Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#736 (Week of 12/10/11 - 12/16/11)


"Yes...Yes..."/"Ricka, Jicka, Jack"
by Ray Jackson And His Jackets
on Besax S-1001-A/B
released Late 1940's (?)


Above: Both Ray Jackson And His Jackets and the Besax label are obscure. Research resulted in nothing definitive found for either. This may have been the only shot at fame for each.

"Yes...Yes..." is a double-entendre ditty that had been recorded by several others, including The Three Peppers in 1937 as "The Duck's Yas Yas Yas" and Three Bits Of Rhythm in 1946 as "Yas, Yas, Yas." This Besax version has references to "Cement Mixer" and "Open The Door, Richard," two hit novelty songs from 1946-1947. "Ricka, Jicka, Jack" had been recorded by Stan Kenton's Orchestra in 1946. Perhaps, these indications suggest the Besax record was released in the late 1940's.


Above: George Moonoogian has claimed that Besax was a subsidiary of Philadelphia's Palda Records. The columns above dated (L) 7/9/49 and (R) 10/15/49 indicate that Palda was involved in "race" music and may have had a label devoted to it. Palda did have a "sepia series" in the late 1940's (see example label above).

Listen to this week's selections by Ray Jackson And His Jackets on Besax S-1001-A/B from Late 1940's (?): [Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]

          1. Yes...Yes...
          2. Ricka, Jicka, Jack
          BOTH played in sequence

     B. Download RealAudio...
          1. Yes...Yes...
          2. Ricka, Jicka, Jack

     C. Stream/Download Media Player...
          1. Yes...Yes...
          2. Ricka, Jicka, Jack

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