Jay & The Techniques
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||rock 60s northern soul pop soul oldies special northern|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, in the mid-60s, Jay And The Techniques were an inter-racial pop group best known for the Top 10 debut single Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie in 1967. The group consisted of vocalist Jay Proctor and six other members: Karl Landis, Ronald Goosly, John Walsh, George Lloyd, Charles Crowl and Dante Dancho. The group built a following in the northeast and was discovered by producer Jerry Ross, who arranged to have them signed to Smash Records, a subsidiary of Mercury Records. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie, was their biggest hit, reaching number 6 in the US in 1967. Keep The Ball Rolling was, like the first, based on a childrens game, and it climbed to number 14. The formula held up for one further game-orientated single, Strawberry Shortcake, which scraped into the Top 40 in 1968. A final chart success, Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music, ended their run on the pop charts in...