Candy & The Kisses (originally known as the Symphonettes) reached no. 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut 45 “The 81” in 1965. Jerry recalls, “Kenny Gamble and I were at a record hop where the kids were doing a new dance called The 81 to Martha & The Vandellas ‘In My Lonely Room’. Kenny and I went back to my office and wrote the song there and then”. Father Angelo’s ‘Angels’, a 9-piece blue-eyed soul band with a self-contained horn section, were brought to Jerry via WAEB DJ Gene Kaye. Their anthem “Bok To Back” was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in 1967.
|A The 81 (2:34)
|B Bok To Bach (2:49)