J.J. JACKSON–“BUT IT’S ALRIGHT”

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Hello,  J.J. Jackson was born on April 8, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York.  His birth name is Jerome Louis Jackson.  He is an R&B singer/songwriter.  J.J. started out as a songwriter and arranger for artists such as Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Witherspoon and the Shangri-Las, and others.  In 1969 he became a permanent resident of England.

J. J. is best remembered for his classic R&B recording of, BUT IT’S ALRIGHT.  The single first charted on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1966 on the Calla Records label.  J.J.’s big hit record stayed on the Hot 100 for 13 weeks and charted at #22.  BUT IT’S ALRIGHT also made its debut on the Billboard R&B chart on the same date, and climbing into the Top 10 at #4.  J.J.’s hit remained on the R&B singles chart for 15 weeks.

In December of 1967 he charted his second Hot 100 record…

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