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Kay Starr

Fool Fool Fool

Kay Starr, one of the more successful pop singers of the 1950s, pretty well conquered every genre of music she tried - from jazz to pop to country. But her deep roots were in jazz with a bit of blues thrown in for good measure. Billie Holiday, a decent jazz singer in her own right, called Kay "the only white woman who can sing the blues". High praise from Lady Day. Dinah Washington was also reportedly a big fan and the two are often mentioned in the same breath by many scribes writing about jazz and pop singing.

So, here's Kay in 1952, not long after her #1 pop hit. Wheel Of Fortune (also recorded by Dinah Washington) covering a shuffling Ahmet Ertegun-penned Clovers R&B Atlantic side. The Lancers, a white vocal group, gather behind her, lending some solid doo-wop support as Kay tears into Fool, Fool, Foolin her brassy, bluesy, full throated glory. It's a riveting vocal performance from start to finish and gave Kay a #13 hit in July of that year.

Larry Birnbaum, author of 'Before Elvis: The Prehistory Of Rock And Roll,' suggests that Kay Starr's Fool, Fool, Fool has been "overlooked by compilers of possible first rock and roll records". We can't help but agree, which is why we've included the track on this compilation. Kay's not trying to rock, she's rocking without trying.

Various The Popsters - They Tried To Rock Vol.3
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Movin' (LP Album)
Kay Starr: Movin' (LP Album) Art-Nr.: LPJAS307

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(Jasmine) 12 tracks - reproduction of the 1959 Capitol album!
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Capitol Collectors Series (CD)
Kay Starr: Capitol Collectors Series (CD) Art-Nr.: CDP94080

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CD on CAPITOL RECORDS by Kay Starr - Capitol Collectors Series (CD)
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Wheel Of Fortune - Side By Side 7inch, 45rpm
Kay Starr: Wheel Of Fortune - Side By Side 7inch, 45rpm Art-Nr.: CAP6012

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Kay Starr (CD)
Kay Starr: Kay Starr (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCC8238

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(EMI) 25 tracks Capital 1945-1965
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The Essential RCA Singles Collection (CD)
Kay Starr: The Essential RCA Singles Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CDTAR1056

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CD on TARAGON RECORDS by Kay Starr - The Essential RCA Singles Collection (CD)
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Just Plain Country (Vinyl)
Kay Starr: Just Plain Country (Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPHAT3049

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(1980s/Stetson) 11 tracks, rare reissue of 1962 Capitol LP. Kay Starr sings a collection of all-time Country hits!
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The Rock And Roll Waltz - My Heart Reminds Me (7inch, 45rpm, BC)
Kay Starr: The Rock And Roll Waltz - My Heart Reminds Me... Art-Nr.: 45COL4530

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(Collectables) 2 tracks
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Performances (Radio Trancriptions)
Kay Starr: Performances (Radio Trancriptions) Art-Nr.: CDFUEL61850

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(2010/FUEL) 16 tracks
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Movin' (CD)
Kay Starr: Movin' (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS307

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CD on JASMINE RECORDS by Kay Starr - Movin' (CD)
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Superb Starr
Kay Starr: Superb Starr Art-Nr.: CDUS3033

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CD on VOCALION RECORDS by Kay Starr - Superb Starr
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Eight Classic Albums (4-CD)
Kay Starr: Eight Classic Albums (4-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRGM125

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(Real Gone Music) 95 Tracks - 1959-1962 - Actually a solid jazz singer, whose early recordings were almost forgotten after penetrating into more commercial late 50's, Kay Starr was one of the first pop artists to benefit from the new...
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The Incomparable (CD)
Kay Starr: The Incomparable (CD) Art-Nr.: CD122329

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(Fat Boy Records) 11 tracks
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Spotlight On Kay Starr - Great Ladies Of Song (CD)
Kay Starr: Spotlight On Kay Starr - Great Ladies Of Song (CD) Art-Nr.: CD939221

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(Capitol Records) 18 tracks
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20 Classics (CD)
Kay Starr: 20 Classics (CD) Art-Nr.: CDPML1043

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(Planet Media) 20 Tracks
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