|Genres:||Pop / Rock R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||60s pop female vocalists girl group girl groups soul oldies american|
|Decades:||1960s 1990s 2000s|
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This US vocal trio was formed in 1954 by Doretta (Dorothy) Jones (South Carolina, USA), her cousin Beulah Robertson, and Darlene McCrae (b. Ethel McCrae, North Carolina, USA). This line-up recorded a solitary single (Dont Let Go/All Night Mambo) for the Lamp label. Robertson was replaced by Margie Hendricks (b. 13 March 1939, USA, d. July 1973, USA) in 1956. The group was signed by Atlantic Records the same year, where they recorded three singles, of which In Paradise reached the R&B Top 10. However, the group was better known for session work during this period, and can be heard on successful releases by Joe Turner (Lipstick, Powder And Paint) and Chuck Willis (Its Too Late). The Cookies also backed Ray Charles on several occasions and Hendricks, now known as Margie Hendrix, and McCrae left to form Charles own singing ensemble, the Raeletts.
Jones continued the...