THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR, The Velours, CD Cut 1999 Here’s another great cover song from my collection. Although The Velours’ version was never charted, the original version recorded by The Spinners charted nationally on Billboard in August of 1961 (Tri-Phi #101) for 8 weeks and reached #27. “THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR” was written by the late iconic singer/songwriter, Harvey Fuqua (Moonglows), and Gwen Gordy. Tri-Phi Records was owned by Harvey Fuqua.
Velours’ group members singing on “THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR” are original bass singer Charles Moffitt, Eulis Mason (2nd Tenor), Dennis Pendarvis (Lead), Joe Sheppard (1st Tenor) and Nelson Shields (Baritone).
The Velours’ version of “THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR is a cut from a CD titled, “Ronnie I’s Lost Tapes Vol. #2.” The CD was produced by the late Ronnie Italiano (known as Ronnie I) of Clifton Music. He opened his CLIFTON MUSIC STORE in 1972 and it closed in 2012.
Ronnie I started U.G.H.A. in 1976 which created a resurgence of interest in vocal groups when at that time many vocal groups were "off the grid" and forgotten. United in Group Harmony Association was an organization dedicated to the preservation of vocal group harmony. U.G.H.A. provided the opportunity to see the groups and hear the music that was seldom or never heard on commercial radio. Ronnie I created the first "Hall of Fame" for vocal groups and balanced running his record store, radio show, record label, U.G.H.A. and promoting concerts and still found time to produce and record many vocal acts who might never have had any recordings. In addition, he was responsible for having reunited many acts for his U.G.H.A. shows who may never have ever sung together again!
He has produced and released so many recordings by so many artists that it's impossible to list them here. His sincere dedication to the vocal acts from the 1950's and 1960's was a labor of love.
Although, Ronnie I is no longer with us, his many contributions and efforts have left his indelible mark on doowop music forever. He was a very dear friend and is sadly missed.
Enjoy this great version of “THAT’S WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE FOR” by The Velours.
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