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September 29, 2011

Jay and the Americans - This Is It (1962)

Discovered at NYU in the late ‘50s, this group is remembered primarily for their amazing vocals. Having two different singers (John “Jay” Taynor and, later, David Blatt, who went by David Black or Jay Black), both going by the name of “Jay Black” while in the group, they were able to put out multiple hits throughout the 1960s. Their most well known song, “Come A Little Bit Closer,” reached #3 in 1964 and led to the group going on tour with The Beatles and The Righteous Brothers.

This song, from 1962, was sung by the original singer, Jay Taynor. After it failed to chart, Taynor decided to leave the group and pursue a solo career. Although slow, this song has great vocals and harmonies, making it worth remembering/hearing.

Jay and The Americans - This Is It

Jay and the Americans - This Is It (1962)

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Lyrics:

She doesn't love me anymore
She doesn't want my kisses
I know that this is it for me

She doesn't want me anymore
Somehow my touch just misses
I know that this is it for me

(So turn on the sun) I need the sunlight
Need its glow to make things bright
Without her, every day is black as night

(And bring out the moon) I need the moonlight
Brighter than it's ever shone
She is gone and I am so alone

(But she cried for me) When she cried for me
(Yes she cried for me) Yes she cried for me
(And she) woah woah wooah
(Could've laid down and died for me) woooah

She doesn't love me anymore
She doesn't want my kisses
I know that this is it for me

(This is it) Goodbye
(This is it) And so long, my little girl
(This is it) And I know, I know, I know
(This is it) That this is it for me

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