Montag, 14. September 2015

The Cooperettes



The Cooperettes
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


Group members:

Angie Cooper
Debbie Cooper
Janette Cooper
Tina Cooper

Discography:

The Cooperettes

1966 - Goodbye School / Goodbye School (Sing Along) (instrumental) (Brunswick 55296)
1967 - Everything’s Wrong / Don’t Trust Him (Brunswick 55307)
1967 - Shing-A-Ling / (Life Has) No Meaning Now (Brunswick 55329)
1968 - Peace Maker / Trouble (ABC 11156)
1969 - Spiral Road / Trouble (ABC 11197)
1969 - Win All Your Love / Satisfaction (I-D-B 1009)

Benny Sigler (bb The Cooperettes) (uncredited)

1968 - [Benny Sigler - Who You Gonna Turn To] / I Can Give You Love (Phil L.A. Of Soul 314)
1968 - Can It Be Changed (Lash) (unreleased)
196x - Is Lincoln Still On The Penny (Lash) (unreleased)

Timmy Carr (bb The Cooperettes) (uncredited)

196x - Got No Time (Lash) (unreleased)
196x - I Want My Lovin’ From You (Lash) (unreleased)

Biography:

The group included the Cooper sisters, Janette, Debbie, Tina and Angie. They raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and They started singing in church in the early 1960's as The Little Cooperettes. They shortened their name to The Cooperettes when they switched to R&B. The girls were managed by their mother Ethyl Cooper who arranged a recording contract with Brunswick Records. Their first single “Goodbye School” was a big seller in Philadelphia in 1966.


Their second 45 “Everything’s Wrong”, released in 1967, was also a local hit in Philly. This song is a great, mid-tempo dancer, with a Shirelles feel to it (interesting since the tune was co-written by Wes Farrell, who penned “Boys”’ for that group).


They traveled all over the USA and did shows in Europe too. Black Soul Radio Pioneer Sonny Hopson got the group a deal with ABC Records with the Morris Bailey song “Trouble.”  The sisters also backed up Benny Sigler, Timmy Carr and others. The group disbanded in the early 1970’s. The Cooperettes had a second wave of popularity with the Northern Soul scene, when “Shing-A-Ling” was reissued in the UK in 1975. Debbie Cooper died in 1989 and Ethyl Cooper passed away in 1998.

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Songs:

Goodbye School

Everything’s Wrong

Don’t Trust Him

Shing-A-Ling

 (Life Has) No Meaning Now

Peace Maker

Trouble

Win All Your Love

Satisfaction

I Can Give You Love

Can It Be Changed

Is Lincoln Still On The Penny

Got No Time

I Want My Lovin’ From You

 

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