October 24, 2007

Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars - Try A Little Love (Blue Elephant LP 899.002)

Oscar Harris to many is the most successful singer from Suriname. He left for The Netherlands in the mid 60's and started a group called "The Twinkel Stars".The group consisted of Suriname musicians who left their country mostly for study purposes.
In 1968 they where joined by Billy Jones who had been stationed in Germany for the US army and decided not to return back home.

Before leaving his native country Oscar had local hits that where never recorded but put on tape at a local radio station. There's information that some of these recordings are now owned by a Suriname collector in Holland.
His first 45 was a hit called "T O P" in 1969 with the Twinkle Stars.
Todays song was his second hit and made it in many countries in Europe, South Africa, Indonesia, The Caribbean & South America. Oscar never made it in the US this song was released there but it failed.

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Oscar Harris at the right front and Billy Jones at the center of one of there album covers.

Oscar left the group in 1973 for a successful solo career. Jones stayed with the group and released 2 great albums (both collectors albums) with them before leaving in 1980, he passed away 2 years later.
Oscar is still performing and doing well.

Download > Try A Little Love Oscar Harris & The Twinkle Stars

I'll be doing a post on Billy Jones in the near future. He's got some great covers and originals on his 2 albums. Billy also co-wrote some songs with Oscar Harris.


Anonymous said...

I think the song has a nice rhythym nice lyrics...

Ericos said...

It is a beautiful love song with a great beat. I just dig it.

jordinair said...

oscar and billy jones also did a deep soul album together, which is really great, i have evrything of both of em,

Ben The Balladeer said...

hi jordinair, thanks for your comment. I'm looking for some old singles by the Twinkle Star. I believe they where released on a Belgium label. These where before the group had Oscar Harris as there lead singer an they where calles Oscar Harris and The Twinkle Stars.
Do you have those songs.
Like to hear from you

Kromec said...

Im sorry about not posting the songs earlier but my PC crashed along with my Hard Disk so I lost almost everything. Will try to upload some songs of the twinkle stars that i got...please keep in mind that my connection is very slow but I'll upload them 1 by 1. It's their album "The Best of Trotyl".

Kromec said...

Track 1 download link

Kromec said...

Am sending the rest of the links to your e-mail. Maybe you can put them together and upload them as 1 rar file.