The Goodees

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The Goodees (Kay Evans, Sandra Jackson and Judy Williams) were an American pop music girl group who enjoyed brief popularity in the late 1960s. Formed in Memphis, Tennessee, the group is best known for the minor hit "Condition Red", a teen melodrama that bore a striking resemblance to the Shangri-Las hit "Leader of the Pack".[1]

The three girls became friends while attending Memphis' Messick High School. Interested in music, they started singing at school assemblies and local events. Their “break” came in 1967 when they won a local talent contest. The winning prize included an audition with Stax Records. Stax signed the trio to its newly formed HIP subsidiary.

Goodee Sandra Jackson more recently worked at SoulsVille USA, an on-line museum that chronicles the history of Memphis rhythm and blues.

The band's song, "Condition Red", was their only hit, peaking at #46 on the Billboard charts. "Condition Red" can be found on girl-group compilations such as Rhino's One Kiss Can Lead to Another and the first volume of the Where the Girls Are CD series. Their song "Jilted" can be found on volume six of the Where the Girls Are series.


In December 2010, Ace Records UK issued a CD compilation, Condition Red! The Complete Goodees. The album contains the entire Candy Coated Goodees LP, four non-LP singles and B-sides, and seven never-before released tracks.[2]

Compilation Track listing
  1. Condition Red
  2. Sad Song For Harry
  3. A Little Bit Of You
  4. Double Shot
  5. Worst that Could Happen
  6. Girl Crazy
  7. Jilted
  8. Didn't Know Love Was So Good
  9. My Boyfriend's Back
  10. Promises
  11. He's A Rebel
  12. For A Little While (non-LP single)
  13. Would You, Could You (non-LP b-side)
  14. Love Is Here (non-LP biside)
  15. Goodies (non-LP b-side)
  16. Angry Eyes (previously unreleased)
  17. Love Me Love (previously unreleased)
  18. Show Me How (previously unreleased)
  19. Last Of The Good Guys (previously unreleased)
  20. Didn't Know Love Was So Good (Alternate Version, previously unreleased)
  21. Have You Ever Hurt The One You Love (previously unreleased)
  22. Love Pill (previously unreleased)[2]


  1. ^ Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records 0857124994 Rob Bowman - 2011 Of these, all but two—the Goodees' “Condition Red” (Hip 8005) and Southwest F.O.B.'s “Smell of Incense” (Hip 9002)—were abject failures. The Goodees were a Memphis-based ensemble whose sound harkened back to the early 1960s girl ...
  2. ^ a b Richie Unterberger (2010-11-29). "Condition Red: Complete Goodees - The Goodees | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 

External links[edit]

  • "Goodees". Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  • Ace Records. "Ace Records". Ace Records. Retrieved 2016-06-24.