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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Clash of the Colleens - Irish Spring Brings a Flood of Great Recordings!


 Irish singer Jackie Lee

 made excellent recordings. 

 So did Irish singer Emma Rede. 

 Listen to them both and tell me 

 which songstress you prefer. 

Jackie Lee aka Emma Rede

Ha!  Forgive me for trying to pull the wool
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
singer, Dublin born Jacqueline Flood.


Jackie spent years releasing fine group
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.

In this salute to Jackie Lee I will bring you her
earlier recordings because they are among the
greatest to come out of the UK in the mid 60s.


As a teen in the early 50s, Jackie fronted show bands
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.


 JACKIE & 

 THE RAINDROPS 


In the late 50s Jackie Lee became lead singer
of Len Beadle's Raindrops (not the New York
based Ellie Greenwich - Jeff Barry group).
Jackie and the Raindrops were regulars
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!



"The Loco-Motion" 
Jackie Lee and the Raindrops 
(single released 1963, scene from 1966
movie Just For You aka Disk-O-Tek Holiday.)




 JACKIE LEE 

By 1965 Jackie had left the Raindrops and was
releasing excellent but poor selling solo singles.
Listen to the purity of Jackie's vocal on the
sophisticated beat ballad "Lonely Clown."

"Lonely Clown" - Jackie Lee (1965)




That same year Jackie Lee recorded an exciting cover
of Spectorian sweetie Alder Ray's "'Cause I Love Him."
It went nowhere, hidden as it was on the flip side of
"I Cry Alone," a little known song composed by Burt
Bacharach and Hal David that also failed to chart.

"'Cause I Love Him" - Jackie Lee
(1965, B side of "I Cry Alone")





My Pick to Click for Jackie Lee is
"The Town I Live In," a sensational
single released in the fall of 1966.


The song is a satirical commentary poking
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.

"The Town I Live In" - Jackie Lee 
(November 1966)




Jackie also cooks on the killer bee, "You Too
(Can Have Heartaches)," another gem that
went unnoticed at the time but has since
become a favorite among collectors
of Brit girl pop.

"You Too (Can Have Heartaches)" 
Jackie Lee (November 1966,
B side of "The Town I Live In")





 EMMA REDE 

In Echoes 7 we listened to "I Gotta Be With You,"
the silky smooth Northern Soul ballad performed by
Malcolm Hayes and released as a single in 1966.
Click here for that post.


The following year Jacqueline Flood changed her
stage name to Emma Rede and recorded a superb
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!

 "I Gotta Be With You" 
Emma Rede (1967) 





Once again I gotta wonder why Jackie's handlers
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.
Here's Jackie as Emma Rede singing
the A side of that ill fated single
"Just Like a Man" on the
German pop music TV
series Beat Club.

"Just Like a Man" - Emma Rede 
(1967, live on Beat Club)





After listening to these outstanding recordings
I hope you agree... Jacqueline Flood by any
other name still sounds the same - fantastic!


 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 

 JACQUELINE FLOOD 

 AKA JACKIE LEE 

 AKA EMMA REDE... 


 80 YEARS OLD TODAY! 

Have a Shady day!


51 comments:

  1. Kathryn AndersonMay 29, 2016 at 4:24 AM

    This is a very nice tribute--- and happy birthday to Jackie! She is a great singer-- and it is a wonder and a shame that she only had hits with songs for children. I agree with your two picks-- The Town I Live In and I Gotta Be With You-- as the best of her recorded work. I especially like The Town I Live In for its social commentary. It was a rare treat to see German teenagers dancing on television in that video of Jackie (Emma) performing on Beat Club.

    Once more I wish Jackie a happy 80th-- and many more!

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    1. Hi, Kathryn!

      Thank you for joining me as I pay tribute to the wonderful Irish singer Jacqueline Flood on this her 80th birthday.

      It certainly is a shame that 60s singles released by Jackie Lee and Emma Rede sold modestly or poorly. With her voice and talent, Jackie could have become an established hit maker like some of her UK contemporaries. I question the wisdom of hiding some of her best work on the B sides of her 7-inch releases. The Malcolm Hayes and Emma Rede versions of "I Gotta Be With You" stand as male vocal and female vocal classics. Jackie Lee's "The Town I Live In" is another superb recording that makes me swoon every time I listen to it. Jackie also turned in a fine performance on the cover of Alder Ray's "'Cause I Love Him." I suspect the glorious backing vocals were provided by The Breakaways, the British girl group that sang background on many great recordings made in the UK during the 60s.

      Yessum, it was fun to see those teen dancers on the German music show Beat Club. YouTube tends to be a vast wasteland, but it is also a storehouse of rare films and videos that remind us of the way we were.

      Thank you again for attending the party, Kathryn. Have a great week!

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  2. Happy 80th Birthday to Jacqueline Flood! I used to watch Beat Club while living in Germany, but don't remember her. Your video for "Town I live In" didn't work for me. Here's an alternative, in case anyone else has trouble. That was a good one! ☺ It's too bad she didn't achieve the level of fame she deserved. I don't think changing her stage name was the best idea; it would only lead to confusion and Jackie Lee sounds better.

    This was a lovely birthday tribute. Is that a current photo of Jackie? She looks fabulous and also somewhat familiar. Has she done any acting?

    Thanks for another entertaining and educational post. Cheers!

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    1. Hi, Debbie the Doglady!

      Thank you very much for coming down bright and early on a Sunday, dear friend, and for helping me celebrate the 80th birthday of Irish entertainer Jackie Lee. Thank you also for locating and posting an alternate video that can be played back in your country. (I keep forgetting to use that handy tool to check.)

      When I posted that rare Beat Club clip I immediately thought about you and the years you spent around that time living and traveling about in Europe.

      I agree that it doesn't seem like the best idea for an artist to change names. Jacqueline Flood recorded as Jackie Lee, Emma Rede and as Jacky. It does get confusing.

      I have no idea when that picture of Jackie was taken. The IMDB lists two "acting" credits for Jackie. She appeared on Beat! Beat! Beat! and The Des O'Connor Show. However, since BBB was another music program and Des O was a variety/chat show, I doubt she did anything more than perform her songs on them.

      An interesting piece of trivia is that Jackie voiced many movie and TV commercials including an award winning campaign for Fablon, a clear, sticky-backed plastic product manufactured in the UK.

      Thank you again for your kind visit, cheery comment and birthday greetings for Jackie Lee. Have a wonderful week, dear friend Debbie!

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  3. 80 years young and going strong I hope. She does have a strong voice and very crisp. I always love what you showcase here because I never heard of this girl

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    1. Hi, dear Birgit!

      Thank you very much for coming to Jackie Lee's 80th birthday party here on SDMM. Jackie is still going strong because she has an official website:

      http://www.jackielee.org/

      ...and a YouTube channel:

      https://www.youtube.com/user/MsJackieLee/videos

      Knowing that you are a film buff, BB, I thought you might enjoy hearing Jackie singing the demo of "Barbarella's Song" intended for use with the main title footage of the hit Jane Fonda movie. Read the text below the video as Jackie describes in her own words the studio session and how her version wound up being excised from the film:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E557XniJ5oE

      Thank you again for your visit and comment, dear friend BB!

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  4. Happy Sunday, Shady!
    And a very Happy Birthday to Jackie!
    In that vast musical meadow of wildflowers, how could they not have seen this rose? With a voice as fresh and clear as spring rain it's a shame that more weren't able to share. I'll never understand the business of 'handlers', but I bet she's still singing to this day. Don't you?

    Thanks for sharing such a pleasure!

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    1. Hi, dear Diedre!

      Thank you very much for coming over, dear friend, and for helping me extend birthday greetings to the talented Jackie Lee... 80 years young today.

      As a lifelong consumer of popular music and a student of its history, I have always been fascinated and often baffled by decisions made by artists, their advisers and the record company executives that handle and shape their careers. Why the series of name changes in Jacqueline's case? Having read her bio, I drew the following conclusions. Great as some of them were, the recordings she made under the name Jackie Lee failed miserably. After a while it must have seemed imperative for her to try her luck using a different name - Emma Rede. When that moniker didn't work and she eventually found opportunities in children's TV programs and recordings, it seemed logical to change her name again, this time to the catchy "Jacky." She gained her only hits using that stage name.

      I am very pleased to have you join me today, dear friend Diedre. Thank you again and have a safe and happy Memorial Day!

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  5. A rose by any other name smells as sweet so I guess a Jackie by any other name can crank out sweet tunes! My favs were "The town I live in"...I thought that was a very catchy tune and "Just like a Man" was good too. I thought her voice sounded more mature in that one. With all the British guys and bands coming out in that era I'm surprised she wasn't well known or had more success. I have heard the "Locomotion" song of course and probably even danced it too! Looking at her videos and her pics it's hard to imagine her being 80yrs young! I wish her a very Happy Birthday! Have a great week and hope all is well down south. My Granddaughter, Driana, is moving to Florida in a few days. NSB, south of Daytona. I'm sad she's leaving Ohio but I guess she needs to have these adventures while young!

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    1. Hi, YaYa!

      Thank you for making time on your holiday weekend to drop by and join the party as we celebrate 80 years of Jacqueline Flood.

      I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Jackie's singing and that you like my Pick To Click "The Town I Live In." It's one of my top favorite recordings in the 60s Brit pop category. Can you believe it failed to chart? You have been following SDMM for years now and have met many great artists who somehow slipped through the cracks and never achieved the degree of success and fame they deserved. A break here or there could have made a huge difference for someone like Jackie, but it didn't come until later on when she scored hits with children's songs.

      Fortunately, with the help of YouTube, artists like Jackie Lee/Emma Rede are today getting the recognition they deserve and gaining generations of new fans.

      I know you will miss grandkiddo Driana. I hope she can tolerate hot and steamy Florida and enjoys life on the Atlantic coast in New Smyrna Beach. You have family scattered far and wide and yet I never knew a more closely knit clan than yours, Kathleen.

      Have a safe and happy Memorial Day and a wonderful week, dear friend YaYa!

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  6. Never heard of this artist by any name, but she has that classic sound of an era. Actually the recordings cover a range of nuances of the 60's sound. Nothing extraordinary in these recordings as they sound like many of the recordings I've heard from those days. Guess she got lost in the crowd a bit. But she was obviously a pro who carved her niche in the pop music scene of the 1960's.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hi, Lee!

      Thank you very much for coming by, good buddy. Your assessment of Jackie Lee's stylistic range is fair, but I wouldn't have devoted an entire post to her if I didn't think she gave us at least a couple of extraordinary recordings. To my ears, my two Picks to Click, "The Town I Live In" and "I Gotta Be With You" are indeed extraordinary - among the best of the Brit pop 60s genre. Jackie was as good as some of the UK's top tier female recording artists of the period but, as you surmised, she got lost in the shuffle and failed to catch the break or two that would have allowed her to emerge from the pack.

      Thanks again for helping me celebrate Jackie Lee's 80th birthday, good buddy Lee. Happy Memorial Day to you!

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  7. She is still gorgeous for her age. Amazing.
    Great records indeed. :)

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    1. Hi, Lux!

      Thank you for joining the birthday celebration for Irish rose Jackie Lee. I'm happy to know you enjoyed listening to her 60s recordings.

      Have a wonderful week, dear friend Lux!

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  8. I'd say the Emma Reade two-sider was my favorite, and agree that the b was far superior. Makes you wonder how many careers were ruined by idiots posing as experts.

    (BTW Conserving words after blowing the monthly budget on your last post lol)

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    1. Hi, Chris!

      Thanks for popping in on your Memorial Day, good buddy. I appreciate the visit.

      I'm delighted that the Emma Rede doublesider caught your attention and that you join me in singing the "B side blues" - wondering how the decision makers didn't recognize some of those fab flips as hits waiting to happen. Jacqueline Flood's records didn't catch on with the masses back in the day, but history has been kind. In recent years, thanks to reissue CD compilations and YouTube, Jackie is getting the recognition she deserves and growing a new crop of fans.

      Thank you again for coming, good buddy Chris, and have a Scrappy week ahead!

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  9. Happy Birthday Jackie/Jacquline/Emma!! Why did she change her name so many times? Maybe that didn't help with her recognition. She did have some really nice songs. My favs were You Too (Can Have Heartaches) and I Gotta Be With You. Her voice is very pretty.
    She very much has that sound of the 60s. Maybe she just didn't have good managers or promoters??

    Hope you're having a good Memorial Day Shady!
    Have a great week...

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hi, Michele!

      Thank you for dropping by on the holiday, dear friend. I am very happy to see you!

      As I explained to Diedre (above), it makes sense that Jacqueline Flood changed her name periodically because the name she was using at the time wasn't generating record sales. This artist began releasing records under the name Jackie Lee way back in the summer of 1955. After a dozen years of trying her luck as Jackie Lee and as Jackie Lee & the Raindrops, she switched to Emma Rede. Unfortunately, that didn't help either. Jacqueline had all that bad luck even though she was recording on major record labels - Decca and Columbia. Jacqueline finally caught on as a singer and performer on children's TV shows.

      I should also point out that there was a R&B singer in the U.S. called Jackie Lee in the mid 60s, and that might have been another reason why Jacqueline abandoned the stage name Jackie Lee - to avoid confusion.

      Thank you again for making time for a visit today, dear friend Michele. I hope you and your parents are having a great Memorial Day!

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  10. Go, Jackie! I love her doing Locomotion:)
    Happy Memorial day to you and Mrs. Shady.

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    1. Hi, Sandra!

      Thank you very much for spending some time in the Shady on your Memorial Day, dear friend!

      It's a funny thing about that cheapo movie Disk-O-Tek Holiday, the one that yielded the rare clip of Jackie & the Raindrops doing "a brand new dance" (as the lyrics go) called "The Loco-Motion." The movie wasn't released in the UK and the U.S. until the summer of 1966. By then it had been 4 years since Little Eva's original version topped the chart - not exactly "a brand new dance." :) With acts like Freddy Cannon, the Chiffons, Freddie and the Dreamers and the Bachelors performing in it, Disk-O-Tek Holiday seemed terribly dated by the time it hit theaters.

      Thank you again for your kind visit, dear friend Sandra!

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    2. 'Lo, Shady:)
      Wouldn't have minded having some stock in Loco Motion:)
      On another note.
      Notice how boots never go out of style? Doesn't that one pic remind you of Nancy Sinatra's song? :)

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    3. Hi, Sandra!

      Thanks for reporting back in, dear friend. Given the massive success of "The Loco-Motion," a #1 smash hit, you'd think Little Eva was on her way to a long and lucrative recording career. It didn't turn out that way for her. Little Eva is featured in my next post with a recording that she and others hoped would allow her to make a comeback. That didn't work out either. I hope you can join me for that post on Sunday.

      Yessum, that particular pose showing Jackie in hot pants and boots does remind me of Nancy Sinatra!

      Thanks again, dear friend Sandra!

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    4. I find that sad. Artists work so hard and sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn't.

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    5. Hi, Sandra!

      Yessum, there are many sad stories in the history of rock 'n' roll and Little Eva's is one of them. Stay tuned for this weekend's post.

      Thanks again, dear friend Sandra!

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    6. I'll be here;) If not tomorrow Monday:)

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    7. Thank you, dear Sandra!

      As you know, most of my posts run a full week so you have plenty of time to visit.

      I hope you're having a great weekend!

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  11. Hi, dear friend Shady!

    I love her style! I remember doing the Locomotion in gym class, weddings, and father/daughter dances! I loved watching Rupert the Bear growing up, though the Rupert I watched was in the 1990s. I should compare themes.

    I hope you and Mrs. Shady had a wonderful Memorial Day!

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    1. Hi, dear Jessica Marie!

      Thank you for dropping in on Memorial Day, dear friend, and for helping me salute Jackie Lee aka Emma Rede as she marks her 80th birthday.

      Yessum, almost everybody, young and old, has heard of Little Eva's smash hit from the summer of 1962 "The Loco-Motion. For me, the record brings back memories of summer days spent at a large swimming pool near my home (Zimmy's for all the York and Spry readers out there). The song played frequently on Zimmy's jukebox which was located in a small canopy covered dance pavilion.

      I'm delighted to know that Rupert the Bear rang a bell for you. I'll bet you were a fan of Barney & Friends, too.

      http://www.barney.com/usa/

      Thank you very much for your visit and comment, dear friend JM, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  12. I love her voice and love the "Loco-Motion" song. She sang it perfectly. The video was sure cute but I can see what she meant by the bad lighting.

    You are right about the song, I Gotta Be With You, it is wonderful. I think I like 'You Too Can Have Hearthaches/The Town I Live In,' the best. Nice they are side A and B. Someone said she reminded them of Petula Clark. Yes, that also occurred to me.

    I went on youtube to watch Town I Live In and she was interacting with the people who commented. Nice of her to do that.

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    1. Hi, dear Belle!

      Thank you very much for coming down as we celebrate Memorial Day and the week of Jackie Lee's 80th birthday.

      You're right. Jackie maintains an active presence on YouTube. She has her own channel and loves to connect and interact with fans who comment on her recordings. I think that was what inspired me to do a tribute post about her.

      Jackie was one of those artists who tried and tried and just couldn't score a hit, even though some of her sides were excellent, certainly as good as those of Helen Shapiro, Sandie Shaw, Susan Maughan, Kathy Kirby, Louse Cordet, Alma Cogan and other more successful British female artists of the period. Jackie even made a German language recording "aimed at the lucrative German market" (according to the Ready Steady Girls website) but it too "flopped."

      I'm very pleased to know that you enjoyed these Jackie Lee and Emma Rede selections, dear friend Belle. Thank you again for stopping in and have a safe and happy week ahead!

      God bless!

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  13. Unfortunately, I was unable to view/listen to any of the videos. I had that problem on another blog, so it must be my computer. I am familiar with the Locomotion by Ms. Jackie. It's a nice tune. I am not familiar with Ms. Emma. I would have liked to have been able to compare the two. I'll try again later and see if I have better luck.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  14. Hi, Sherry!

    I think Blogger is having problems because it doesn't even respond when I click "reply." I needed to leave this reply for you in another comment box.

    Thank you very much for visiting and attempting to listen to these songs by Jackie Lee aka Emma Rede aka Jacky aka Jacqueline Flood. I hope you get a chance later in the week. (The post runs through Saturday.)

    I hope to see you again soon, dear friend Sherry. Have a great week!

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    1. You know, the first time I looked at this post, I didn't catch that Jackie and Emma were the same people. I guess I was too busy worrying about not being able to view the videos. I did listen to "Emma's" videos. I cracked up watching the people dance in "Just Like a Man." Wow, things have sure changed!

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    2. Hi, Sherry!

      Thank you for returning to check out the videos. I appreciate it, dear friend!

      Yessum, all of these songs/videos are the same artist, Jacqueline Flood, using different names in a valiant but failed attempt to score a hit record.

      Those teenage dancers on Beat Club looked rather wooden and detached, don't you think? Moreover, Jackie ("Emma") reminded me a little of comedienne Phyllis Diller. Are you old enough to remember her? (I need to watch my dated references here :) Anyway, it all added up to a rather strange looking clip, as I'm sure you'll agree.

      Thanks again for coming back, dear friend Sherry!

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    3. Yes, I do remember Phyllis Diller. I'm young, but still old enough to know about her. :)

      Have a wonderful weekend!

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    4. Thank you, Sherry!

      I'm happy to know you remember Phyllis Diller. It was mainly Emma's flamboyant outfit that reminded me of the famous comedienne. :)

      I hope you have a great weekend, too, dear friend!

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    5. I saw Phylis Diller , Rip Torn and Eddy Arnold in a nightclub theatre when I was in junior high . I was with my friend and her parents in San Francisco. Fun night!

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    6. Hi again, Holli!

      Thank you for reading the other comments and replies. That's the mark of a great friend!

      I'm glad you remember Phyllis Diller. I certainly remember Rip Torn and Eddy Arnold. When I was a boy my parents owned a stack of Eddy Arnold records and I played them on our little turntable in the basement. I'll bet you also remember that other Rip - Rip Taylor - from The Gong Show and The $1.98 Beauty Show.

      Thanks for the added poke, dear friend Holli!

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  15. Hello, Shady! So sorry I haven't been by your spot in awhile. There's been a lot going on in my life these days, and I haven't had much time for blogging (thank goodness for scheduled posts!). Since I've got a few free minutes, I wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope all is going well!

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    1. Hi, Ashton!

      It was very nice of you to drop in, dear friend. I know you have your hands full juggling career, marriage and motherhood. I admit that I miss you when you aren't here and I welcome you when you do find time to visit. I hope you found a tune or two to your liking in this tribute to Irish singer Jackie Lee. Thanks again, Ashton, and enjoy the rest of your week!

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  16. Shady,
    How are things going. Sorry I've been away for almost a month. I was hoping to get some more writing done so I took a blogging break. But if hopes were ropes I probably would have hanged myself a long time ago. ;)

    I'm fascinated by your singer today because you are correct, I have never heard of her. And WOW, do I love these songs. "You Too Can Have a Heartache" and your pick to click, "I Gotta Be With You". are my favourites.
    Though I went more mainstream on my current BOTB, I had you in mind with my selection, in that I'm looking to utilize more 60's singles in my battles. Anyway, it's good to be back and I appreciate you introducing me to these great lost (in my case) artists.

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    1. Hi, Jeffrey!

      Welcome back, good buddy! Thank you for taking a look and a listen as I salute Jackie Lee the week of her 80th birthday.

      I don't think any of the readers knew about Jackie before they read the post, but keep in mind that she was unknown to me as well until I discovered her a few years ago when my Brit pop phase began. I'm thrilled to know that you like her voice. Jackie made fine recordings in the mid 60s and at least a few of them shoulda been, coulda been and woulda been hits...if...?

      Thanks again for reporting in, good buddy Jeffrey, and have a great weekend!

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  17. Tom, I think the thing is the 60s had LOTS of excellent singers, so someone like Jacqueline who obviously is very talented kinda got over shadowed by others in the industry. She absolutely blows most female artists today out of the water. Maybe the money the singer made the difference just like it does now. She has real talent, no studio magic needed. You really pull out some interesting, unknown to me artists from the era I was a little girl that someone either slips my mind or I was just never exposed to before now and I really like that I can come here to get a good music education. Thanks for the feature and HAPPY 80TH BIRTHDAY TO JACQUELINE!! :D

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    1. Hi, dear Cathy!

      Thank you very much for coming over and joining the party as we send a Flood of birthday greetings to Jacqueline.

      Yessum, somehow this talented Irish singer wound up a no hit wonder and it's a doggone shame. Through my research year by year I am learning how many great artists there were in the UK during the 60s that most Americans never knew about. Jackie is one of them. I discovered the recordings of Jackie Lee/Emma Rede two or three years ago when I started buying Brit pop CD compilations. If you read the many favorable comments posted under Jackie's songs on YouTube, you will see that she has many fans around the world, some of them brand new fans like me and you.

      Thank you again for your kind visit and comment, dear friend Cathy. Enjoy your weekend!

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  18. Hi, Shady!

    Jackie / Emma had a wonderful voice and the sound of the 50's/60's. Of course I love the "Locomotion " & love to do it , too!

    My song pick this post is "Cause I love him"! Reason , you might ask? Cause I'm (literally) sitting on the beach (Myrtle Beach) as I listen to all these tunes. That one in particular I can just envision , somewhere in time in the 60's, people laying on their beach blanket ( bingo) listening to that tune! LOL!

    Nice post, Shady!
    Hope you are having a sunny day-- like me!��
    Toni Deroche

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    1. Hi, Toni!

      Thank you very much for making time for a visit while you are sunning yourself on the beach. I appreciate it, dear friend!

      I'm delighted that you enjoyed the recordings of Jackie Lee aka Emma Rede. I am especially pleased that you singled out "Cause I Love Him" because not many people have mentioned it so far. It's a cover of a Spectorian classic by U.S. singer Alder Ray and Jackie does a great job on it.

      Once again I thank you for breaking away from your sunning to spend some time in the Shady. Enjoy the rest of your stay in Myrtle Beach, dear friend Toni. I hope you will check back here again soon. Next post is Sunday. Take care!

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  19. happy Birthday to Jackie ,woman of many names. I guess we would never have our list of One hit wonders then. ( although she had a few). Sorry for my absence. I read this post earlier in the week but I wasn't able to comment while at work.

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    1. oh my mouse was acting up and a whole sentence got deleted. I had said that I never understand how some can break thru and make it big while others don't. I guess we wouldn't have the term One Hit Wonders.

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    2. Hi, dear Holli!

      Thank you very much for attending the birthday bash for Jackie Lee, 80 years young this week.

      Yessum, the music business is unpredictable. It's a mystery how a great artist like Jackie could have spent a dozen years releasing records and never achieved a hit until she recorded the theme songs of children's television series. Thanks to YouTube, new generations of music lovers are discovering Jackie's work and giving credit where it is due and that is what I am trying to do by means of this tribute post.

      Thank you again for making time for a visit, dear friend Holli. I wish you and Todd and your dogs a wonderful weekend!

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    1. You too, Sandra!

      Thanks for the double dose of cheer, dear friend!

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