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She Cried - The Early Years

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She Cried - The Early Years
She Cried - The Early Years


This compilation features Jay & The Americans' first six singles and the 'She Cried' LP, this being the first time that their debut album has ever appeared on CD in stereo. With their neatly groomed, short-haired, clean-cut image and Doo Wop-influenced vocals, Jay & The Americans always evinced something of a retro vibe. Drawing equally from pop, R&B and Latin, they developed an entirely unique sound and style, and were one of the few US acts not only to survive, but flourish, following the 1964 British Invasion. On 'She Cried - The Early Years' also included, as bonus tracks, are an early J&A group demo, plus singles by The Mystics, The Harbor Lites, The Two Chaps and The Empires, recorded by various group members before either forming or joining Jay & The Americans. They even managed to regroup successfully after losing their original lead singer, Jay Traynor, and with a new 'Jay' in place they went on to enjoy a long, hit-filled career. Their second 45, "She Cried", was a US Top 5 hit in 1962, selling over a million copies, and they also registered the same year with "Tonight", "This is It" and "Only in America".


  1. Name
  2. Wisdom Of A Fool (Demo)
  3. Tonight
  4. The Other Girls
  5. She Cried
  6. Dawning
  7. This Is It (For Me)
  8. Its My Turn To Cry
  9. Yes
  10. Tomorrow
  11. Whats The Use
  12. Strangers Tomorrow
  13. Only In America
  14. Drums
  15. Kansas City
  16. My Clair De Lune
  17. Save The Last Dance For Me
  18. Stand By Me
  19. Moon River
  20. Spanish Harlem
  21. She Cried (Italian Language Version)
  22. The Mystics The White Cliffs Of Dover
  23. The Mystics Blue Star
  24. The Harbor Lites Is That Too Much To Ask
  25. The Harbor Lites What Would I Do Without You
  26. The Two?Chaps Forgive Me
  27. The Two?Chaps No More
  28. The Empires Time And Place
  29. The Empires Punch Your Nose
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