Posted by on 02/02/2010

Chuck Jackson - Tell Him I'm Not Home

Chuck Jackson - Tell Him I'm Not Home

This is a February 2, 1963 advertisement for Chuck Jackson’s classic single “Tell Him I’m Not Home.”

The track was released by Wand, which was a subsidiary Scepter Records.

Scepter was owned by Florence Greenberg, who was honored during the Grammy’s with the Trustee Award on Sunday night (January 31).

Greenberg’s labels recorded a variety of African-American artists including Dionne Warwick, Chuck Jackson and The Shirelles, who were the first female pop group to have a #1 pop single.

She is also considered to be the first modern female mogul in the recording industry with a formidable roster that also included songwriting duo Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

Chuck Jackson

Chuck Jackson

As for Chuck Jackson, he got his start singing with the legendary doo-wop group The Del-Vikings before he was discovered singing on a Jackie Wilson Revue.

Bob Babbitt (Funk Brothers), Stax CEO Al Bell, Grouchy Greg and Chuck Jackson

Bob Babbitt (Funk Brothers), Stax CEO Al Bell, Grouchy Greg and Chuck Jackson

He signed with Wand in 1961 and cranked out hits like “Any Day Now,” “I Don’t Want to Cry” and “Tell Him I’m Not Home,” along with a variety of dance records and collaborations with Maxine Brown.

He left Wand for Motown in 1967 at Smokey Robinson’s behest and released two albums, Chuck Jackson Arrives and Going Back to Chuck Jackson.

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