A Little Bit of Soap – The Jarmels (1961) R&B #7, Pop #12
Richmond, Virginia’s Nathaniel Ruff , Ray Smith, Paul Burnett, Earl Christian and Tom Eldridge had been singing together in church and school. As a group, The Jarmels were signed to Laurie Records and their second single, “A Little Bit of Soap” composed by Bert Berns, was the hit that added them to the list of National One-Hit Wonders. 😉
Their first single, “Little Lonely One,” was a hit in New York only and their singles after “Soap” never charted.
Trivia: The Jarmel’s later membership included Richmond born Major Harris, who subsequently became part of the Delfonics and had a solo career as well peaking with the #1 smash “Love Won’t Let Me Wait.”
According to WIKI:
“Ray Smith, the only surviving original member, continues to tour as of September 2008 with four new members as the Jarmels.”
Here is a recently upload performance found on YouTube. Enjoy.