Musical Artist


Who is Earl-Jean?

Earl-Jean McCrea is an American pop/R&B singer. She was a member of The Cookies and she had a solo hit with the original version of "I'm Into Somethin' Good".

Her older sister, Darlene McCrea, and the other original Cookies, eventually evolved into Ray Charles' backing group, The Raelettes. In 1961, Earl-Jean McCrea was recruited for a new version of the Cookies. This line-up scored hits with "Don't Say Nothin' Bad", and "Chains".

In 1964, Earl-Jean left the Cookies and signed for Colpix, recording the Goffin and King song "I'm Into Somethin' Good", which reached Number 38 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. Later that year in Britain, a cover version by Herman's Hermits topped the charts.

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on July 23, 2013


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