Loyce Whiteman-Marti Barris
Meadowlark Music ASCAP
Arr & Cond Danny Gould
Songwriter Loyce Whiteman was vocalist with Gus Arnheim and His Cocoanut Grove Orchestra. You can listen to her duet with Bing Crosby (his first duet with a female singer), singing "Ho-Hum" HERE on YouTube. In 1931, Loyce married Harry Barris, a songwriter, musician, and actor, who worked a lot with Bing Crosby. (they divorced in 1946) They had only one child, Frances Maurine, also known as Marti.
Marti Barris (1938-1995) recorded pop songs in the late 50s and 1960s but never had a big hit. She was a guest on several variety shows in the late 50s. She appeared on "The Bob Crosby Show," "American Bandstand," "Music on Ice" and "The Lawrence Welk Show" as well as being a regular cast member of "Howdy Doody" playing the character "Peppi Mint."