A couple of crackers for you today from The Cookies, one of the huge number of talented girl groups active in the early 1960s who deserved to be much bigger than they were.
First formed in Brooklyn in 1954 by two cousins and their friend, the original line-up split when two of the three went off and formed The Raelettes. The remaining member, Dorothy Jones, went home and enlisted another cousin and the friend's younger sister for the second, more successful, line-up.
They got their break backing Little Eva on her hits, which brought them to the attention of Gerry Goffin and Carole King who started writing for them - including "Chains" and "I'm Into Something Good", subsequently covered by the Beatles and Herman's Hermits.
Their biggest hit was "Don't Say Nothing Bad (About My Baby)", which got to number 7 in the States in 1963. Here it is with the follow up single, which inexplicably didn't chart at all.
"Don't Say Nothing Bad (About My Baby)" - The Cookies
"Will Power" - The Cookies