b. Joseph Stafford Jr., 1936, Arkansas, U.S.A.
d. 4th September 2016, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Joe Jeffrey will, probably, be best remembered for his 1969 hit ‘My Pledge Of Love’, as part of his group the Joe Jeffrey Group.
The single reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year.
The Joe Jeffrey Group comprised of Joe (vocals, guitar), Al Russ (bass), Charles Perry (percussion) and Ron Browning (drums).
The group were signed to the Wand imprint for 5 single releases between 1969 and 1970 (‘My Pledge Of Love’ b/w ‘Margie’, ‘Dreamin Till Then’ b/w ‘The Train’, ‘Hey Hey Woman’ b/w ‘The Chance Of Loving You’ in 1969, ‘My Baby Loves Lovin' b/w ‘The Chance Of Loving You’, ‘A Hundred Pounds Of Clay’ b/w ‘Power Of Love’, both in 1970).
my pledge of love - 1969
They released one album called ‘My Pledge Of Love’ in 1969.
His band also recorded a version of ‘My Baby Loves Lovin', a song which was also recorded by the Sixties rock group White Plains.
The following decade saw Joe performing locally as a solo singer, where he performed his singles, along with R&B evergreen tunes.
Following a long battle with cancer, Joe passed away in 2016.
My Pledge To Love (Wand Records 1969)