Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Mr. Lee" by The Bobbettes.

OK, back to the 50's: Originally named The Harlem Queens, this R&B girl quintet penned and recorded their first hit in '57. A girl's crush on her teacher (whom they didn't particularly care for in real life). It topped the R&B charts and crossed over to peak at #6 Pop, the first girl group ever to accomplish that. Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "Get A Job" by The Silhouettes. "When I was in the service in the early 1950s and didn't come home and go to work my mother said 'Get A Job' and basically that's where the song came from" - Richard Lewis. Can you imagine "opening" for Hendrix?!

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