Saturday, August 17, 2013

Late Night with Gogi Grant


Many of my friends are always puzzled by my music choices. When I do a post on some artist, my young friends are like "How old are you to know  who this is?" My older friends are impressed, and always say" How do you know who that is?"  Well growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandmother's house and she often had on classical and jazz with the crooners. And it's not unusual  most nights to hear the old swingers and singers to be playing around the Casa here with cock-a-tail in hand. And Gogi Grant  is a favorite here....


Gogi Grant  was from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the age of 12, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she attended Venice High School. In California, she won a teenage singing contest and appeared on television talent shows. In 1952 she began to record, using first the name "Audrey Brown" and later "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue." She is best known for her long-running classic #1 hit, "The Wayward Wind.

 

12 comments:

  1. This is really nice for a slow evening. And I'm typing this as I'm listening to Eminem of all people!

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  2. My heavens, a name I haven't heard in ages, and I so love her music. And your right perfect for a nice evening with cocktails.

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  3. How I wish we still had talent like this... Just flawless! So thankful I had grandparents also to share this great music with me so I too could appreciate it. Thank you for posting.

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  4. (sings)

    and the wayward wind
    is a restless wind
    a restless wind
    that yearns to wander
    and he was born
    the next of kin
    the next of kin
    to the wayward wind

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    1. *places tip jar in foyer for Anne Marie's talents*

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  5. I remember when I was a young queen in the 50's listening to Gogi on the radio and being enthralled by her. It is still wonderful

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  6. I remember driving with my parents from the East Coast to the West Coast in 1956. This was before the Interstate Highways and it took a eight days. Gogi Grant was on every AM radio station. What great memories.

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  7. Gogi Grant... perfect "Sunday Music"! Jx

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    1. Can I get you a gin and something silk to slip into dear?

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    2. A houseboy would do nicely... Jx

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  8. I share the same story, listening to my grandparents records. Yma Sumac and Keely Smith etc, imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Rusty Warren and Moms Mabley. My Grandmother always cringed when I played what she called, "Those dirty behind the counter records."

    BTW, I think you might enjoy, http://www.retrococktail.org/

    I've been listening to it since 1999 and it's perfect for cocktail hour which I assume is all day long at the casa as it is me casa.

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    1. You sure do know how to wet a appetite! I will check out the link, thank you cutie! I'm all about a good cock-a-tail night!

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