Sunday, December 22, 2013

I Can Give You Love

Bobbi Martin 

Bobbi Martin, Champion Music Corp. BMI
Arranged and directed by Bert De Coteaux
Produced by Henry Jerome

Coral 62485
Recorded on 13 December 1965 Decca Recording Studio, Pythian Temple, 135 West 70th St., New York City 

Barbara Anne Martin was born in Brooklyn on 29 November 1943, but raised in Baltimore. After graduation from high school in Baltimore, she set her sights for New York and a full-time try at a show business career.   She came to the attention of personal manager Miriam Love.  Miriam groomed her young protégée first for night clubs and TV.  Her debut recordings were produced by T.H. McCulloh and issued in 1960, for the much obscure Maypole Records (#502 : (Ay Ay Ay) I'll Wait Forever / Is It True (What They Say About Al)?).  The single was also released by Reo Records in Canada. 

Seen and heard by Coral Records' A&R executive, Henry Jerome, Bobbi Martin was signed to an exclusive, long-term Coral recording contract.  She placed two songs in the Top 40, 'Don't Forget U Still Love You (1965) and 'For The Love Of Him' (1970).

She died at Brighton Wood Knull medical facility in Baltimore (lung cancer) in May 2000.

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