Jay & the Americans

Jay & the Americans

Jay & the Americans

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Top Songs

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Come A Little Bit Closer
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This Magic Moment
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Cara Mia
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Walkin' In The Rain
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Some Enchanted Evening

Albums

  • Come a Little Bit Closer (Rerecorded)

    Mar 2021 • 4 songs

  • Greatest Hits

    Aug 2012 • 14 songs

  • Keepin' The Music Alive

    Aug 2011 • 11 songs

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Jay & the Americans

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Though they had a bunch of hits across the 1960s, Jay & the Americans were a throwback to a previous era in their doo wop-influenced vocals, neatly groomed, short-haired appearance, and mix of pop/rock with operatic schmaltz. Built around the neck-bulging upper-register vocals of David Blatt aka Jay Black, their biggest hits -- "She Cried," "Cara Mia" (which you could, in the second half of the 1970s, just imagine Eddie Mekka's Carmine Ragusa, aka "The Big Ragu," singing on Laverne & Shirley), "Come a Little Bit Closer," and "Let's Lock the Door (And Throw Away the Key)" -- ca...
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