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Lee Harris


"The Crow" would caw again, this time for Lee Harris- a second-string A.B.A. bandleader- who caught wind of the fad and arranged a renamed rendition, "Crow Baby Crow." A handsome leader with a compelling baritone and firebrand guitar skills, Harris kept a tight unit together with only drummer Dwight Jenkins and bassist Glenn Whitney-brother to Harry Whitney- known as the Tear Drop Revue. When a gig required it, Harris added singer Rita Rochelle, as well as myriad backing vocalists and horns he could easily work into the mix. In 1965, Philadelphia's Swan label still felt somewhat flush with proceeds from the Liverpudlian "She Loves You" and was willing to throw at the wall and see what stuck. "Crow Baby Crow" bounced off and simply flew away.


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