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There was fierce competition amongst R&B groups back in the mid-fifties as the music began to gain emense popularity throughout the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. The Jayhawks a Los Angeles group released "Stranded In The Jungle" early in 1956 on the Flash label. It was a catchy novelity song that was soon covered by another L.A. R&B group, The Cadets, who quickly surpassed the Jayhawks version of the song in record sales. Still the Jayhawks version managed to reach No. 18 on July 28, 1956 on the charts and this version is favored by many hard core fans of early R&B music.
Bopper Bob Hennessey
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