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A family vocal group from La Grange, North Carolina, USA, this quartet comprised three brothers - lead Jay Bird Uzzell (13 July 1942), James Uzzell (b. 1 December 1940), and Moses King Moe Uzzell (b. 13 September 1939) - and a cousin, George Wooten (b. 16 January 1940). Their songs had a standard mid-tempo pop feel, yet with an edge provided by Jay Uzzells wailing lead, burbling bass and strong chorusing. The Corsairs found their opportunity by moving from their native North Carolina to New Jersey in 1961 to be nearer to the New York recording business. The quartet was discovered in a New Jersey club by independent producer Abner Spector, who released their records on his Tuff Records label. In 1962, they reached the charts twice, with Smoky Places (number 10 R&B, number 12 pop) and Ill Take You Home (number 26 R&B, number 68 pop). One unrecognized classic in their repertoire was Stormy...