Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Georgia Gibbs 1919 - 2006
Nice to find this one in the same charity shop with it's original sleeve on the Mercury label.
"Gibbs was born Frieda Lipschitz in Worcester, Massachusetts, the youngest of four children of Russian Jewish immigrant parents. Her father died when she was six months old, and she spent her first seven years in an orphanage in Worcester, separated from her other siblings.
She revealed a natural talent for singing at a very young age, and was given the lead in the orphanage's yearly variety show. She was reunited with her mother (who had visited her once every other month) when the latter found employment as a midwife. However, her job often forced her to leave her daughter alone for weeks at a time with only a Philco radio for company."
Wikipedia entry on Georgia Gibbs HERE.
Georgia Gibbs - Tweedle Dee
Georgia Gibbs - You're Wrong, All Wrong
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