Jackie Lee Discography

Part 2 - International releases

 

         

JACKIE LEE & THE RAINDROPS  There's no-one in the whole wide world / Last one to know London International INT45-10602, USA, 1962.  The first Jackie Lee recording to be issued outside of the UK.  It was clearly given quite a push because at least six pressings were made of the radio play copies.  Early copies have red text on gold labels, subsequent pressings are black text on white.  Details of the stock issue are unknown - perhaps none were pressed.



JACKIE LEE & THE RAINDROPS  There's no-one in the whole wide world / Last one to know W&G WG-S-1361, Australia, 1962.  Handy biographical info on the label of this Antipodean issue.  The fact that these Oriole recordings were issued overseas suggests far greater commercial success was expected than actually happened.

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JACKIE LEE und DIE ANGELS mit BERLIPP'S BAND  Tschau, tschau Amigo / Nichts geht über unsere Liebe  Ariola 45-362, Germany, 1962.  Almost too obscure to contemplate is this single which Jackie recorded in Frankfurt following a crash-course in phonetic German.  Exactly how this all came about is a little unclear, but it seems that someone thought Jackie's voice was similar to that of the chart-topping Connie Francis.  Jackie travelled to Germany with her mother and overdubbed the vocal onto a pre-recorded backing track.  The plug side leads off with the sound of a steam train leaving a station and is a weepy ballad.  Far better is the b-side, which, if we can forgive Jackie her shaky German - and I think we can - is a sweet little tune with Vox organ and strict tempo rhythm section.  The backing was provided by popular German band leader Friedel 'Fred' Berlipp, but who were the Angels?  They sang nicely, whoever they were.  Not issued anywhere else in any other language.  Incredibly, there is a Dutch cover version of the B-side by Anneke Grönloh with the title Niets ter wereld kan ons scheiden

 

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JACKIE & THE RAINDROPS  I built my world around a dream / There goes the lucky one  Jaylee 10604, USA, 1962.  Received some sort of distribution from London Records, apparently.  Rather difficult to find now, as it probably was in 1962.  The stock copy neatly replicated the UK Oriole label design and is exceptionally rare.  White promos are easier to find, but it's all relative.  The picture sleeve was completely unknown until a copy materialised in Canada in 2006 and is surely the rarest Jackie Lee record.



JACKIE & THE RAINDROPS  I built my world around a dream / There goes the lucky one  London 9-5.382, Belgium, 1962.  Scarce early European issue.

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JACKIE LEE  The end of the world / Goodbye is such a lonely word  Oriole STU42135, Denmark, 1963.  One of the easiest non-UK singles to find, but also the only early Jackie single from any territory with a picture sleeve.

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JACKIE & THE RAINDROPS  My heart is your heart / Down our street  Colpix CP738, USA, July 1964.  Sides reversed from European issues.

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JACKIE & THE RAINDROPS   Down our street / My heart is your heart  Palette PB40.196, Belgian issue, 1964.   Picture shows the second line-up of The Raindrops - (left to right) Len Beadle, Jackie, Brian Adams, John Putnam.

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JACKIE LEE  I cry alone / ‘Cause I love him  Epic 5-9807, USA, 1966.  Jackie's first post-Raindrops solo single licensed from Decca in the UK to Epic in America

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JACKIE LEE  Lonely clown / Love is gone  Epic 5-10183, USA, June 1967.  Jackie's EMI debut appears to have been issued in the USA almost two years after the UK release

    

EMMA REDE  Just like a man / I gotta be with you  Columbia C23470, Germany, 1967.  Currently the only known European issue of any of the EMI titles.  The existence of this single surely suggests that other Columbia tracks were issued outside of the UK, and hopefully with better artwork than this presumably generic effort.




JACKIE LEE  Born to lose / Saying goodbye  London 45-LON-20031, USA, 1967.  Only recently (2010) discovered American issue of the Decca 45 from John Keating's Robbery! soundtrack.
 

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JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips 40533, USA, May 1968.  Yellow label American DJ copies are easier to obtain than the standard UK release.  US stock copies are a little tougher to find.

JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips BF-389, Australia, 1968.  Pressed by Alberts.

JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips BF326857, New Zealand, 1968.  Nicely misprinted as the singular White horse.  It is presumed that all copies are labelled thus.  Fabulously obscure issue of Jackie's best-known single.

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JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips 326857BF, Netherlands, 1968.  Generic Philips artwork - see also Portuguese issue below.

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JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips P37009, Portugal, 1968.  Four track EP featuring on the other side two unrelated recordings by the Definitive Rock Chorale.

JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips 326857BF, Sweden, 1968.  Black labelled Scandinavian issue with tasteful variation from the album photo session.  Printed on attractive metalicized bronze paper on one side only.

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JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips 326857BF, Spain, 1968.  Beautifully packaged artefact.  Titled in Spanish on the label (Caballos blancos b/w  Demasiados jefes - indios insuficientes) but sung in English. Same catalogue number as the Dutch issue.  Exceptionally rare.



JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips BF326857, Singapore, 1968.  Discovered only in 2013, this is understood to be a Singaporean issue.  Same catalogue number as European issues, and yet another variation on the artwork.

JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips 326857BF, Italy, 1968.  Excellent artwork, unique to this issue, by graphic artist Mario Convertino.  Splendid, and v rare.

JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips SSP996, South Africa, 1968.  Pressed in tiny quantity.

 

JACKY  White horses / Too many chiefs  Philips SFL-1168, Japan, 1968.  Fake stereo single, super-rare.
 

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JACKY  We're off and running / Well that's loving you  Philips 326897BF, Spain, 1968.  It would appear that the Fonogram art department was enjoying a siesta when it came to the issue of Estamos lejos y corriendo / Bien, esto es amarte.  The sublime artwork for the Spanish White horses was given to a young child with a pair of scissors and some felt pens.  Still, it has period charm and is undoubtedly a very scarce record, the existence of which would tend to suggest the single was issued in other European territories.

JACKY  Love is now / Never will I be  Page One PGK-2905, Australia, 1969.  Most of us have brains far too small and under-developed to appreciate the obscurity and scarcity of this record.  British copies of Jacky's career highlight are none too easy to locate and it had been thought that the single only received a domestic release.  How wrong we were!  If it was issued in the Antipodes, surely it must have been sold in European territories outside of the UK?

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JACKIE LEE  Rupert / Going to the circus  Pye 14855AT, Germany, 1970.  Unlike the original UK release, the German issue was packaged in a vaguely pop-art sleeve.    

JACKIE LEE  Rupert der Bar / Going to the circus  Pye 14887AT, Germany, 1970.  German language version to tie in with the transmission of ATV's television series.  Possibly not the easiest language to sing in, but a valiant attempt.  Without question, the most obscure European Jackie Lee Pye release.  Unless you know different. 

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JACKIE LEE  Rupert / Going to the circus  Astor AP1749, Australia, 1970Yes, it was even issued Down Under.

    

JACKIE LEE  Rupert / Yendo al circo  Pye / Music Hall MH-31.620, Argentina, 1970Sadly the B-side is not sung in Spanish, but the mere fact that Jackie's recording found its way to the Argentine Republic at all is stretching the limits of credibility.  Promotional copies appear to be easier to find than stock copies, but it's all relative.

Rupert was licensed to, and consequently believed to have been issued in, France, Italy, Scandinavia and Canada among other territories.  The sheet music for Rupert was published by ATV_Kirshner Benelux so it seems logical to assume Pye pressed up the single for Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg.  It is believed that Jackie had records released in Japan and possibly Israel, but no examples have yet turned up.  Where are they all hiding?

    

JACKIE LEE  Johnny said come over / Co Co  Pye 582, The Philippines, 1971Probably the winner for obscurity value.  Exactly how many copies were pressed by Dyna Products Inc., and how many sold, is something we can only ponder.  And just to increase the collector-frenzy quotient, the B-side is different from the UK issue.  And of course, there are two pressings with different colour labels.  Nice.

    

JACKIE & NICKY  Break out the morning / Children of love  Ariola 13155AT, Holland, 1974.  Final recording issued by Jackie before her retirement from music. 

 

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