JUNGLE FEVER HITS!
The Cadets’ only hit, a version of The Jay Hawks’ wacky Stranded In The Jungle, is released by Modern. The doo woppers, who also recorded as The Jacks, had mostly been knocking out covers of Nappy Brown, The Drifters, The Midnighters and even Elvis Presley since early ‘55. The Cadets’ take reaches number 15 in July: by August, their version and The Jay Hawks’ is joined by a third by The Gadabouts. Later interpretations come courtesy of Shorty Long, the New York Dolls and Adam Ant.
Do the strand(ed): The Cadets (clockwise from top left) Willie Davis, Dub Jones, Aaron Collins, Lloyd McCraw and Ted Taylor; (below) hit 45.