|Genres:||Easy Listening Vocals|
|Tags:||jazz 50s pop female vocalists easy listening female jazz vocal american oldies vocal standards j female voices sweet all spotify need to rate your cheating heart kinescope j james early baby boomer|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs lyrics VIAF wikidata wikipedia|
Giovanna Carmella Babbo, 22 September 1930, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Growing up during the Depression years, James attended drama and dance lessons and organized a ballet club in high school. Following graduation, she worked as a dancer and began singing. In 1952 she recorded her first tracks for MGM Records, with the second single, Why Dont You Believe Me, becoming a million-seller and a number 1 hit on the US pop charts. The hit was later covered by both Patti Page and Margaret Whiting. James next two singles, the double-sided hit Have You Heard/Wishing Ring and a cover of Hank Williams Your Cheatin Heart, were also major hits. James hit the Top 10 four more times up to 1955 with Almost Always, My Love, My Love, How Important Can It Be? and You Are My Love. James continued to record for MGM until 1964; when the hits stopped coming she retired from...