Friday, February 8, 2013

Oh! Mr. Romeo

 The Lassies

Decca Records

Vocal girl trio

Joan Goldner
The Lassies, were formed in Chicago by Joan Goldner.

A Chicago native, Goldner began singing in church at age 7, studied voice with a member of the Chicago Lyric Opera.

That was back in the era of the girl trios. … Someone in Chicago was looking for a girls trio to manage, and we ended up with a record contract with Decca Records. We cut three records.”

We were the opening act for Liberace, we won the Arthur Godfrey Talent Contest and we were on the Godfrey Show for a while,” she recalled. “We traveled around the country, sang with bands, did live TV shows ... .”

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The Lassies Discography

Klick 1605
Russ Eddy and His Orchestra - Vocal "The Lassies"

Gee, But I Hate To Go Home Alone  (Goodwin-Hanley) - Shapiro-Bernstein & Co. ASCAP -
The Magic Carpet Man (J. Faraghan-G. Thompson-B. Curtis) - Surf Music Corp. BMI

Decca 29868
The Lassies, vocal with the Ray Charles Singers and Orch. directed by Jack Pleis

I Look at You (Jean Constantin, Rainey Robinson)
Sleepy Head  (Winfield Scott)

Decca 30298
The Lassies with Jack Pleis and his Orchestra

Oh! Mr. Romeo (Sandra Kent-Jim Morehead)
Dixieland Marchin' Band (Charles-Naylor-Hal Hackady)

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Thanks for posting! My boyfriend's mother is Carol Brown, and she was one of the three girls in The Lassies. I've recently found all their records, and have copies of all the songs above (on vinyl and converted to MP3). Thanks for sharing!!
    Michelle Aitala
    michelle dot aitala at yahoo dot com