The Charmaines (Cincinnati, Ohio)
(The early Years)
Marian "Gigi" Jackson
1961 - If you were mine / Rockin' Old Man (Fraternity 873)
1961 - What kind of girl (Do you hink i am) / All you gotta do (Fraternity 880)
1961 - Only Love (Fraternity) (Unreleased)
1962 - Where is the boy tonight / On the wagon (Dot 16351)
1963 - G. I. Joe / Don't Take Away Your Love (Fraternity 909)
1963 - Goodbye Baby Goodbye / Midnight (Dave Rockingham Trio) (Fraternity 917)
1964 - I Idolize You / Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Fraternity 921)
Lonnie Mack bb The Charmaines
1963 - Baby, What's Wrong (Fraternity 918)
1964 - Say Something Nice To Me (Fraternity 920)
Gigi and the Charmaines’ brief and only Billboard chart appearance at #117 in 1961 doesn’t reflect the trio’s great solo work on six different labels, nor does it take into account their work backing Lonnie Mack or their singing behind artists that included Little Willie John, James Brown, Bobby Freeman, Conway Twitty, Gary U.S. Bonds and Hawkshaw Hawkins at the King Records’ studio.
These acheivements made them Cincinnati’s top girl group. They won a recording contract with Fraternity Records on a local televised talent show. The group’s debut 1960 Fraternity 45 "Rockin’ Old Man" backed with "If You Were Mine", for which Gigi wrote the lyrics. More 45s, including What Kind Of Girl (Do You Think I Am), which topped a rival version from Erma Franklin in the summer of 1961, followed and they worked on local dance party shows .
The mystery of how one 45 was released on Hollywood-based Dot label is explained and also the story of how the girls moved to and recorded in Canada.
Only Love Where is the boy tonight On the wagon
All you gotta do What Kind Of Girl If You Were Mine
Rockin' Old Man I Idolize You Rockin' Pneumonia ...
Lonnie Mack & The Charmaines Carl Edmondson (bb The Charmaines)
Say Something Nice To Me Baby Please Don't Go
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