1963 Les Cooper and the Soul Rockers – Wiggle Wobble

1963 Les Cooper and the Soul Rockers – Wiggle Wobble

Les Cooper was born in Virginia and sang in several doo-wop groups in New York in the fifties. He also began managing the Charts, which featured lead  singer Joe Grier. The group reached #3 on the R&B chart in 1957 with their recording of Deserie. Most of the group disbanded when Joe entered the military in 1958, although several of the group’s members continued playing at oldies shows into the eighties.

Les formed a new group in the early sixties and began recording as Les Cooper and the Soul Rockers. In 1962, they released Dig Yourself on Everlast Records. The record featured Les on lead vocals and failed to chart.

Fortunately, the b-side of the single was an instrumental that featured Joe on a saxophone solo. Disk jockeys turned the record over and played Wiggle Wobble and the single took off. It peaked at #22 on the Hot 100 and #12 on the R&B chart.

Les never again reached the charts.


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