It seems safe to say that The Shirelles are best known for their rendition of the Carol King /Gerry Goffin song “Will you still love me tomorrow”.
As a single “Are You Still My Baby” holds true to their almost naive sounding voice, perfect harmonies and all set off against what are sometimes highly charged lyrics.
This track is a rarity (in that it barely seems to register on their catalogue). It has a familiar doo-wop feel and lush string accompaniment. It is also feels as though it sits across genres. A little bit doo-wop, a little bit soul and dare I say a hint of country? It’s in my collection as a “girl vocal rarities”, overlooked and undervalued at the time it is a hidden gem apparently composed by Charlie Rich while he was at Sun.