Jay and the Americans was a pop music group popular in the 1960s. Their initial lineup consisted of John "Jay" Traynor, Howard Kane, Kenny Vance and Sandy Deanne, though their greatest success on the charts came after Traynor had been replaced as lead singer by Jay Black. They were discovered while performing in student venues at New York University in the late 1950s. They auditioned for Leiber and Stoller, who gave the group its name. In the manner of the time, Leiber and Stoller wanted to extend this to "Binky Jones and the Americans," but Traynor declined to be known as Binky Jones his whole career. He instead offered up "Jay," a family nickname, and it suited everyone. In 1968, they recorded the 11th album with their favorite oldies called Sands of Time, which included "This Magic Moment," which was originally done by the Drifters. The single went to #9 in January 1969. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The group split in 1973.
01 - This Magic Moment 02 - Pledging My Love 03 - Can't We Be Sweethearts 04 - My Prayer 05 - So Much In Love 06 - Since I Don't Have You 07 - Gypsy Woman 08 - Hushabye 09 - When You Dance 10 - Life Is But A Dream 11 - Mean Woman Blues 12 - Goodnight My Love