Jay And The Americans were the original “oldies” act. Organized at the transition of the 1950s into the 1960s, the group sounded like a throwback to that earlier decade, at a time when harmony vocal groups (at least those without some guitar wattage accompanying) them were already becoming old hat.

They seemed out of place for most of the 1960s with their short hair, neat clothes, and dedication to schmaltzy pop, but by the end of the decade were perfectly positioned for the so-called rock & roll revival.

Their initial line-up consisted of John “Jay” Traynor, Howard Kane, Kenny Vance and Sandy Deanne, though their greatest success on the charts came after Traynor had been replaced as lead singer by Jay Black.  The group split in 1973.

Backing Tracks – Cara Mia  …  Come A Little Bit Closer  …  Let’s Lock The Door (And Throw Away The Key)  … Only In America  …  Some Enchanted Evening  …  Sunday And Me  …  This Magic Moment  …  Walkin’ In The Rain

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