GOGI - GOGI GRANT *RARE* ~ RECORDS BY PETE PRESS ~GOGI - GOGI GRANT -   *RARE*  ~ RECORDS BY PETE PRESS ~ SEALED/NEWGOGI - GOGI GRANT *RARE* ~ RECORDS BY PETE PRESS ~ SEALED/NEW Grant was born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg in Philadelphia. At the age of 12, she moved to Los Angeles, where she attended Veni...38.00


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GOGI - GOGI GRANT *RARE* ~ RECORDS BY PETE PRESS ~ SEALED/NEW Grant was born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg in Philadelphia. At the age of 12, she moved to Los Angeles, where she attended Venice High School. In California, she won a teenage singing contest and appeared on television talent shows. She worked as a car salesperson in the early 1950s.In 1952 she began to record, using first the name "Audrey Brown" and later "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue." In 1955 Grant signed with a small record company, Era Records, and had her first top ten hit with "Suddenly There's a Valley." The next year, she had an even bigger hit, reaching Billboard 's No. 1 position, with "The Wayward Wind" and holding there for a then-record eight weeks. The song sold over one million copies in the United States alone, and peaked at No. 9 in the UK Singles Chart. She was voted the most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine. This single returned to the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. In 1957, she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth's portrayal of Helen Morgan in the biographical film, The Helen Morgan Story. The soundtrack occasioned her return to RCA (the soundtrack album climbed to No. 25 in the Billboard album chart), where she had a minor hit the following year with "Strange Are the Ways of Love." Moreover, she was signed to star in The Big Beat in the spring of 1957. The film, which featured musical performances by the Cal Tjader Quintet, George Shearing, and the Del Vikings, was produced and directed by William Cowan and released in February 1958. In 1958, Grant was one of the three solo singers featured in the first stereo LP of the classic musical Show Boat. The other solo singers were Howard Keel, who had appeared in the 1951 film version of the show, and Anne Jeffreys. Although she made albums and appeared on television into the 1960s, her popularity declined and she initially retired from singing in 1967 after a final US chart single, "The Sea" (top 20 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart). An album of hers was released in UK some 20 years later. Grant survived Cancer surgery and is currently in remission. In 2004, aged 80, she made an appearance on the PBS 1950s pop music special Magic Moments and sang "The Wayward Wind." Grant is still performing as of 2013 - at the age of 89. She recently headlined with The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies in Palm Springs, California. One of her more notable appearances of more recent years was with the Follies on December 31, 2006. (DSC) Gogi Grant ‎– Gogi Grant Label: Records By Pete ‎– S 1101 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: US Track List: A1 Stay My Love 2:30 A2 The Wayward Wind 2:37 A3 If He Walked Into My Life 3:30 A4 Watch What Happens 2:36 A5 Somebody To Love 2:28 B1 Down Here On The Ground 2:50 B2 Thinkin' 1:57 B3 By The Way 2:40 B4 It's Over 2:43 B5 The Magic Of People CLEANED ON VPI HW-27 TYPHOON [6-STEP PROCESS] LP’s RE-SLEEVED IN AUDIOPHILE QUALITY INNER SLEEVES JACKETS PROTECTED BY HIGH QUALITY JACKET PROTECTORS STORED HVAC SHIPPED IN DEDICATED LP BOX/MAILER ***TERMS OF SALE*** 1) Buyer responsible for PayPal Fees & Shipping costs. 2) MEDIA MAIL/TRACKING/INSURED [USA ONLY] 3) ASK ABOUT COMBINED SHIPPING 4) NOTE: I will not ship to certain "high risk" countries. ASK before you buy/bid. 5) Subject to prior sale on other sites, forums, & blogs 6) If you have received NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, you MAY NOT BID/BUY. 7) NO RETURNS ON SEALED LP’s FOR ANY REASON 8) !! ASK ABOUT FEE FREE OPTIONS !! *** AURALIC AUDIO FULL LINE DEALER ** *** RYAN SPEAKERS – A FULL LINE DEALER *** ~ LP SALES & COLLECTION ACQUISITIONS ~ “WE BUY LP COLLECTIONS” Thank you for looking.
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