The Story and Music of Cathy Carr

The Story and Music of Cathy Carr

Introduction The late traditional pop singer Cathy Carr (1936-1988) was a Bronx, New York native who started her entertainment career as a child performer on The Children’s Hour. As an adult, she went on to etch several placements on the Billboard pop music chart during the 50s music era. However, “Ivory Tower” … Read more

The Story and Music of Joni James

Joni James

  Introduction to Joni James Joni James is a 50s music era traditional pop singer known for her crystal-clear sweet vocals.  Born into an Italian family as Giovanna Carmella Babbo, James studied drama and ballet in her teens.  In 1952 she was signed by MGM.  Her first single, “Why Don’t You Believe … Read more

The Story and Music of Gogi Grant

Gogi Grant

Introduction to Gogi Grant Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Aubrey Arinsberg in 1924) is an American singer and recording artist who figured prominently in the 50s music scene. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she moved with her family in Los Angeles, California where she also started her singing career. While in her teens, she … Read more

Johnny Desmond, 1950s Crooner

Johnny Desmond

Career summary on Johnny Desmond Johnny Desmond was an American traditional pop singer, born Detroit, Michigan. His notable hits were “Guilty”, “Because Of You”, “Nina Never Knew”, “Woman”, “Play Me Hearts and Flowers”, “Yellow Rose Of Texas”, and “Sixteen Tons”, among many others. Other artists’ version of Desmond’s recordings were more popular; … Read more

Introduction to Steve Lawrence

Steve Lawrence

Introduction to Steve Lawrence Singer and award-winning actor Steve Lawrence is probably remembered as a member of “Steve and Eydie” with his wife, singer Eydie Gorme. In his solo career Lawrence scored many Billboard hits such as “Party Doll,” “Pretty Blue Eyes,” “Footsteps,” and the chart-topper “Go Away, Little Girl.” He has … Read more

Introduction to Mindy Carson

Mindy Carson

Introduction Mindy Carson is an American traditional pop singer whose career spanned from the mid 1940s until the late 1950s. The former secretary took on professional singing in the 1940s, resulting with a debut on a radio show with Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra. Her first charting was single “Rumors Are Flying” in 1946 … Read more

Who is Julius LaRosa?

Julius La Rosa

Julius LaRosa is a traditional pop singer and television and radio personality whose career started during the 1950s. A quick overview of Julius LaRosa’s career Julius LaRosa is an American singer in the traditional vein. His career became particularly prominent in the 1950s. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1930. … Read more