Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Ring Around A Chain

The Cruisers

 Loyce Whiteman-Marti Barris
Meadowlark Music ASCAP

Arr & Cond Danny Gould

Era Records

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."

Who were the Cruisers, I don't known.  Two singles by The Cruisers were issued, the following year,  on the newly formed Doré Records, but it's a different group comprising LA session men (?).  'Rendezvous 22'  (Doré 500) was purchased from Wayne Shanklin. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks this was one iI was missing from the book of doo-wop Book c31