The trio formed in 1962 as “The Three Caps,” with Samuel George as the lead vocalist and drummer, Don Storball on backup vocals and guitar, and Richard Mitchell (on backup vocals and keyboard.They were discovered and signed by former Ann Arbor radio DJ Ollie McLaughlin for his Karen record label, they released their first single in 1963, “Dog and Cat” which didn’t sell well and the group dissolved.
Seeking to capitalize on the popularity of the dance crazes, Storball wrote “Cool Jerk”, the group re-formed and contacted McLaughlin. The song was recorded at Golden World Studios in Detroit on March 14, 1966, with the Motown house band The Funk Brothers. Released late March 1966 and was a hit, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on the Billboard R&B chart. The group released eight additional singles and two albums after “Cool Jerk”, but none had the success of “Cool Jerk”. This instrumental remake has a “drill hole” and light superficial wear to vinyl – Conservatively graded in VG++ condition. Fabulous Northern CLASSIC backed with a stunning flip!!
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