Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Great Big Baby

Don Caron’s Orchestra
with Gini Patton vocalist

Academy 5558

Male vocalist (Eddie Allyn?) with group backup. Obviously, despite what the label says, the vocalist is not Gini Patton who was a female singer born Virginia Pasternak.

Don Caron was a schoolteacher who also headed an orchestra that was popular in the Chicago area throughout the 1960s.  The orchestra was the house band for a local record label named I.R.C.   In 1962 the Caron orchestra got an instrumental hit on a reworking of an old traditional number, "The Work Song."  Released on IRC, the record lasted two months on the WLS survey chart.

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