Jerk and Twine – 1964 Take Me For A Little While Trust In Me Selfish One is the foremost recording remembered in the UK by Jackie Ross. She made it at the age of 15. She did the original version of Take Me For A Little While which is superb. Simultaneously it was copied by Blue Cat artist Evie Sands. Years later it was given the original soulful treatment similar to Jackie Ross, but by Patti LaBelle (Atlantic) and it was a hit as a cover version of Pattie’s cover by Vanilla Fudge. Jerk and Twine, another Jackie Ross track named after the dance crazes of the same name, probably originated by the Miracles – Jerk.and Alvin Cash – Twine Time. She was from St. Louis, born there in January 30, 1946, the daughter of preacher parents. Naturally she started out as a gospel singer and made her first public debut on her parents’ radio gospel at age three. 1954 Moving to Chicago, a friend of her mother’s, signed her to his SAR label where her first single “Hard Times,” was recorded in 1962. Selfish One was cut at Chess after her move there from SAR. 1964 Jerk And Twine was a massive hit at the Twisted Wheel Manchester and the ‘B’ side was also popular but subject to lyric confusion. Most people thought she was singing about her ‘Nude’ lover when in fact it was called ‘New Lover’- an almost identical track to Selfish One. In those far off days sound systems in clubs were usually pretty distorted and records were mono. Often the sound was so muffled that various misinterpretations could be made. “I’ve Got the Skill,” “Take Me for a Little While” followed in 1965. 1967 she signed to Brunswick due to lack of royalty payments from Chess (tell it to Bo Diddley!) and two years later she moved to Fountain Productions.