Jackis Ross

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 2000s


30 January 1946, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This cool, stylish singer made her debut on Sam Cooke’s Sar label in 1962. ‘Selfish One’ (1964), her first single for Chess Records, showcased a mature delivery that further releases, including ‘I’ve Got The Skill’ (1964) and ‘Take Me For A Little While’ (1965), amplified. Tailor-made for producer Billy Davis’ imaginative arrangements, she found it hard to maintain this standard on the several labels ? Brunswick Records, Scepter Records, Mercury Records and more ? to which she had later turned. An interlude on Jerry Butler’s Fountain label resulted in ‘Who Could Be Loving You’ (1969), an alluring, mid-paced ballad subsequently revived by Dusty Springfield. Ross was last heard on a 1981 album by Little Milton.

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