one love it!!!love it Many Thanks.---Micky

mickyricky said...

love it!!! love it many thanks Esther.......Micky

Baggy Gator said...

I LOVE THIS ALBUM!! Because I love 50's-60's Rock n Roll and that's what this is, mostly. They do throw in a Herbie Mann-style jazz flute number, which is great. But, mostly this is good ol' 50's Rock n Roll.

Just some brief descriptions of each song.
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MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY
Performed in a Herb Alpert-styled brass manner, but without the heavy Alpert accents in rhythm.

PRETTY PETTI-PANTS
60's Twist style rock n roll, with organ and twangy guitar like Duane Eddy.

TIGHT TIGHTS
50's rock n roll with wailing sax

FUNNY FUN COAT
50's rock n roll with wailing sax

TRANSPARENT DRESSES
Wailing sax, Louis Prima style big band rock n roll

FISH-NET STOCKINGS
Herbie Mann-style flute jazz

TINY MINI-SKIRT
Duane Eddy-styled twangy guitar

NUDE LIPSTICK
David Rose "Stripper"-styled music

PAPER CLOTHING
Wailing sax, 50's rock n roll

GREEN EYE LINER
Wanderley-styled organ with twangy guitar