Jay Black Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist Jay Black.
Book Jay Black and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and disco.


Jay Black

Born November 2, 1938, Jay Black began his music career by writing songs. After hearing some of his songs, he was asked by a record company to record the songs "No More" and "Forgive Me." Because Jay suffers from stage fright, he preferred to write and produce records which he did for the next few years.

In 1962, Jay and the Americans who had had a hit song "She Cried," with another lead singer were desperately seeking a replacement. Jay stepped forward with his unique and powerful voice. With Jay as lead singer, Jay and the Americans charted a string of hits on the United Artists label, including "Only In America," "Come A Little Bit Closer," "Cara Mia," "This Magic Moment," and "Walkin' In The Rain." During the group's heyday, they made countless television appearances, on shows such as Shindig, Hullabaloo, Where The Action Is, Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, Red Skelton, and Sammy Davis, Jr., and in 1966 were featured in the movie "Wild, Wild Winter" singing "Two of a Kind." Jay and the group were the opening act for The Beatles' first appearance in the United States, and they went on to open for The Rolling Stones and other top British acts. In spite of the British invasion, Jay and his boys carried the American flag almost single-handedly through the 1960's with 21 chart singles.

One of the group's hits "Sunday and Me" was the first hit song written by Neil Diamond thus launching his career. The group also takes credit for signing two unknowns -- Walter Becker and Donald Fagen -- to become their backup band. Becker and Fagen later went on to become the Grammy-award winning Steely Dan.

In the 1970's casting director Renée Valenti saw Jay perform and, on a hunch, asked him to read for a movie she was casting called "Contract on Cherry Street," which starred Frank Sinatra in his only made-for-TV movie. Being a singer, Jay went up for the role cocky and not caring, and he began to change all the dialog while reading. The casting director, producer and director were so impressed that Jay landed the role of a hit man over 2000 actors trying for the same role.

Because of contractual difficulties with the record companies, Jay decided he would focus on being an entertainer instead of a recording artist. This decision has paid off handsomely. To quote Jay, "I'm an entertainer who happens to sing." And sing he does, being given the title "The Voice" which once belonged to Frank Sinatra!

Jay Black continues to tour and play to sold-out audiences. Their stirring performance of "Cara Mia" on the 2001 PBS show "Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop" has generated a resurgence in popularity for the group, and Jay Black has earned the nickname "The King of Westbury" for his unparalleled record of sell-out concerts at New York's Westbury Music Fair, which is the number one venue of its size.


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50s & 60s

? and The Mysterians - The 5th Dimension - The Association - Bill Medley - Righteous Brothers - Billy J Kramer - B. J. Thomas - Bobby Rydell - Brenda Lee - Brian Hyland - Cathy Jean and The Roommates - The Capris - The Chiffons - Chris Montez - Chubby Checker - The Classics - The Coasters
Connie Francis - The Contours - The Crystals - Danny & The Juniors - Dee Dee Sharp - Dennis Tufano original lead singer of The Buckinghams - Dickey Lee
Dion DiMucci - The Drifters - The Duprees - Larry Chance and The Earls - Eddie Holman - Eric Burdon & The Animals - Fabian
Terry Johnson's Flamingos - The Four Tops - Frankie Avalon - La La Brooks lead singer of The Crystals - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Freddy Cannon -
1910 Fruitgum Company
- Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Gary "US" Bonds - Gene "The Duke of Earl" Chandler - The Happenings
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone - Terry Sylverter of The Hollies - Jay & The Americans
Jay Black (The Voice) - Jerry Butler - Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners - Jimmy Clanton - Johnny of Santo & Johnny - Johnny Rivers - Johnny Tillotson
Joey Dee & The Starliters - Jr. Walker's Allstar Band - Kathy Young - Kenny Vance & The Planotones - Little Anthony & The Imperials - Little Peggy March
Mark Lindsay Former Lead Singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders - Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs - Merrilee Rush - The Mystics - Lenny Welch - Little Richard - Lou Christie - The Lovin Spoonful - The Marcels - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Marvelettes - Mary Wilson of The Supremes - Mel Carter - Mitch Ryder - Motortown All-Stars - The Orlons - Paul and Paula
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals - Randy & The Rainbows - Ron Dante of The Archies - The Reflections - Sam Moore of Sam & Dave
Sam the Sham - The Shadows of Knight - The Shirelles - Shirley Alston Reeves Original lead singer of The Shirelles - Smokey Robinson / The Miracles
The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards - The Tokens - Tommy James & The Shondells - Tommy Roe - The Turtles - The Tymes - The Vogues

70s & 80s

Air Supply - Ambrosia - America - Anita Ward - A Taste of Honey - Bowzer (formerly of Sha Na Na) - The Chi-lites - Chuck Negron, Formerly of Three Dog Night
The Delfonics - Dionne Warwick - Don McLean - The Dramatics - Dr. Elmo - Evelyn "Champagne" King - Foreigner - Freda Payne - Gloria Gaynor
Journey - J.T. Taylor - Kool and the Gang - KC & The Sunshine Band - Kool and the Gang - The Manhattans - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr - Martha Wash
Marty Balin - Maxine Nightingale - Melanie - O’Jays - Patti LaBelle - Peaches & Herb - Peter Frampton - Poco’s Paul Cotton - The Pointer Sisters - Sister Sledge
The Spinners - The Stylistics - Styx - Suzi Quatro - Tavares - Thelma Houston - Three Dog Night - Tony Orlando - The Trammps - Village People - War

Jay Black Booking Agent – Cape Entertainment Agency
Music booking agents for original recording artist Jay Black.
Book Jay Black and other top celebrity talent from Doo Wop, the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and disco.


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