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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, Fool in 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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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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Blue Starr (CD, Japan) Kay Starr: Blue Starr (CD, Japan) Art-Nr.: CDBVCJ35024

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(1999/RCA Japan) 11 tracks - originally sealedstock copy (Bear Family Records)
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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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Performances (Radio Trancriptions) Kay Starr: Performances (Radio Trancriptions) Art-Nr.: CDFUEL61850

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(2010/FUEL) 16 tracks
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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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The Ultimate Collection (3-CD) Kay Starr: The Ultimate Collection (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD3900472

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(2007/EMI) 75 tracks of original Capitol Hits and Rarities with 12 page booklet.
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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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The One - The Only - Blue Star Kay Starr: The One - The Only - Blue Star Art-Nr.: CDCOL2858

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(2002/Collectables) 26 tracks. Her 1956 and 1957 LPs plus 3 bonus tracks.
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Rockin' With Kay - I Hear The Word Kay Starr: Rockin' With Kay - I Hear The Word Art-Nr.: CDCOL2859

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(2002/Collectables) 27 tracks. Her 1958 and 1959 LPs plus 3 bonus tracks.
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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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Wheel Of Fortune Kay Starr: Wheel Of Fortune Art-Nr.: CDCC8238

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CD on EMI RECORDS by Kay Starr - Wheel Of Fortune
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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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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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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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