Doris Troy

Genres: R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": soul northern soul 60s funk oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Doris Higginsen, 6 January 1937, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA, d. 16 February 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The daughter of a Barbadian Pentecostal preacher, Doris Higginsen abandoned her gospel beginnings in favour of a jazz group, the Halos. She recorded as half of Jay And Dee and soon also began making her mark as a songwriter, using her grandmother’s name of Payne as a nom de plume. In 1960, Dee Clark recorded her song ‘How About That’ for Vee Jay Records, while Troy cut a lone single for Everest before concentrating on background singing, with ex-Drinkard Singers Dionne Warwick and Dee Dee Warwick and their aunt Cissy Houston, behind many acts including the Drifters, Solomon Burke and Chuck Jackson. Then in 1963 Troy co-wrote ‘Just One Look’ with Gregory Carroll, and when Juggy Murray of Sue Records ‘sat on’ a demo of it, she took a copy to Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records, who promptly released it exactly as...

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