Jackie & The Starlites

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by Jackie & The Starlites


Jackie And The Starlites were perhaps the most extreme example of overt emotionalism in doo-wop, in which lead Jackie Rue would scream out the lyrics in the most anguished, heartbreaking voice, and in the middle of the songs break down sobbing. The members, besides Rue, were Alton Thomas, John Felix and Billy Montgomery. Rue began singing with the Five Wings, a group in Harlem, New York, in 1955, and made two haunting singles for the King Records label, most notably ‘Teardrops Are... Read more


naki bushi
rhythm and blues
doo wop
rhythm & blues
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