L to R : Buddy Glass, Jessie James, Melvin Holmes, Charles Fuller & Calvin Talley
Jessie James & The Royal Aces (Vallejo, CA.)
James Herbert McClelland "Jessie James" (Lead)
1961 - Cha Cha Minnie / I Will Go (Shirley 103)
School group from Vallejo, CA. composed by Vocalists Jessie James (Lead), Buddy Glass, Melvin Holmes, Charles Fuller & Calvin Talley. The Royal Aces also consisted of five musician; Dick Ellis John Turk, Harvey Toney, Tarnage Horn and Sylvester Stewart Known later as "Sly Stone" was the guitar player in this group. In June 1961, the group recorded "Cha Cha Minnie" and "I Will Go" released in July by Shirley Records. Shirley Record is based in Fremont, Calif. owned by Ron Badger and gained distribution from Atlantic Records. After this record, Sly Stone will join the Viscaynes.
Musicians: L to R : Dick Ellis John Turk, Harvey Toney, Tarnage Horn Sylvester Stewart
Born in 1943 in El Dorado, Arizona, James Herbert McClelland recorded three more singles for Shirley and and one for Hit Records (several with guitar work from Sly Stone), then made the big time when he switched to 20th Century Fox Records. "Believe In Me Baby, Pt. 1" was a modest pop and R&B hit during 1967. His biggest hit, 1970's "Don't Nobody Want to Get Married, Pt. 2," reached the R&B Top 20 for the Zea Records, and he continued recording during the '70s and '80s for T.T.E.D. Records and Gunsmoke. The latter was the label for full-lengths like 1988's "I Can Do Bad by Myself" and 1993's "Operator Please Put Me Through".
(updated by Hans-Joachim)
I Will Go Cha Cha Minnie