The Jaggerz was a Pittsburgh-based rock band best known for the 1970 smash hit, "The Rapper," which is famous for the line, "Come up to my place, for some coffee, tea, or me." Note that this song has nothing to do with rapists or Jack the Ripper but is actually a rip on guys who strike out with girls.
Members of the Jaggerz included William Maybray, Dominic Ierace, Jimmie Ross, Jim Pugliano, Thom Davies, and founder Benny Faiella. They started in 1965 as a deep soul R&B group known as "The White Knights With The Brown Sound." Other songs by the Jaggerz songs include "I Call My Baby Candy" (1970) and "What A Bummer" (1970). Dominic Ierace later became a member of Wild Cherry (of "Play That Funky Music" fame) and then recorded solo as Donnie Iris and had a string of hits from 1980-1985.
For more information, read our interview with William Maybray, Jr., son of band member William Maybray.
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- The Rapper 1970
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