They never really ever broke up, working occasional gigs throughout the ensuing decades and often performing in a routine based on their LP with the Paragons. The group continued to perform well into the decade and were still going strong at the beginning of Along with the aforementioned Paragons , the Vanguards, Diablos, and the Five Keys , this group's wonderful recordings reveal perhaps the best use of falsetto leads artificially produced tones in an upper register beyond the normal range especially of a tenor of the doo wop era.
Boppin the Blues. The Jesters. The Wind. Doo Wop. On July 15th, the single had built up enough steam to jump onto the lowest position of Billboard's national pop chart for a single week, landing at number Their next single was a classic rhythm ballad that is often considered the epitome of mid-'50s New York doo wop: "Please Let Me Love You.
By that time, the Jesters had begun touring the chitlin circuit. Their third single for Winley was a solid remake of the Chantels' ballad "The Plea," which climbed up the charts to number 74 pop in March Incidentally, the arranger for all of these recordings was former Pearls and Valentines' vocalist David Clowney. He became more well-known some 14 months later under the name Dave "Baby" Cortez when he struck instrumental gold with his own number one hit, "Happy Organ," in Skip to main content.
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LP 12" album, 33 rpm. Jesters Format: Vinyl. He became more well-known some 14 months later under the name Dave "Baby" Cortez when he struck instrumental gold with his own number one hit, "Happy Organ," in In June , the Jesters dropped their fourth and final single for Winley with the original lineup, this one another two-sided classic, "Now That You're Gone," but by then, the group was splintering: McKay and Grant left and Vincent had been drafted. In the meantime, Paul Winley noticed his release schedule of label issues seemed to always have a Paragons single followed by a Jesters single.
This, along with the increasing popularity of "battle of the groups" shows and street corner sing-offs, gave him the idea for the classic album featuring two of his vocal groups dueling it out. It sold very well on the East Coast. By May , this new Jesters quartet had its first single, a revision of the Diablos ' classic "The Wind. Like the original version, this one featured the group chanting the words "blow wind" in harmony behind Adam Jackson 's ethereal tenor lead and smooth-as-silk talking bridge.The Jesters were a doo-wop group based in New York City who achieved success in the late s. They were students at Cooper Junior High School in Harlem who graduated from singing under an elevated train station near th Street to the amateur night contest at the Apollo Theater, where Paul Winley discovered them and signed them to his Winley Records.