made excellent recordings.
which songstress you prefer.
over your eyes, my friend. This is not
my Version Sacrifice feature. You see,
Jackie Lee and Emma Rede are two
stage names used by the same gifted
and solo recordings but somehow achieved
only two hits - both of them themes from
children's television series - "White Horses"
(as by Jacky) which reached the UK top 10
in 1968, and "Rupert," theme from Rupert
The Bear, which made the top 20 in 1971.
on Irish radio and sang on BBC radio with a group
called the Squadronaires. In the mid 50s, Jackie
released a string of unsuccessful solo singles.
of Len Beadle's Raindrops (not the New York
based Ellie Greenwich - Jeff Barry group).
on radio and television and released
records that didn't sell very well.
In 1966, Jackie and the Raindrops appeared in the UK musical film Just For You aka Disk-O-Tek Holiday. Jackie sang and she and the Raindrops danced to Little Eva's hit "The Loco-Motion." Jackie blames the poor lighting used in low budget flick for making her look older in 1966 than she does today..... 50 years later!
Listen to the purity of Jackie's vocal on the
Bacharach and Hal David that also failed to chart.
"The Town I Live In," a sensational
single released in the fall of 1966.
fun at the UK's Buckinghamshire "new town"
with its "27 churches" and "silver birches."
Listen to this extraordinary recording and
you'll wonder as I do why it never charted.
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yet uncharted version of "I Gotta Be With You."
It became a fixture on the Northern Soul circuit
and is my Pick To Click by Emma Rede!
Emma Rede (1967)
didn't have a clue. The glorious beat ballad
"I Gotta Be With You" was a hit waiting to
happen, yet it went to waste as a B side.
the A side of that ill fated single
"Just Like a Man" on the
German pop music TV
series Beat Club.