The Bobbettes

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The R&B New York girl group called "The Harlem Queens" in 1955 . Two years later, The Queens took the supposedly less-provocative name, "The Bobbettes" at the insistence of their new label, Atlantic Records. Soon again The Bobbettes were forced by Atlantic to whitewash their first hit, "Mr. Lee" turning a song about how much they hated the school principal into a song of endearment.
After producing a couple duds, The Bobbettes were let go from Atlantic and they were free to move back toward their original grittier style born of the playground and the projects. In 1960, they released the excellent track, "I Shot Mr. Lee" which gives some insight into what they actually thought of their principal. A year later, they released the track "I Don't Like It Like-That", an answer to Chris Kenner's song "I Like It Like That."
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The Bobbettes Discography Tracks

Albums

AE1-1010 The Bobbettes - Rock & Roll is Here To Stay album art The Mystics, The Bobbettes, Jimmy Gilmer, The Chiffons, The Dovells The Mystics, The Bobbettes, Jimmy Gilmer, The Chiffons, The Dovells - Rock & Roll is Here To Stay(12", Album) Audio Encores AE1-1010 Canada 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Bobbettes - Speedy / Come-A, Come-A album art The Bobbettes With Reggie Obrecht Orchestra The Bobbettes With Reggie Obrecht Orchestra - Speedy / Come-A, Come-A (Single) Atlantic US 1957 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee album art The Bobbettes Mr. Lee (Single) Atlantic UK 1957 Sell This Version
45-1144 The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee album art The Bobbettes With Reggie Obrecht Orchestra The Bobbettes With Reggie Obrecht Orchestra - Mr. Lee(7", Single) Atlantic 45-1144 US 1957 Sell This Version
HL-1244 The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee album art The Bobbettes Mr. Lee(Shellac, 10") London Records HL-1244 Australia 1957 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Um Bow Bow / The Dream album art The Bobbettes Um Bow Bow / The Dream (Single) Atlantic US 1958 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Rock And Ree-Ah-Zole / Zoomy album art The Bobbettes Rock And Ree-Ah-Zole / Zoomy (Single) Atlantic Canada 1958 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Dont Say Goodnight album art The Bobbettes Dont Say Goodnight Atlantic US 1959 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - I Shot Mr. Lee / Billy album art The Bobbettes I Shot Mr. Lee / Billy (Single) Triple-X New Zealand 1960 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Have Mercy Baby / Dance With Me Georgie album art The Bobbettes Have Mercy Baby / Dance With Me Georgie (Single) Triple-X UK 1960 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Oh My Papa / I Cried album art The Bobbettes Oh My Papa / I Cried (Single) Galliant US 1960 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - I Shot Mr. Lee album art The Bobbettes I Shot Mr. Lee (Single) Atlantic UK 1960 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Mr. Johnny Q / Teach Me Tonight album art The Bobbettes Mr. Johnny Q / Teach Me Tonight (Single) End US 1961 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - I Don't Like It Like That album art The Bobbettes I Don't Like It Like That (Single) Gone Records US 1961 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - The Broken Heart / Mama Papa album art The Bobbettes The Broken Heart / Mama Papa (Single) Jubilee US 1962 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - My Dearest / I'm Stepping Out Tonight album art The Bobbettes My Dearest / I'm Stepping Out Tonight (Single) King Records (3) US 1962 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Loneliness / Over There (Stands My Baby) album art The Bobbettes Loneliness / Over There (Stands My Baby) (Single) Jubilee US 1962 Sell This Version
D-133 The Bobbettes - Row, Row, Row / Teddy album art The Bobbettes Row, Row, Row / Teddy(7", Single, Promo) Diamond Records Inc D-133 US 1962 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell (Who's Got De Ding Dong?) / Close Your Eyes album art The Bobbettes Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell (Who's Got De Ding Dong?) / Close Your Eyes (Single) Diamond Records Inc US 1963 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - My Mama Said album art The Bobbettes My Mama Said (Single) Diamond Records Inc US 1964 Sell This Version
D-166 The Bobbettes - In Paradise / I'm Climbing A Mountain album art The Bobbettes In Paradise / I'm Climbing A Mountain(7", Single, Promo) Diamond Records Inc D-166 US 1964 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet / I'm Climbing A Mountain album art The Bobbettes You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet / I'm Climbing A Mountain (Single) Diamond Records Inc US 1965 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - I've Gotta Face The World album art The Bobbettes I've Gotta Face The World (Single) RCA Victor US 1966 Sell This Version
47-8983 The Bobbettes - It's All Over / Happy Go Lucky Me album art The Bobbettes It's All Over / Happy Go Lucky Me(7", Single, Promo) RCA Victor 47-8983 US 1966 Sell This Version
The Bobbettes - That's A Bad Thing To Know / All In Your Mind album art The Bobbettes That's A Bad Thing To Know / All In Your Mind (Single) Mayhew Records, Mayhew Records Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version

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