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J.J. Jackson


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Jerome Louis “J.J.” Jackson, born in Bronx, New York, is a soul/R&B singer, songwriter, and arranger. His singing style is as a belter.

Jackson started out as a songwriter and arranger for Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy Witherspoon, and the Shangri-Las, among others. He also composed the Pretty Things’ 1960s hit single “Come See Me.”

Jackson had his own 1966 hit with “But It’s Alright,” which he wrote with Pierre Tubbs. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The single was recorded in the United Kingdom, featuring some of Britain’s top jazz musicians of the day, including Terry Smith on guitar, Dick Morrissey on tenor sax and John Marshall on drums. He currently lives in Palmdale, CA.


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  • cousinbull

    Another great singer out if the Bronx

    28 Jul 2012 Reply
  • palmamod

    "It Seems Like I've Been Here Before" is just incredible

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Rapture5212011

    some good & memorable music from this singer/entertainer. Brings back fond memories from the 'baby boomer' generation of the 60s & 70s. God bless~!

    18 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Frank450Club

    Trying to find JJ. He knows me from The 450 in Northridge CA. Morris and Pete O also know me. He can email me at He is one of the best entertainers I have known. He might remember a birthday cake and cupcakes we made for him years ago. I also wear a Cadillac Emblem.

    8 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Sonofthe60s

    Despite the less than flattering end of the description of J.J. written above, "But It's Alright" is still a fantastic song.

    12 May 2009 Reply

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