Groupe Doo Wop féminin US originaire de New York (New York), fondé en 1955. Les Bobbettes sont composées de Emma Pought, Janie Pought, Laura Webb, Helen Gathers et Heather Dixon. Elles ont débuté en 1957 et ont enregistré pour Atlantic, Galliant, Triple X, End, Gone, King, Jubilee, Diamond, RCA et Mayhew Records. Les Bobbettes se sont séparées en 1974.

The Bobbettes were among the first successful girl groups of the rock era; in a field dominated by male artists, their 1957 hit "Mr. Lee" not only cracked the pop Top Ten, but also hit number one on the R&B charts. Originally dubbed the Harlem Queens, the group teamed sisters Emma and Jannie Pought with Laura Webb, Helen Gathers, and Reather Dixon; first meeting in 1955 while singing in the glee club at Harlem's P.S. 109, soon the girls were appearing at the Apollo Theater's legendary amateur nights, and through manager James Dailey, they landed a contract with Atlantic. Inspired by one of their school teachers, the Bobbettes' debut "Mr. Lee" appeared in mid-1957 and was also their biggest hit; four Atlantic follow-ups failed to chart, and after issuing the ballad "You Are My Sweetheart" in 1959, the group left the label for the Triple-X imprint. There, "I Shot Mr. Lee" — a song recorded for but rejected by Atlantic — began to climb the charts, forcing Atlantic to release their own version and effectively killing the single's momentum; although the subsequent "Have Mercy Baby" and "Dance with Me Georgie" both emerged as minor hits, in 1960 the Bobbettes moved to End Records, cutting the standard "Teach Me Tonight." 1962's "I Don't Like It Like That," an answer song to the Chris Kenner hit "I Like It Like That," was the group's last chart entry, although they continued recording for a series of labels — most notably Diamond and Mayhew — through 1974, touring oldies circuits in years to follow.

http://www.history-of-rock.com/bobbettes.htm

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues

http://youtu.be/aCoNtro4BKo

MR. LEE (1957)

ZOOMY (1958)

I SHOT MR. LEE (1960) (Triple X)

MY DEAREST (1962)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & Maxi

06/1957 SP ATLANTIC 1144 (US) . Mr. Lee / Look At The Stars
10/1957 SP ATLANTIC 1159 (US) . Speedy / Come-A, Come-A
04/1958 SP ATLANTIC 1181 (US) . Zoomy / Rock And Ree Ah Zole
07/1958 SP ATLANTIC 1194 (US) . The Dream / Um Bow Bow
05/1959 SP ATLANTIC 2027 (US) . Don't Say Goodnight / You Are My Sweetheart
05/1960 SP ATLANTIC 2069 (US) . I Shot Mr. Lee / Untrue Love
05/1960 SP TRIPLE X 104 (US) . I Shot Mr. Lee / Billy
1960 SP TRIPLE X 106 (US) . Dance With Me Georgie / Have Mercy Baby
1960 SP GALLIANT 1006 (US) . Oh My Papa / I Cried
1961 SP KING 5490 (US) . Oh Mein Papa / Dance With Me Georgie
1961 SP KING 5551 (US) . Looking For A Lover / Are You Satisfied
1961 SP END 1093 (US) . Teach Me Tonight / Mr Johnny Q
1961 SP END 1095 (US) . I Don't Like It Like That (Part. I) / I Don't Like It Like That (Part. II)
1961 SP GONE 5112 (US) . Mr Johnny Q / I Don't Lke It That
1962 SP JUBILEE 5427 (US) . Over There / Loneliness
1962 SP JUBILEE 5442 (US) . Broken Heart / Mama Papa
1962 SP DIAMOND 133 (US) . Teddy / Row, Row, Row
1962 SP KING 5623 (US) . My Dearest / I'm Stepping Out Tonight
07/1963 SP DIAMOND 142 (US) . Close Your Eyes / Somebidy Bad Stole Wedding Bell
1964 SP DIAMOND 156 (US) . My Mama Said / Sandman
1964 SP DIAMOND 166 (US) . In Paradise / I Am Climbing A Mountain
1965 SP DIAMOND 181 (US) . I'm Climbing A Mountain / You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
1965 SP DIAMOND 189 (US) . Teddy / Love Is Blind
05/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8832 (US) . Having Fun / I've Gotta Lace The World
10/1966 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8983 (US) . It's All Over / Happy Go Lucky Me
1971 SP MAYHEW 712297/98 (US) . Bad Thing To Know / In Your Mind
1972 SP MAYHEW 712237 (US) . Tighten Up Your Own Home / Looking For A New Love
1972 SP MAYHEW S-37 (US) . Tighten Up Your Own Home / Let Your Love Flow 
1972 SP MAYHEW1060 (US) . Happy Go Lucky Me / Leave My Business Alone
01/1974 SP MAYHEW 712861/2 (US) . Good Man / I Won't Work Out
1981 MAXI ATLANTIC DMD-283 (promo) (US) Love Rhythm (long version) / Love Rhythm (short version)
1981 MAXI RADIO 4816 (US) Love Rhythm / You Aint Really Down 
1981 MAXI QIT BC-652 (US) Love Rhythm / Love Theme 
1981 SP QIT BC-652/CBL 130 (US) . Love Rhythm / I'll Keep Coming Back
1985 MAXI 33 t. SUNNYVIEW SUN 430 (US) (US) Oh Boy / Oh Boy (instr.)

Albums

1989 CD REVIVAL 3011 (UK) MR. LEE & OTHER BIG HITS - Mr. Lee / Look At The Stars / Zoomy / Rock And Ree-A-Zole / Dance With Me Georgie / Have Mercy Mercy Baby / I Cried / Oh Mein Papa / Speedy / Come-A Come-A / I Shot Mr. Lee / Untrue Lover / Mr. Johnny Q / Over There / Lonelines / Mama Papa
1989 LP 12" OFFICIAL 6055 (DK) MR. LEE - Mr. Lee / Come-A, Come-A / Speedy / Look At The Stars / Um Bow Bow / The Dream / Rock And Ree-Ah-Zole (The Teen-Age Talk) / Zoomy / Don't Say Goodnight / You're My Sweetheart / I Shot Mr. Lee (1) / Untrue Love / I Shot Mr. Lee (2) / Billy / Dance With Me Georgie / Have Mercy Baby
1998 CD TITANIC TRC 1008 (US) THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION - MR. LEE AND OTHERS - Are You Satisfied / Billy / Close Your Eyes / Come- A Come- A / Dance With Me Georgie / Don't Say Goodnight / Have Mercy Baby / I Cried / I Don't Like It That Way (Part 1) / I Don't Like It That Way (Part 2) / I Shot Mr. Lee (Triple-X version) / I Shot Mr. Lee (Atlantic - Stereo version) / I'm Climbing A Mountain / In Paradise / Look At The Stars / Looking For A Lover / Mama, Papa / Mister Johnny Q / Mr. Lee / My Dearest / My Mama Said / Oh My Papa / Rock & Ree Ah Zole / Row, Row, Row / Sandman / Somebody Bad Stole The Wedding Bell / Speedy / Teach Me Tonight / Teddy / The Dream / Um Bow Wow / Untrue Love / You Are My Sweetheart / Zoomy

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