Monday, July 6, 2015

Music Monday - "My Pledge of Love" by The Joe Jeffrey Group (1969)

I've always said that if you are going to have a one hit wonder, it should be a GREAT one hit wonder. "My Pledge of Love" by The Joe Jeffrey Group is one of my all-time favorite one hit wonders.  This retro soul song made it to number 14 on the Billboard Top 100 chart in 1969.  The lead singer, Joe Jeffrey, was actually born Joe Stafford, but changed his name to avoid confusion with classic jazz singer Jo Stafford.  The band released "My Baby Loves Lovin'," but bubblegum group White Plains had a hit with the same song.  Their last release was "A Hundred Pounds of Clay."   Joe Jeffrey appears to be a bit of a mystery -- I could find nothing about him beyond info on this song and basic biography.  I'm not sure what he is doing now ... but he sure released a great song back in 1969.