Groupe US de Doo Wop originaire de Jersey City (New Jersey). Les Jelly Beans se composaient de Diane Taylor, Elyse Herbert, Maxime Herbert, Alma Brewer et de leur Charlie Thomas. Ils ont enregistré au milieu des années soixante pour Red Bird Records, le label de Jerry Leiber et Mike Stoller.

The Jelly Beans were a mixed voice quintet (later a quartet) comprised of one man (Charles Thomas) and four women (Alma Brewer, Diane Taylor, Elyse Herbert, Maxine Herbert) who got together while attending high school in Jersey City, NJ. That was where their manager discovered them in 1963, and he brought them to the attention of songwriters Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, who were starting up a record label, Red Bird, in association with End/Gone Records founder George Goldner.
The group was put into the hands of songwriters Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich, then near the peak of their output together, who gave them "I Wanna Love Him So Bad." The third single issued by Red Bird, it reached number ten on the Billboard charts. The Jelly Beans' second single, "Baby Be Mine," didn't reach the Top 50, however, and although The Jelly Beans left behind enough songs for an album, none was forthcoming. By 1964, Red Bird had bigger acts to worry about, including The Shangri-Las and The Dixie Cups, and the group was gone from the label by the end of that year. A final single release on Eskee failed to chart, and The Jelly Beans had broken up by 1965.

Style musical : Doo Wop, Girl Groups, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Pop Rock

I Wanna Love Him So Bad (1964)

So Long (1964)

The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget

Baby Be Mine (1964)

You Don't Mean Me No Good (1965)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1964 SP RED BIRD RB 10 003 (US) .

I Wanna Love Him So Bad / So Long

1964 SP RED BIRD RBV. 35003 (F) . I Wanna Love Him So Bad / So Long
1964 SP RED BIRD LS-2 (SW) I Wanna Love Him So Bad / So Long
09/1964 SP RED BIRD RB 10 011 (US) .

The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget / Baby Be Mine

1964 EP RED BIRD RVEP 28002 (F) DIXIE CUPS : People Say / Girls Can Tell / JELLY BEANS : I Wanna Love Him So Bad / So Long
1964 EP VOGUE / RED BIRD RVEB 28005 (F) Baby Be Mine / The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget / + THE SHANGRI-LAS
11/1965 SP ESKEE 10.001 (US) .

I'm Hip To You / You Don't Mean Me No Good

11/1965 SP Cross Tone Eskee Productions ESKEE 1001 (US) . You Don't Mean Me No Good / You Don't Mean Me No Good
1975 SP Pye 45.PY.12 176 (F) I'm Hip To You / You Don't Mean Me No Good
1977 SP SSS International Golden Treasure Series GTS-435 (US) . Baby Be Mine / I Wanna Love Him So Bad
19?? SP COLLECTABLES C 1374 (US) . I Wanna Love Him So Bad / So Long



Unissued Tracks

1964 RED BIRD unissued

Chapel Of Love

1964 RED BIRD unissued

Here She Comes

1964 RED BIRD unissued

Ain't Love A Funny Thing

1964 RED BIRD unissued

Whisper Sweet Things

1964 RED BIRD unissued

Goodnight Baby

1964 RED BIRD unissued

Do Wah Diddy

Album

08/1996 CD COLLECTABLES 5740 (US) The Jelly Beans and Friends - I Wanna Love Him So Bad / So Long / The Kind of Boy You Can't Forget / Baby Be Mine / Chapel Of Love / Do Wah Diddy Diddy / Here She Comes / Ain't Love A Funny Thing / Whisper Sweet Things / Goodnight Baby / I Wonder (Jelly Beans feat: Butterflies) / Go Now (Jelly Beans feat: Bessie Banks) / I Can't Let Go (Jelly Beans feat: Evie Sands) / He Ain't No Angel (Jelly Beans feat: The Ad Libs) / Rebel Without A Cause (Jelly Beans feat: The Bunnies) / Stop The Wedding (Jelly Beans feat: The Charmettes) / Goodnight Baby (Jelly Beans feat: Butterflies) / The Boy From New York City (Jelly Beans feat: The Ad Libs)

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