The Cookies - Songs


The Cookies were a highly acclaimed R&B girl group with a somewhat convoluted history that became famous during the early 1960s. Formed in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York, they began as a trio consisting of Dorothy Jones, Darlene McCrea, and Dorothy's cousin, Beulah Robertson, with some personnel changes along the way. They had their first big hit in 1956 with "In Paradise," which reached #9 on the R&B charts. By the late 1950s, most of the original Cookies members had become backup singers for Ray Charles, known as The Raeletts.

In 1961, The Cookies reformed with some new group members that included Earl-Jean McCrea, Darlene McCrea's younger sister. It was this newer lineup that became famous for such oldies classics as "Chains" (1962), "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)" (1963), and "Girls Grow Up Faster Than Boys" (1963). They also served as backup singers for such artists as Little Eva, Carole King, and Neil Sedaka. Earl-Jean McCrea began recording solo in 1964 and had a Top 40 hit that year with the original version of "I'm Into Somethin' Good," later made famous by Herman's Hermits. In 1967, The Cookies released their final recordings and disbanded soon after.



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