The Jaynettes

Doo Wop   b/w   Girl Doo Wop

Birth name, The Jaynetts 

always klick on pic.s


Ada RayEthel DavisJohnnie Louise RichardsonLezli ValentineMary Sue WellsYvonne Bushnell


Bronx, New York, USA

formed in c. 1956

New York

The Jaynetts, from The Bronx, NY, recorded one of the more discussed recordings of all time, the mystical-sounding "Sally Go Round the Roses," which shot to number two on the pop charts in 1963.  The Jaynetts were a female R&B group from the Bronx. Formed by producer/composer J & S Records label owner Zelma "Zell" Sanders, the Jaynetts were really more a studio concoction than a group. In fact, the three women in the usual Jaynetts publicity photo may not even be the Jaynetts that recorded the song. There were at least five female vocalists on the date the song was recorded-- Johnnie Louise Richardson, Ethel Davis, Mary SueWells, Yvonne Bushnell, and Ada Ray.    … Read full text (+ lyrics) here >>> Jaynettes 

Original releases LUTE L-6225 (US) 1962   b/w   TUFF 369 (US) 1963

This release, re-issue on COLLECTABLES C 3113  [1970s / 80’s ?]

The Uptones - No more   b/w   The Jaynettes - Sally go 'round the roses

The Jaynettes - Sally go 'round the roses - 1963

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