Jaye P. Morgan

Genres: Vocals
Descriptive "tags": adult contemporary jazz swing early baby boomer anyswing under 2000 listeners elmolewis42 Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Mary Margaret Morgan, 3 December 1931, Mancos, Colorado, USA. Morgan performed with the Morgan Family Variety Troupe until her father’s death in 1945. At 18, her voice had matured to the husky contralto that would land her a job as featured singer with Frank DeVol’s orchestra and then that of Hank Penny, an RCA Records recording artist. Through Penny, the company signed Morgan who reached a wider audience during two years of weekly radio exposure on New York’s Robert Q. Lewis Show and, less regularly, on the nationally transmitted Stop The Music. After ‘That’s All I Want From You’ came close to topping the US chart in 1954, ‘Danger, Heartbreak Ahead’, ‘The Longest Walk’ and ‘Pepper-Hot Baby’ were smashes the following year - as were ‘Chee Chee Oo Chee’ and ‘Two Lost Souls’ (from Broadway musical Damn Yankees) - duets with Perry Como. However, a link-up on record with Eddy Arnold proved...

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