Song of the Day: “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore, a featured chanteuse at this Saturday’s “She’s Got the Power!” showcase

It’s a party this Saturday, thrown by the Ponderosa Stomp in partnership with Lincoln Center Out of Doors: “She’s Got the Power!”, a girl-group extravaganza featuring Ronnie Spector, LaLa Brooks, and – yes – Lesley Gore of “It’s My Party” fame, not too mention numerous other chanteuses from the Swinging Sixties: Arlene Smith (former lead singer of The Chantels), Baby Washington, Barbara Harris (of The Toys), Beverly Warren, Brenda Reid and Lillian Walker (of The Exciters), Louise Murray (of The Jaynetts), Margaret Ross (of The Cookies), Maxine Brown, Nanette Licori (of Reparata and the Delrons), and Peggy Santiglia Davison and Jiggs Sirico (of The Angels®).

The concert takes place Saturday in New York at the Damrosch Park Bandshell from 5 to 10 p.m., preceded by a “Girl Talk” symposium, at the David Rubenstein Atrium from noon to 4 p.m., complete with star appearances, expert analyses, and rare film footage.

For a full schedule of events, click here. Come get your girl-power groove on this Saturday with this unforgettably hardcore roster female rock legends!

Song of the Day: “Tell Him” by the Exciters, appearing at “She’s Got the Power!” on July 30 in New York

Beverly Warren, Brenda Reid, and Lillian Walker of the Exciters will be among the girl-group legends appearing this Saturday, July 30, as part of “She’s Got the Power!,” a joint presentation by the Ponderosa Stomp and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The concert in New York runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and is … Continue reading Song of the Day: “Tell Him” by the Exciters, appearing at “She’s Got the Power!” on July 30 in New York

Song of the Day: “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes, featuring Ronnie Spector

On July 30, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the Ponderosa Stomp will present She’s Got the Power!, a celebration of the Girl Group sound and a salute to the women behind the unforgettable hits. In breaking news, Ronnie Spector, Queen of the Girl Groups and one of the defining voices of female rock n’ … Continue reading Song of the Day: “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes, featuring Ronnie Spector

You had your “Last Chance” to hear soul-drenched Louisiana R&B legend Allen Collay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVe1fyn4AQ8 The ashes of “Last Chance” singer Allen Collay made their long journey home to The Max lounge in Metry one Sunday afternoon in 2010, housed in a silver urn etched with a piano’s image, set onstage next to an unopened bottle of his beloved Heineken beer. Collay died – appropriately enough for a New … Continue reading You had your “Last Chance” to hear soul-drenched Louisiana R&B legend Allen Collay

Song of the Day: “Then He Kissed Me” by the Crystals featuring LaLa Brooks, plus Phil Spector and Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”

Today’s “Song of the Day” is a shout-out to both the girls – and the “Goodfellas.” With Dolores “LaLa” Brooks of the Crystals performing at July 30’s Ponderosa Stomp showcase “She’s Got the Power! A Girl Group Extravaganza,” we present to you two versions of the Crystals’ Phil Spector-produced smash hit “Then He Kissed Me.” … Continue reading Song of the Day: “Then He Kissed Me” by the Crystals featuring LaLa Brooks, plus Phil Spector and Scorsese’s “Goodfellas”