The Cookies

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The Cookies

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The Cookies
The Cookies 1962.jpg

The Cookies in 1962
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Genres R&B
Pop
Soul
Years active 1953–1958;
1962–1967
Labels Lamp/Aladdin Records
Atlantic Records
Dimension Records
Associated acts The Raelettes
Ray Charles
Past members Darlene McCrea
Margie Hendricks
Earl-Jean McCrea
Dorothy Jones
Beulah Robertson
Margaret Ross

The Cookies were an American R&B girl group in the 1950s to 1960s. Members of the original lineup would later become the Raelettes, the backing vocalists for Ray Charles.

History[edit]

Formed in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, the Cookies’ membership originally consisted of Dorothy Jones, Darlene McCrea and Dorothy’s cousin, Beulah Robertson. Robertson was replaced in 1956 by Margie Hendricks (Hendrix). The group was introduced to Ray Charles through their session work for Atlantic Records. After backing him and other Atlantic Records artists, McCrea and Hendricks helped form the Raelettes in 1958. (Pat Lyles was a Raelette, but never a Cookie.)

Second lineup[edit]

In 1961, a new version of the Cookies emerged in New York, with Dorothy Jones joining newcomers Earl-Jean McCrea (Darlene’s younger sister) and another of Dorothy’s cousins, Margaret Ross. Jones also recorded one solo recording for Columbia in 1961. This trio had the greatest success as the Cookies: under their own name; as backing vocals for other artists, including Neil Sedaka’s hit songs “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do“, “The Dreamer” and “Bad Girl”; and recording demos for Aldon Music, under the direction of Carole King and Gerry Goffin.[1] They provided the backup vocals for the Little Eva hit song, “The Loco-Motion“,[1] as well as her follow-up hit “Let’s Turkey Trot“, both from 1962; and for Mel Tormé‘s hit version of “Comin’ Home Baby“.[2] They scored their biggest hit in 1963 with the song “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)“, which reached #3 on the Billboard R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Pop chart.

A 1962 hit, “Chains“, was later recorded by the Beatles. Earl-Jean McCrea left the group in 1965 after two solo singles, which included the first recording of the Goffin/King song, “I’m Into Something Good“.

The Cookies also released several recordings under pseudonyms, mostly with Margaret Ross on lead. Their alter egos on recordings were the Palisades (Chairman), the Stepping Stones (Philips), the Cinderellas (Dimension) and the Honey Bees (Fontana 1939 only).[1]

In April 1967 they released their last record, produced by the Tokens. Darlene McCrea returned to replace her sister for this recording.

Dorothy Jones died on Christmas Day 2010, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, in Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 76.[1]

Margaret Ross, now Margaret Williams, tours today as the Cookies with new back-up singers. She also performs with Barbara Harris and the Toys occasionally.

Darlene McCrea died February 4, 2013.

Members[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Dorothy Jones – 1954-1958, 1961-1967
  • “Ethel” Darlene McCrea – 1954-1958, 1964-1967
  • Beulah Robertson – 1954-1956
  • Margie Hendricks – 1956-1958
  • Earl-Jean McCrea – 1961-1964
  • Margaret Ross – 1961-1967

Dorothy, Beulah and Margaret were first cousins. Their respective mothers were sisters.

Discography[edit]

  • “In Paradise” b/w “Passing Time” (Atlantic 45-2079) 1960
  • Chainsb/w “Stranger in my Arms” (Dimension 1002) (#17 U.S. Pop, 1962, UK #50, 1963)[3]
  • Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)” b/w “Softly in the Night” (Dimension 1008) (#3 U.S R&B, #7 U.S. Pop, 1963)
  • “Will Power” b/w “I Want a Boy for my Birthday” (Dimension 1012) 1963
  • “Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys” b/w “Only To Other People” (Dimension 1020) (#33 U.S. R&B, #33 U.S. Pop, 1963)
  • “I Never Dreamed” b/w “The Old Crowd” (Dimension 1032) 1964
  • The Cookies  Singles Discography
    The Cookies

    A: Don’t Let Go
    B: All Night Mambo

    Lamp [50s] USA 45-8008 Nov 1954
    The Cookies

    A: Precious Love
    B: Later Later

    Atlantic USA 45-1061 Apr 1955
    The Cookies

    A: In Paradise
    B: Passing Time

    Atlantic USA 45-1084 Feb 1956 7″
    The Cookies

    A: Down By The River
    B: My Lover

    Atlantic USA 45-1110 Aug 1956 7″
    The Cookies

    A: Hippy-Dippy-Daddy
    B: King Of Hearts

    Josie USA 45-822 Aug 1957
    The Cookies

    A: In Paradise
    B: Passing Time

    Atlantic USA 45-2079 Oct 1960
    The Cookies

    A: Chains
    B: Stranger In My Arms

    Dimension USA 1002 Oct 1962
    The Cookies

    A: Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)
    B: Softly In The Night

    Dimension USA 1008 Feb 1963
    The Cookies

    A: Will Power
    B: I Want A Boy For My Birthday

    Dimension USA 1012 Jun 1963
    The Cookies

    A: Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys
    B: Only To Other People

    Dimension USA D-1020 Nov 1963
    The Cookies

    A: I Never Dreamed
    B: The Old Crowd

    Dimension USA D-1032 Jun 1964
    The Cookies

    A: Wounded
    B: All My Trials

    Warner Bros. USA 7025 May 1967
    The Cookies

    A: Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)
    B: Softly In The Night

    Goldies 45 USA D-2678 1974
    The Cookies

    A: Chains
    B: Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby)

    Eric USA 152 1976 7″
    The Cookies

    A: Chains
    B: Will Power

    Collectables USA COL 0302 7″
    The Cookies

    A: Chains
    B: Stranger In My Arms

    Goldies 45 USA D-2679 7″
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Marcie and The Cookies

Marcie and The Cookies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marcie & The Cookies were an Australian musical ensemble, made up of Marcie Jones and the three Cook sisters. The all girl, vocal only group, were a rarity in Australia’s “mod” music scene of the 1960s, dominated as it was by all male rock bands and solo artists.

Personnel[edit]

  • Marcie Jones (vocals)
  • Beverley Cook (vocals)
  • Margaret Cook (vocals)
  • Wendy Cook (vocals)

History[edit]

Marcie Jones started as a teenager with The Thunderbirds at Canterbury Ballroom and Preston Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia, in the early ’60s. She then went on to perform with Normie Rowe‘s band The Playboys and appeared on the “Go-Show”. She issued five singles from 1965 to 1967 on the Sunshine label with some minor chart success.

In 1967, on the suggestion of Normie Rowe, she teamed up with the Cook sisters (who were already performing as “The Cookies” ) in Brisbane. Marcie & The Cookies were in the mould of such U.S acts as The Supremes and The Crystals. In early 1968 they came to the attention of “The Twilights” and “The Groove’s” Manager Garry Spry, who was so impressed by them he became their manager. Spry got them a recording contract with E.M.I. and put them with his all powerful entertainment agency A.M.B.O. Within 12 months they had become widely known for Marcie’s powerful voice and the Cookies superb vocal harmonies and their synchronised stage movements as a result of their appearances on national TV shows, particularly on the pop music ‘The Go!! Show‘. They toured Australia as support act for overseas artists such as The Monkees on their Australian December 1968 tour. That same year Marcie & The Cookies were presented the “Best Female Act for 1968” award by national pop magazine Go-Set and were awarded the “Critics Award” for the top Australian vocal act.

As a group they released only two Columbia singles, however both these singles had regional success mainly in Melbourne & Brisbane. They were in demand for session work such as on the Tony Worsley & The Blue Jays track, Something’s Got A Hold on Me. Particularly they should be recognised for their contribution along with musicians: Brian Cadd, piano; Don Mudie, bass and electric guitar solo; Richard Wright – drums (all three from The Groop); Roger Hicks (of Zoot), acoustic guitar intro/rhythm guitar; and The Chiffons’ Judy Condon, Maureen Elkner, Pauline Brady on the recording of Russell Morris‘s ground breaking psychedelic single “The Real Thing” in early 1969.

During 1969 they toured South East Asia for three months performing in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok and the Philippines. The tour included performances to Vietnam war servicemen at American bases. They then performed around Europe and the U.K for two years and were support act and back-up vocalists for Cliff Richard during that time on his UK tours.

After more than two years overseas Marcie decided to return home to Australia, leaving the Cook sisters to continue on as Cliff’s backing singers and joining lead singer Peter Williams (formerly of The Groove) in a new group called Spirit of Progress who recorded a couple of singles on the Decca label and was the support act also for Cliff Richard on tour, as well as performing on the UK Cabaret circuit.

On returning to Australia, Marcie Jones then resumed her solo career with a new manager and record label, Atlantic. She released an album and five singles between 1973 and 1976, the second of which, “Gonna Get Married”, was her best chart success in 1974.

The single “Baby I Need Your Loving” from 1975 was produced by Del Shannon.

Marcie has continued to perform both solo and with The Cookies (under the name of Marcie Jones and The Cookies), in stage shows, clubs, concerts and tours supporting major overseas artists until the present day. In their 40-year career they have toured with The Monkees, Gene Pitney, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, Del Shannon, Ray Stevens and other performers. They perform a mixture of sixties and soul, ballads and rock.

More recently Marcie has embraced the country genre putting out a country CD in 1999.

In mid-2008, Marcie became a presenter on 100.7 Highlands FM, a community radio station based in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Australia, where she co-hosts a weekly show entitled “Blonde and Blonder”.

In December 2008, Network Creative Services published the 400-page Marcie Jones autobiography ‘Runs in the Blood’ (ISBN 978-0-9580162-9-2). The book deals with Marcie’s entertainment career, the Australian franchise of Koala Blue, the break-up with Australian ‘King of Pop’ Normie Rowe, arriving at hospital to give birth with Gerry Marsden (of Merseybeat fame), having her second child born premature, and performing for the Pope! Marcie Jones is an unsung Australian music legend. Her story will give you an intimate insight into the psyche of a true survivor.

Discography[edit]

Marcie and The Cookies[edit]

Singles

  • “All Or Nothing” / “I Would If I Could” – 1968 (#2 Brisbane, No. 28 Melbourne)
  • “White Christmas” / “You on My Mind” – 1968 (#23 Brisbane0

Marcie Jones[edit]

Singles

  • “Quiet” / “I Wanna Know” – 1965 (#29 Melbourne)
  • “Imagine” / “When A Girl Falls in Love” – 1965
  • “Danny Boy” / “That Hurts” – 1966
  • “That’s The Way It Is” / “Big Lovers Come in Small Packages” – 1967 {#34 Brisbane}
  • “You Can’t Bypass Love” / “He’s Gonna Be Fine Fine Fine” – 1967
  • “Armed And Extremely Dangerous” / “Over The Rainbow” – 1973 (#17 Brisbane, No. 22 Adelaide}
  • “Gonna Get Married” / “I Found My Freedom” – 1974 (#10 Melbourne, No. 3 Adelaide)
  • “I Only Have Eyes For You” / “Gonna Make It” – 1974 (#11 Adelaide)
  • “Baby I Need Your Loving” / “Hurts So Good” – 1975
  • “Back in Your Arms Again” / “I Like Your Music” – 1976

Albums

  • That Girl Jones – 1973

Compilation album

  • The Bowl Show – 1965–66 – Included two tracks; “I Wanna Know” and “Quiet”

(Shared with The Blue Jays, Peter Doyle, Toni McCann, The Playboys, Ricky & Tammy, Normie Rowe, Tony Worsley

Marcie and The Cookies (AUSTRALIA)

Marcie and The Cookies

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

 

Marcie & The Cookies were an Australian musical ensemble, made up of Marcie Jones and the three Cook sisters. The all girl, vocal only group, were a rarity in Australia’s “mod” music scene of the 1960s, dominated as it was by all male rock bands and solo artists.

Personnel[edit]

  • Marcie Jones (vocals)
  • Beverley Cook (vocals)
  • Margaret Cook (vocals)
  • Wendy Cook (vocals)

History[edit]

Marcie Jones started as a teenager with The Thunderbirds at Canterbury Ballroom and Preston Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia, in the early ’60s. She then went on to perform with Normie Rowe‘s band The Playboys and appeared on the “Go-Show”. She issued five singles from 1965 to 1967 on the Sunshine label with some minor chart success.

In 1967, on the suggestion of Normie Rowe, she teamed up with the Cook sisters (who were already performing as “The Cookies” ) in Brisbane. Marcie & The Cookies were in the mould of such U.S acts as The Supremes and The Crystals. In early 1968 they came to the attention of “The Twilights” and “The Groove’s” Manager Garry Spry, who was so impressed by them he became their manager. Spry got them a recording contract with E.M.I. and put them with his all powerful entertainment agency A.M.B.O. Within 12 months they had become widely known for Marcie’s powerful voice and the Cookies superb vocal harmonies and their synchronised stage movements as a result of their appearances on national TV shows, particularly on the pop music ‘The Go!! Show‘. They toured Australia as support act for overseas artists such as The Monkees on their Australian December 1968 tour. That same year Marcie & The Cookies were presented the “Best Female Act for 1968” award by national pop magazine Go-Set and were awarded the “Critics Award” for the top Australian vocal act.

As a group they released only two Columbia singles, however both these singles had regional success mainly in Melbourne & Brisbane. They were in demand for session work such as on the Tony Worsley & The Blue Jays track, Something’s Got A Hold on Me. Particularly they should be recognised for their contribution along with musicians: Brian Cadd, piano; Don Mudie, bass and electric guitar solo; Richard Wright – drums (all three from The Groop); Roger Hicks (of Zoot), acoustic guitar intro/rhythm guitar; and The Chiffons’ Judy Condon, Maureen Elkner, Pauline Brady on the recording of Russell Morris‘s ground breaking psychedelic single “The Real Thing” in early 1969.

During 1969 they toured South East Asia for three months performing in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok and the Philippines. The tour included performances to Vietnam war servicemen at American bases. They then performed around Europe and the U.K for two years and were support act and back-up vocalists for Cliff Richard during that time on his UK tours.

After more than two years overseas Marcie decided to return home to Australia, leaving the Cook sisters to continue on as Cliff’s backing singers and joining lead singer Peter Williams (formerly of The Groove) in a new group called Spirit of Progress who recorded a couple of singles on the Decca label and was the support act also for Cliff Richard on tour, as well as performing on the UK Cabaret circuit.

On returning to Australia, Marcie Jones then resumed her solo career with a new manager and record label, Atlantic. She released an album and five singles between 1973 and 1976, the second of which, “Gonna Get Married”, was her best chart success in 1974.

The single “Baby I Need Your Loving” from 1975 was produced by Del Shannon.

Marcie has continued to perform both solo and with The Cookies (under the name of Marcie Jones and The Cookies), in stage shows, clubs, concerts and tours supporting major overseas artists until the present day. In their 40-year career they have toured with The Monkees, Gene Pitney, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, Del Shannon, Ray Stevens and other performers. They perform a mixture of sixties and soul, ballads and rock.

More recently Marcie has embraced the country genre putting out a country CD in 1999.

In mid-2008, Marcie became a presenter on 100.7 Highlands FM, a community radio station based in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Australia, where she co-hosts a weekly show entitled “Blonde and Blonder”.

In December 2008, Network Creative Services published the 400-page Marcie Jones autobiography ‘Runs in the Blood’ (ISBN 978-0-9580162-9-2). The book deals with Marcie’s entertainment career, the Australian franchise of Koala Blue, the break-up with Australian ‘King of Pop’ Normie Rowe, arriving at hospital to give birth with Gerry Marsden (of Merseybeat fame), having her second child born premature, and performing for the Pope! Marcie Jones is an unsung Australian music legend. Her story will give you an intimate insight into the psyche of a true survivor.

Discography[edit]

Marcie and The Cookies[edit]

Singles

  • “All Or Nothing” / “I Would If I Could” – 1968 (#2 Brisbane, No. 28 Melbourne)
  • “White Christmas” / “You on My Mind” – 1968 (#23 Brisbane0

Marcie Jones[edit]

Singles

  • “Quiet” / “I Wanna Know” – 1965 (#29 Melbourne)
  • “Imagine” / “When A Girl Falls in Love” – 1965
  • “Danny Boy” / “That Hurts” – 1966
  • “That’s The Way It Is” / “Big Lovers Come in Small Packages” – 1967 {#34 Brisbane}
  • “You Can’t Bypass Love” / “He’s Gonna Be Fine Fine Fine” – 1967
  • “Armed And Extremely Dangerous” / “Over The Rainbow” – 1973 (#17 Brisbane, No. 22 Adelaide}
  • “Gonna Get Married” / “I Found My Freedom” – 1974 (#10 Melbourne, No. 3 Adelaide)
  • “I Only Have Eyes For You” / “Gonna Make It” – 1974 (#11 Adelaide)
  • “Baby I Need Your Loving” / “Hurts So Good” – 1975
  • “Back in Your Arms Again” / “I Like Your Music” – 1976

Albums

  • That Girl Jones – 1973

Compilation album

  • The Bowl Show – 1965–66 – Included two tracks; “I Wanna Know” and “Quiet”

(Shared with The Blue Jays, Peter Doyle, Toni McCann, The Playboys, Ricky & Tammy, Normie Rowe, Tony Worsley)

Marcie and The Cookies…AUSTRALIA

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marcie & The Cookies were an Australian musical ensemble, made up of Marcie Jones and the three Cook sisters. The all girl, vocal only group, were a rarity in Australia’s “mod” music scene of the 1960s, dominated as it was by all male rock bands and solo artists.

Personnel[edit]

  • Marcie Jones (vocals)
  • Beverley Cook (vocals)
  • Margaret Cook (vocals)
  • Wendy Cook (vocals)

History[edit]

Marcie Jones started as a teenager with The Thunderbirds at Canterbury Ballroom and Preston Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia, in the early ’60s. She then went on to perform with Normie Rowe‘s band The Playboys and appeared on the “Go-Show”. She issued five singles from 1965 to 1967 on the Sunshine label with some minor chart success.

In 1967, on the suggestion of Normie Rowe, she teamed up with the Cook sisters (who were already performing as “The Cookies” ) in Brisbane. Marcie & The Cookies were in the mould of such U.S acts as The Supremes and The Crystals. In early 1968 they came to the attention of “The Twilights” and “The Groove’s” Manager Garry Spry, who was so impressed by them he became their manager. Spry got them a recording contract with E.M.I. and put them with his all powerful entertainment agency A.M.B.O. Within 12 months they had become widely known for Marcie’s powerful voice and the Cookies superb vocal harmonies and their synchronised stage movements as a result of their appearances on national TV shows, particularly on the pop music ‘The Go!! Show‘. They toured Australia as support act for overseas artists such as The Monkees on their Australian December 1968 tour. That same year Marcie & The Cookies were presented the “Best Female Act for 1968” award by national pop magazine Go-Set and were awarded the “Critics Award” for the top Australian vocal act.

As a group they released only two Columbia singles, however both these singles had regional success mainly in Melbourne & Brisbane. They were in demand for session work such as on the Tony Worsley & The Blue Jays track, Something’s Got A Hold on Me. Particularly they should be recognised for their contribution along with musicians: Brian Cadd, piano; Don Mudie, bass and electric guitar solo; Richard Wright – drums (all three from The Groop); Roger Hicks (of Zoot), acoustic guitar intro/rhythm guitar; and The Chiffons’ Judy Condon, Maureen Elkner, Pauline Brady on the recording of Russell Morris‘s ground breaking psychedelic single “The Real Thing” in early 1969.

During 1969 they toured South East Asia for three months performing in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Bangkok and the Philippines. The tour included performances to Vietnam war servicemen at American bases. They then performed around Europe and the U.K for two years and were support act and back-up vocalists for Cliff Richard during that time on his UK tours.

After more than two years overseas Marcie decided to return home to Australia, leaving the Cook sisters to continue on as Cliff’s backing singers and joining lead singer Peter Williams (formerly of The Groove) in a new group called Spirit of Progress who recorded a couple of singles on the Decca label and was the support act also for Cliff Richard on tour, as well as performing on the UK Cabaret circuit.

On returning to Australia, Marcie Jones then resumed her solo career with a new manager and record label, Atlantic. She released an album and five singles between 1973 and 1976, the second of which, “Gonna Get Married”, was her best chart success in 1974.

The single “Baby I Need Your Loving” from 1975 was produced by Del Shannon.

Marcie has continued to perform both solo and with The Cookies (under the name of Marcie Jones and The Cookies), in stage shows, clubs, concerts and tours supporting major overseas artists until the present day. In their 40-year career they have toured with The Monkees, Gene Pitney, Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, Del Shannon, Ray Stevens and other performers. They perform a mixture of sixties and soul, ballads and rock.

More recently Marcie has embraced the country genre putting out a country CD in 1999.

In mid-2008, Marcie became a presenter on 100.7 Highlands FM, a community radio station based in the Macedon Ranges in Victoria, Australia, where she co-hosts a weekly show entitled “Blonde and Blonder”.

In December 2008, Network Creative Services published the 400-page Marcie Jones autobiography ‘Runs in the Blood’ (ISBN 978-0-9580162-9-2). The book deals with Marcie’s entertainment career, the Australian franchise of Koala Blue, the break-up with Australian ‘King of Pop’ Normie Rowe, arriving at hospital to give birth with Gerry Marsden (of Merseybeat fame), having her second child born premature, and performing for the Pope! Marcie Jones is an unsung Australian music legend. Her story will give you an intimate insight into the psyche of a true survivor.

Discography[edit]

Marcie and The Cookies[edit]

Singles

  • “All Or Nothing” / “I Would If I Could” – 1968 (#2 Brisbane, No. 28 Melbourne)
  • “White Christmas” / “You on My Mind” – 1968 (#23 Brisbane0

Marcie Jones[edit]

Singles

  • “Quiet” / “I Wanna Know” – 1965 (#29 Melbourne)
  • “Imagine” / “When A Girl Falls in Love” – 1965
  • “Danny Boy” / “That Hurts” – 1966
  • “That’s The Way It Is” / “Big Lovers Come in Small Packages” – 1967 {#34 Brisbane}
  • “You Can’t Bypass Love” / “He’s Gonna Be Fine Fine Fine” – 1967
  • “Armed And Extremely Dangerous” / “Over The Rainbow” – 1973 (#17 Brisbane, No. 22 Adelaide}
  • “Gonna Get Married” / “I Found My Freedom” – 1974 (#10 Melbourne, No. 3 Adelaide)
  • “I Only Have Eyes For You” / “Gonna Make It” – 1974 (#11 Adelaide)
  • “Baby I Need Your Loving” / “Hurts So Good” – 1975
  • “Back in Your Arms Again” / “I Like Your Music” – 1976

Albums

  • That Girl Jones – 1973

Compilation album

  • The Bowl Show – 1965–66 – Included two tracks; “I Wanna Know” and “Quiet”

(Shared with The Blue Jays, Peter Doyle, Toni McCann, The Playboys, Ricky & Tammy, Normie Rowe, Tony Worsley)