“Just One Look” Performed By Doris Troy (1963) 2010 post

November 29, 2010


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#3 R&B, #10 Pop

Doris Higginsen was born in NYC. She became a background singer and songwriter for some of the great female  pop/soul singers in the era until she went solo with her own recording contract on Atlantic Records from 1963-1965.

Unfortunately,  “Just One Look” was to be her only top ten charting tune. But it seems rude and wrong to refer to Miss Troy as a “One-Hit Wonder’” considering her immense talent had her working in the music/entertainment industry  until her  death in 2004.

Troy was more appreciated in the UK during the Sixties and Seventies where she even cut a LP in 1970, on the Beatles Apple label under the guidance of George Harrison and the 5th Beatle Billy Preston.

She also recorded an LP in 1972 and one in 1974 for Polydor Records.

Troy then toured with the musical “Mama I Want To Sing” from the early eighties up until 1998. This was the musical version of her own life story.

On 10/10/2008 I did a post on this song. I make it a practice not to do repeats,  but I just had to dash off another post because the song has been stuck in my head all week.

When I went to upload the music for the post and found it already in the blog files it reminded me that  I had written on it a few years ago,  but I decided to go on with this final One Hit Wonder post of the month anyway. (Of course there are dozens more One Hit Wonder tunes to be found in the OSML archives so do check them out.)

If you are new to OSML it may be a treat for you. If  you have been around well then take another listen to “Just One Look”  as it is  surely worth another listen,  don’t you agree?  ;-)

Musically Yours,

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Filed under:Atlantic,Doris Troy,Fabulous Female Vocalists,Just One Look,One Hit Wonders,Pop/Soul,Sixties

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1 SupaStarry December 2, 2010 at 5:35 am

i LOVE this song! definitely worth it!

i also love the cover Martha And The Vandellas did, it was also the first version i heard.

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