Sunday, August 31, 2014

Baby, I Love You...

Hailing from the Washington Heights area of Manhattan, The Ronettes may not have been commercially the most successful girl group of all time, but their hits in the early to mid 60's have left an indelible mark on music history. Of course everyone knows that their career took off when they paired up with Phil Spector and that "Be My Baby" is one of the finest pieces of music ever recorded by anyone, but in that early sixteen month period of their career they also managed another four Top 40 hits, all built round Ronnie's yearning, vulnerable vocals, including the follow up single "Baby I Love You". Almost on a par with their debut single, the production, even today, is mind blowing.

Quite simply, a great record from the best girl group of all, although The Shangri Las come a close second.

Baby I Love You
Baby I Love You (vocal)


  1. Hah, I have a few days of Ronettes influenced posts starting on Wednesday. Have you ever heard the vocal only of Baby I Love You? Craig posted it a few years ago at Plain or Pan, it's absolutely stunning.

  2. I think it may be the second track posted today Drew. Not sure if it is the same vocal only version, but I think it is.

  3. i really am a bi of a fanny. Should have checked the tracks

  4. That vocal only version is amazing,