The Cadets/The Jacks


The Cadets, a.k.a. The Jacks, were a doo-wop group from Los Angeles consisting of Aaron Collins, Willie Davis, Will "Dub" Jones, Lloyd McCraw, and Austin "Ted" Taylor that became famous during the mid 1950s. They had their biggest hit as The Cadets in 1956 with the goofy Top 20 novelty smash, "Stranded In The Jungle." As The Jacks, they are best known for the romantic ballad, "Why Don't You Write Me?" (1955).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Why Don't You Write Me? (1955)
  • Stranded In The Jungle (1956)

Pop charts debut year: 1955

Years active: ca. late 1940s - ca. late 1950s

Genres: Doo-wop, R&B

Labels: RPM, Modern


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