Jerry Jaye

Jerry Jaye

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jerry Jaye (born October 19, 1937 in Manila, Arkansas) is an American country/rockabilly singer.Jaye grew up on a sharecropper's farm and did a stint in the Navy from 1954 to 1958. After his return he started a band with bassist Tommy Baker and drummer Carl Fry, who began playing the local Arkansas circuits. In 1966, the group traveled to Memphis, Tennessee and recorded a single, "My Girl Josephine" (a hit for Fats Domino the previous decade). The single was initially released in a press run of 500; Jaye shopped the disc to local radio stations, and as the tune began getting airplay, Jaye signed a contract with Hi Records for national distribution. Re-released in 1967, "My Girl Josephine" became a hit single in the US, peaking at #29 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. A full-length LP, My Girl Josephine, followed, which hit #195 in the US, but four further singles from the album failed to make an impact on the charts. During this time Jaye toured with Booker T and the MGs and Lou Rawls among others.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134970190
  • 9786134970198