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14 November 1915, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, d. 8 December 2006, Brentwood, California, USA. The Liltin Miss Tilton, as she was often introduced by radio announcers, spent much of her early life in and around Los Angeles, appearing on local radio during the mid-30s. She sang with various bands including Jimmy Dorsey in 1936, then appeared with a vocal group, Three Hits And A Miss, on Benny Goodmans Camel Caravan radio show before joining Goodman as a regular band vocalist in August 1937. During her two-year stay she was featured on well over 40 of the bands tracks, including two US number 1s - And The Angels Sing and I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart.
During World War II, Tilton toured US bases with Jack Benny and signed for Capitol Records, having a big hit in 1944 with Sammy Cahn and Jule Stynes Ill Walk Alone, only to be beaten to the top of the charts by Jo...