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  • fiftiestwo
    Singing Star Dust with her brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1RltuXCo9s Gong Show ( It was Chuck Barris s Show. ) Popsicles ( Jaye P. said this is how
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 18, 2010
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      Singing Star Dust with her brothers
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1RltuXCo9s

      Gong Show ( It was Chuck Barris's Show. )
      Popsicles ( Jaye P. said this is how she got her start. )
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUkzIx382mM

      Some parts were blocked from the TV audience.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq3oKdY67u8

      I posted Fan It just now at the Trad group. Thank you.

      Tom Parker was only sentimental about money and he gambled it all away.
      I think his wife wanted Elvis to record Are You Lonesome Tonight.


      --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" <larryonline@...> wrote:
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      > Glad to learn of your recollections about Jaye P., JD.
      >
      > I didn't know Col. Parker had a sentimental bone in his body. Guess I was just suspicious of the timing of Elvis' record. No one had seemingly thought about "Are You Lonesome Tonight" for a decade, then just after Jaye P.'s near hit on it, here comes Elvis with the same song.
      >
      > Sure, use the songs anyway you'd like. A net friend says that Jaye P. hung around with Gov. Jimmie Davis and his group, while he was in the mansion at Baton Rouge. I don't know what her involvement with Penny was except they were both on RCA Victor.
      >
      > Funny, but I have no memory of the Gong Show. Was that Barris' show?
      >
      > The record I used to play over and over was her duet with Eddy on "If'n". Didn't know Arnold could sing that fast. Shows what two old pros can do when given a fun song.
      >
      > Anyone ever heard of the Morgan Brothers? Another Morgan that was popular around the same time was Jane Morgan, best remembered for the song "Fascination". But she was born Jane Currier in Boston, so she couldn't have been related. In 1970, Jane Morgan did the novelty "A Girl Named Johnny Cash".
      >
      > Larry Davis
      >
      >
      > From: fiftiestwo
      > Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 7:47 AM
      > To: Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [Coulda-Been-Country] Re: Jaye P. Morgan
      >
      >
      > Thank you for those Jay P. Morgan posts. I had heard some of her hits when they were new. I didn't hear most of them.
      > I just had the idea of straight old style popular music.
      > I found that she was really a character on the Gong Show.
      >
      > I liked Jo Stafford in the pop, but much later I learned how much of a comic character she was, along with the great singing.
      > I learn a lot in youtube.
      >
      > I think that Jaye P. could have done a great job on all the Connie Francis songs. That is not knocking Connie.
      >
      > Elvis listened to all kinds of music. I know that he enjoyed some pop. I know about Dean Martin for sure.
      > I sure dislike Tom Parker, but he was the one who wanted Elvis to do Are You Lonesome Tonight. I think it was like a request for his wife.
      >
      > If it is OK, I would like to add Fan It in the Trad group files.
      > I really like the two with Hank Penny.
      > JD
      >
      > --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" <larryonline@> wrote:
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      > > As promised you can find 26 tracks by this '50s songbird now in files here
      > > http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/Coulda-Been-Country/files/

      > >
      > > I hope you enjoy hearing one of the forgotten singers of the '50s, Jaye P. Morgan.
      > >
      > > Larry Davis
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    • colinkilgour
      Surely Elvis Are You Lonesome Tonight was pretty much a carbon copy of the earlier version by Al Jolson? In England, Jane Morgan had good sales on 2
      Message 2 of 8 , Jan 19, 2010
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        Surely Elvis' "Are You Lonesome Tonight" was pretty much a carbon copy of the earlier version by Al Jolson?

        In England, Jane Morgan had good sales on 2 terrific songs - were these known in North America?

        The Day The Rains Came
        If Only I Could Live My Life Again

        from memory, both translations from the French (the first at least, from Gilbert Becaud)

        Other JM songs which were terrific were Romantica, Two Different Worlds and Bacharach's With Open Arms with which Adam Faith hit in the UK

        Colin:
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        --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" <larryonline@...> wrote:
        >
        > Glad to learn of your recollections about Jaye P., JD.
        >
        > I didn't know Col. Parker had a sentimental bone in his body. Guess I was just suspicious of the timing of Elvis' record. No one had seemingly thought about "Are You Lonesome Tonight" for a decade, then just after Jaye P.'s near hit on it, here comes Elvis with the same song.
        >
        > Sure, use the songs anyway you'd like. A net friend says that Jaye P. hung around with Gov. Jimmie Davis and his group, while he was in the mansion at Baton Rouge. I don't know what her involvement with Penny was except they were both on RCA Victor.
        >
        > Funny, but I have no memory of the Gong Show. Was that Barris' show?
        >
        > The record I used to play over and over was her duet with Eddy on "If'n". Didn't know Arnold could sing that fast. Shows what two old pros can do when given a fun song.
        >
        > Anyone ever heard of the Morgan Brothers? Another Morgan that was popular around the same time was Jane Morgan, best remembered for the song "Fascination". But she was born Jane Currier in Boston, so she couldn't have been related. In 1970, Jane Morgan did the novelty "A Girl Named Johnny Cash".
      • Larry Davis
        Two Different Worlds gave Roger Williams first billing here. It just missed the top 40. Romantica and If Only I Could Live My Life Again remained album
        Message 3 of 8 , Jan 19, 2010
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          "Two Different Worlds" gave Roger Williams first billing here. It just missed the top 40. "Romantica" and "If Only I Could Live My Life Again" remained album tracks only. The others you list were significant hits in the U.S.

          You didn't mention "Fascination" which reached #7 and was Jane Morgan's biggest hit here. It stayed on the chart for 29 weeks, probably due to it being a theme from the Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn film "Love In The Afternoon".

          Larry Davis


          From: colinkilgour
          Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:58 AM
          To: Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: [Coulda-Been-Country] Re: Jaye P. Morgan


          Surely Elvis' "Are You Lonesome Tonight" was pretty much a carbon copy of the earlier version by Al Jolson?

          In England, Jane Morgan had good sales on 2 terrific songs - were these known in North America?

          The Day The Rains Came
          If Only I Could Live My Life Again

          from memory, both translations from the French (the first at least, from Gilbert Becaud)

          Other JM songs which were terrific were Romantica, Two Different Worlds and Bacharach's With Open Arms with which Adam Faith hit in the UK

          Colin:
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          --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" <larryonline@...> wrote:
          >
          > Glad to learn of your recollections about Jaye P., JD.
          >
          > I didn't know Col. Parker had a sentimental bone in his body. Guess I was just suspicious of the timing of Elvis' record. No one had seemingly thought about "Are You Lonesome Tonight" for a decade, then just after Jaye P.'s near hit on it, here comes Elvis with the same song.
          >
          > Sure, use the songs anyway you'd like. A net friend says that Jaye P. hung around with Gov. Jimmie Davis and his group, while he was in the mansion at Baton Rouge. I don't know what her involvement with Penny was except they were both on RCA Victor.
          >
          > Funny, but I have no memory of the Gong Show. Was that Barris' show?
          >
          > The record I used to play over and over was her duet with Eddy on "If'n". Didn't know Arnold could sing that fast. Shows what two old pros can do when given a fun song.
          >
          > Anyone ever heard of the Morgan Brothers? Another Morgan that was popular around the same time was Jane Morgan, best remembered for the song "Fascination". But she was born Jane Currier in Boston, so she couldn't have been related. In 1970, Jane Morgan did the novelty "A Girl Named Johnny Cash".




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        • Norm Perry
          Jane Morgan, not to be confused with Jaye P. Morgan the original subject of this message, was born in Boston and raised in Florida. She became popular in
          Message 4 of 8 , Jan 19, 2010
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            Jane Morgan, not to be confused with Jaye P. Morgan the original "subject" of this message, was born in Boston and raised in Florida. She became popular in France before achieving fame as a TV and nightclub singer in the U.S.
            Her biggest hit in the U.S. was "Fascination" which had a 29 week chart run in 1957 peaking at #7.
            Her other U.S. chart hits were:
            -- TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS in 1956 with pianist Roger Williams, 12 weeks peaking at #41
            -- THE DAY THE RAINS CAME in 1958 for 15 weeks peaking at #21
            -- WITH OPEN ARMS in 1959 for 11 weeks peaking at #39
            -- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY in 1959 for 9 weeks peaking at #57

            Her "Fascination" hit, BTW, was billed as Jane Morgan & The Troubadours. She died in 1974.

            :-)) Norm :-))

            ----- Original Message -----
            From: colinkilgour
            To: Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 7:58 AM
            Subject: [Coulda-Been-Country] Re: Jaye P. Morgan


            Surely Elvis' "Are You Lonesome Tonight" was pretty much a carbon copy of the earlier version by Al Jolson?

            In England, Jane Morgan had good sales on 2 terrific songs - were these known in North America?

            The Day The Rains Came
            If Only I Could Live My Life Again

            from memory, both translations from the French (the first at least, from Gilbert Becaud)

            Other JM songs which were terrific were Romantica, Two Different Worlds and Bacharach's With Open Arms with which Adam Faith hit in the UK

            Colin

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            --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" <larryonline@...> wrote:
            >
            > Glad to learn of your recollections about Jaye P., JD.
            >
            > I didn't know Col. Parker had a sentimental bone in his body. Guess I was just suspicious of the timing of Elvis' record. No one had seemingly thought about "Are You Lonesome Tonight" for a decade, then just after Jaye P.'s near hit on it, here comes Elvis with the same song.
            >
            > Sure, use the songs anyway you'd like. A net friend says that Jaye P. hung around with Gov. Jimmie Davis and his group, while he was in the mansion at Baton Rouge. I don't know what her involvement with Penny was except they were both on RCA Victor.
            >
            > Funny, but I have no memory of the Gong Show. Was that Barris' show?
            >
            > The record I used to play over and over was her duet with Eddy on "If'n". Didn't know Arnold could sing that fast. Shows what two old pros can do when given a fun song.
            >
            > Anyone ever heard of the Morgan Brothers? Another Morgan that was popular around the same time was Jane Morgan, best remembered for the song "Fascination". But she was born Jane Currier in Boston, so she couldn't have been related. In 1970, Jane Morgan did the novelty "A Girl Named Johnny Cash".
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          • colinkilgour
            Thanks for the feedback, to Larry and Norm. Jane was a lovely singer That Two Different Worlds song was a beaut and I also enjoyed versions by John Gary and
            Message 5 of 8 , Jan 20, 2010
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              Thanks for the feedback, to Larry and Norm. Jane was a lovely singer

              That 'Two Different Worlds' song was a beaut and I also enjoyed versions by John Gary and our Ronnie Hilton



              --- In Coulda-Been-Country@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Davis" <larryonline@...> wrote:
              >
              > "Two Different Worlds" gave Roger Williams first billing here. It just missed the top 40. "Romantica" and "If Only I Could Live My Life Again" remained album tracks only. The others you list were significant hits in the U.S.
              >
              > You didn't mention "Fascination" which reached #7 and was Jane Morgan's biggest hit here. It stayed on the chart for 29 weeks, probably due to it being a theme from the Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn film "Love In The Afternoon".
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