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(Jack Sigler. Jr.)

Sundi 6811

No. 2   May 31, 1969




Jack Sigler, Jr., was born in Tampa, Florida, in 1950.   In high school, while playing in the school band,

Jack decided to stuff the Sousa and form a rock’n’roll unit with some fellow school band members.   In

almost zip time, the group, Mercy, was gigging at local dances.   In 1968, Jack went off to the University

of Southern Florida.


Mercy’s line-up shifted a bit at this point, but soon settled down to include Sigler (guitar), Ronnie Caudell

(guitar), Rodger Fuentes (drums), Buddy Goode ( bass), Debbie Lewis (organ), Jamie Marvell (guitar),

and Brenda McNish (piano).

George Roberts, a Hollywood producer, came to Tampa with Lou Chaney, Jr., to film Fireball Jungle.   

Jack’s father was good friends with the movie mogul, and recommended that Roberts catch his son’s act.

The producer liked one Mercy number called “Love (Can Make You Happy),” so the tune was recorded

and included in Fireball Jungleonly the film was never released.


Not overly discouraged, Mercy managed to place their gooey Steve Alaimo-Brad Shapiro production with

Sundi, a small independent label.   After months of airplay and some chart action in the Miami

area,Warn­er Bros. stepped in and acquired the disk for national distribution.


“Love (Can Make You Happy)” proved to be an unrepeatable smash.   Wonder why?  Mercy’s immediate

follow-up was “Forever;’ a well-worn Buddy Killen number to which the late-PETE DRAKE and the

LITTLE DIPPERS owe their One-Hit Wonder status.   Mercy managed to chart with their retread (#79,

1969), but the platter would be their final notable–only one more single is known to have been released.

Jack, Jr.’s interest apparently turned else where, and the “Mercy” name was shelved.