Jaye P. Morgan
|Genres:||Pop / Rock Vocals|
|Tags:||jazz swing adult contemporary jazz vocal 60s 50s swing jazz anyswing elmolewis42 early baby boomer|
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Mary Margaret Morgan, 3 December 1931, Mancos, Colorado, USA. Morgan performed with the Morgan Family Variety Troupe until her fathers death in 1945. At 18, her voice had matured to the husky contralto that would land her a job as featured singer with Frank DeVols 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 Yorks Robert Q. Lewis Show and, less regularly, on the nationally transmitted Stop The Music. After Thats 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...