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The Essex

The Essex was an R&B group formed in 1962 by several active-duty Marines stationed on Okinawa. The founding members were Walter Vickers and Rodney Taylor, and when they were transferred from Okinawa to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, they added fellow Marines Billy Hill and Rudolph Johnson to the group. They later took on Anita Humes, a female and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dogfight Soundtrack
All I Wanna Do
All I Wanna Do Soundtrack
Shag Soundtrack
Stealing Sinatra
Stealing Sinatra Soundtrack


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 2003 Stealing Sinatra (performer: "Easier Said Than Done")
 1998 All I Wanna Do (performer: "Easier Said Than Done")
 1991 Dogfight (performer: "EASIER SAID THAN DONE")
 1989/I Shag (performer: "Easier Said Than Done")

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Album (as Anita Humes and The Essex): "Young and Lively" (Roulette Records) See more »

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Members have included Walter Vickers, Rodney Taylor, Billy Hill, Rudolph Johnson, Anita Humes.

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