The Jarmels

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Formed in Richmond, Virginia, USA, by Nathaniel Ruff (1939), Ray Smith (b. 1941), Paul Burnett (b. 1942), Earl Christian (b. 1940) and Tom Eldridge (b. 1941). They scored a major chart entry in 1961 with ‘A Little Bit Of Soap’, a song that retained an enduring appeal when composer Bert Berns recorded further versions with the Exciters and deep soul singer Garnet Mimms. British rock ‘n’ roll revivalists Showaddywaddy later took this favoured composition into the UK Top 5 in... Read more

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