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Crescendos and Janice Green

was the girl behind the voice crooning over the top of the Crescendos on “Oh Julie”?

This is her – Janice Green and this was her only known single recording solo from 1958 about a year after “Oh Julie”. Beyond her brief moment on the hit record nothing more is known of Janice Green.

Green with the Crescendos

The Crescendos started off in 1957 as “The Spades” a group which included a female piano player named Joan.

The Spades (with Joan)

They named themselves after a television 90 minute special.  When they recorded “Oh Julie” Janice was then only 16 years old.  She came from east Nashville.

“Oh Julie” actually charted higher on the R&B charts – number 4 than the Hot 100 – number 5 – The song would be the group’s first and last chart appearance. They released five singles – 3 on the Nasco label and 2 on the tiny Scarlet label out of Nashville.

Crescendos Discography

Nasco 45-6005 – Charted Hot 100 Number 6 – R&B Number 5 – November, 1957

45 – Nasco 45-6009 – April, 1958

45 – Nasco 45-6021 – October, 1958

45 – Scarlet 45-4007 – November, 1960

45 – Scarlet 45-4009 – April, 1961

45 – Tap 7027 – 1962 (reissue)

LP – Guest Star GS 1458 – Oh! Julie – 1962

LP Scarlet – 1991 Reissue

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