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Jay Traynor Passed Away January 2nd 2014.

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Jay Traynor Passed Away January 2nd 2014. magazine cover

After a two year battle with an illness JAY passed away on the 2nd of January, he was still performing in December 2013. The original JAY of JAY AND THE AMERICANS, but will be remembered more for his legendary Northern Soul track "Up and Over". This record means so much to me and I'm sure to lots of people on Soul Source. God Bless JAY TRAYNOR.


Paul Kidd



mikeJan 03 2014 02:02 PM


Chalky passed on the news via the forum earlier - can read that thread via link below






wiganer1Jan 03 2014 02:49 PM


rip jay - thanks for the memories





mrtagJan 03 2014 03:02 PM


Hi Paul, A very sad start to the New Year!! R.I.P Jay





PhilReevesJan 03 2014 03:14 PM


R.I.P Jay. What a great record "Up and Over" is.Never tired of hearing it.


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andys lockerJan 03 2014 04:50 PM


R.I.P,Jay. Yeah great record " Up and Over ".Had it in my box, before they all got nicked back in the early 80ts.





pk 22djJan 03 2014 07:36 PM


Sorry for not seeing yesterdays link, I had a quick search and couldn't see anything. Sad news all round.




ninjaJan 05 2014 04:11 PM




Sad News .............. Just listening AGAIN -







charley1Jan 05 2014 08:53 PM


Very sad news, when i hear Up and Over it brings back some great memories. Thanks Jay, RIP




SoulStuJan 20 2014 01:37 PM


Very sad, I remember the first time i heard Up & Over as a 14 year old at Pleasley Verney 'teatimer'. Great intro, great vocals. R.I.P.


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