Monday, June 01, 2009

Gogi Grant - Voice Your Choice

Gogi Grant was born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg on September 20, 1924 in Phaildelphia, Pennsylvania. She was known as one of the premiere female vocalists of the 1950s and had a clear voice with a strong vocal range and perfect pitch. She was raised in California, singing in local restaurants and bars. She signed with RCA Victor Records but failed to have any chart and sales success. Then in 1955 she signed with Era Records, owned by Herb Newman and recorded her first song, Suddenly There's A Valley, which became a Top Ten hit and her first of two Gold Records. Her second big hit, The Wayward Wind, co-written by Herb Newman, also became a Gold Record and knocked Elvis Presley's Don't Be Cruel out of the Number One spot to take its place.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features Gogi Grant with her two Top Ten Gold Records for your votes: Suddely There's A Valley and The Wayward Wind. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page and make your selection. The winning song will be played in Hour 3 of next week's show.