The song “Don’t Say Nothing’ Bad About My Baby” by The Cookies is a golden oldie that combines rhythm and blues style with some pop. This was a fun era for pioneering and combining sounds. The songwas written by the prolific team of Carole King and Gerry Goffin — and King provided some of the backup vocals. The singer believes that her man is good to her, and that’s all she cares about no matter what people tell her. In 1963, “Don’t Say Nothin’ Bad (About My Baby) went to #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the R&B Chart. The Cookies were an R&B girl group from Brooklyn and formed in 1954. The group, as was so often the case, had a number of personnel changes over the years, but the members for this record were Dorothy Jones, Earl-Jean McCrea, and Margaret Ross.
The Cookies sang, recorded, and performed their own songs, but they also worked as backup vocalists. Earlier members from the group, Ethel McCrea and Margie Hendricks, helped to form The Raelettes for Ray Charles. The Cookies were backup singers for many artists, including Neal Sedaka (“Breaking Up is Hard to Do”), Little Eva (“The Loco-Motion”), and Mel Tormé (“Comin’ Home Baby”), among others.