Chanteur Rhythm 'n' Blues US né Obediah Donnell Jessie, le 28 Décembre 1936 à Lincoln Manor, Dallas (Texas). Young Jessie a enregistré  pour Modern (54-57), Atco (57), Atlantic (58), Capitol (59), Mercury (61-63), Vanessa (63) et Bit Records (64).

The Los Angeles R&B Vocals group scene of the 1950s was a fairly incestuous one -- members flitted from one aggregation to the next, often sporting several connections at the time. Young Jessie was a member of the Flairs, Hunters, and Coasters, as well as scoring a solo West Coast hit with his 1955 rocker "Mary Lou."
Obediah Jessie was a Los Angeles high-school classmate of Richard "Louie Louie" Berry. The two put together the Flairs and debuted on the Bihari Brothers' Flair label in 1953 with "She Wants to Rock." the Flairs recorded steadily for the firm, but solo status awaited Jessie, who cut a cover of Big Mama Thornton's Leiber/Stoller-penned "I Smell a Rat" for Modern (the Biharis' flagship logo) in 1954. "Mary Lou," arranged by saxist Maxwell Davis, emerged the next year; its unusual minor-key arrangement must have appealed to rockabilly wildman Ronnie Hawkins, who hit the pop lists with it in 1959 for Roulette.
Platters manager Buck Ram took over Jessie's career in time to pen his torrid 1956 rocker "Hit, Git & Split" under the sobriquet of Lynn Paul. Both that cut and its follow-up, "Oochie Coochie," stemmed from a New York date that backed Jessie with Mickey Baker on guitar and saxman Sam "The Man" Taylor.
Jessie reverted to his Vocals-group roots in 1957, joining the Coasters to sing harmonies on their smashes "Searchin'" and "Young Blood" for Atco. The same firm issued a solo Jessie 45, "Shuffle in the Gravel," before moving him to Atlantic for "Margie."
Later singles for Capitol and Mercury did little to rekindle Jessie's career, though the Mercury 45s sported some impressive credits. "Be-Bop Country Boy" was produced by ex-Little Richard/Sam Cooke cohort Bumps Blackwell, while a remade "Mary Lou" found Jessie collaborating with a trio of Phil Spector associates: Jack Nitzsche arranged, and Lester Sill and Steve Douglas co-produced.

Talents : Vocals

Style musical : Doo Wop, Rhythm 'n' Blues

I Smell A Rat (1954)

Don't Think I Will (1955)

Do You Love Me (1955)

Hit, Git And Split (1956)

Oochie Coochie (1956)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1954 78 t. MODERN 921 (US) I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert
1954 SP MODERN 45-921 (US) I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert
06/1955 78 t. MODERN 961 (US) Mary Lou / Don't Think I Will
06/1955 SP MODERN 45-961 (US) Mary Lou / Don't Think I Will
1955 78 t. MODERN 973 (US) Nothing Seems Right / Do You Love Me
1955 SP MODERN 45-973 (US) Nothing Seems Right / Do You Love Me
10/1956 78 t. MODERN 1002 (US) Hit, Git And Split / Don't Happen No More
10/1956 SP MODERN 45-1002 (US) Hit, Git And Split / Don't Happen No More
12/1956 78 t. MODERN 1010 (US) Oochie Coochie / Here Comes Henry
12/1956 SP MODERN 45-1010 (US) Oochie Coochie / Here Comes Henry
1957 78 t. & SP ATCO 6101 (US) Shuffle In The Gravel / Make Believe
10/1958 78 t. ATLANTIC 2003 (US) Margie / That's Enough For Me
10/1958 SP ATLANTIC 45-2003 (US) Margie / That's Enough For Me
1959 SP CAPITOL 4319 (US) Lula Belle / The Wrong Door
1961 SP MERCURY 71895 (US) Teacher, Gimmie Back / My Country Cousin
1962 SP MERCURY 71985 (US) Be-Bop Country Boy / Big Chief
03/1963 SP MERCURY 72104 (US) I'm A Lovin' Man / Too Fine For Cryin'
1963 SP MERCURY 72146 (US) Mary Lou / You Were Meant For Me
1963 SP VANESSA 101 (US) That's Enough For Me / Brown Eyes
1964 SP BIT B-7464 (US) Young Jessie's Bossanova, pt. 1 / Young Jessie's Bossanova, pt. 2
1967 SP White Cliffs 268 (US) Funky, Funky Football Pt. 1 / Funky, Funky Football Pt. 2








Albums

1963 LP 12" CROWN CLP-5354 (US) CHUCK JACKSON & YOUNG JESSIE - Hula Hula / Come On And Love Me / This Is It / Mary Lou / Don't Think I Will / My Pride / Ooh Baby / Do You Love Me / Well Baby / No Thing Seems Right
1982 LP 12" ACE CH 58 (UK) HIT, GIT AND SPLIT - Hit, Git And Split / Don't Happen No More / Don't Think I Will / Do You Love Me / Down At Hayden's / Nothing Seems Right / Mary Lou / I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert / Oochie Coochie / Here Comes Henry / Hot Dog / Well Baby / Rabbit On A Log
1986 LP 12" MR. R&B R&B-1004 (SWE) SHUFFLE IN THE GRAVEL - Shuffle In The Gravel / Margie/That's Enough For Me / My Country Cousin / Make Believe / The Wrong Door / I'm A Lovin' man / Teacher Gimmie Back / Big Chief / Too Fine For Cryin' / Be-Bop Country Boy / Brown Eyes / Lulu Belle / Make Me Feel A Little Good / Young Jessie Bossa Nova Pt.1 / Young Jessie Bossa Nova Pt.2
1987 LP 12" ACE CHD 225 (UK) SHUFFLIN' AND SLIDIN' - Pretty Soon / Oochie Coochie / It Don't Happen No More (alt) / Hit, Git And Split (alt) / Mary Lou (alt) / Don't Think I Will (alt) / Why Do I Love You? (The FLAIRS) / Hot Dog / Lonesome Desert / Do You Love Me / Here Comes Henry / Well Baby / Nothing Seems Right (alt) / Hit, Git And Split
01/1996 CD ACE CDCHD 607 (UK) I'm Gone - Mary Lou / Lonesome Desert / Rabbit On A Log (The Hunters) / Don't Think I Will / Well Baby / Nothing Seems Right / Down at Hayden's (The Hunters) / I Smell A Rat / Why Do I Love You (The FLAIRS) / Pretty Soon / Oochie Coochie / Don't Happen No More / Hit, Git And Split / Here Comes Henry  / Hot Dog / Do You Love Me / Well Baby / Pretty Soon / Do You Love Me / This Is Young Jessie (Spoken Word) / Hit, Git And Split / I Hear You Knockin' / Maybellene
06/2014 CD Jazzman ‎JMANLP 068 (UK) Don't Happen No More - I Smell A Rat / Lonesome Desert / Oochie Coochie / Don't Happen No More / Mary Lou (Modern) / Lula Belle / Hit, Git And Split / Big Chief (King Of Love) / The Wrong Door / Teacher Gimmie Back / Brown Eyes (Come On Home) / You Were Meant To Me / Make Me Feel A Little Good / Mary Lou (Mercury)

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