The Shirelles, The Shirelles

Ann Powers

By Ann Powers

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

If the Ronettes were the hotties of girl-groupdom and the Shangri-Las were the black-leather rebels, the Shirelles were the genre's all-American sweethearts. Led by the cashmere-voiced Shirley Allston, the group's perfect encapsulations of teenage longing still ring true today — songs you'll find here, like "Soldier Boy" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," remain all too pertinent.