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Encyclopedia > Georgia Gibbs
Georgia Gibbs

Gibbs on the cover of the Red Hot collection
Background information
Birth name Frieda Lipschitz
Born August 17, 1919
Origin Worcester, Massachusetts
Died December 9, 2006
Years active 1936 – 1966
Associated
acts
Ellis Larkins

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Contents

Biography

Early life

Gibbs was born Frieda Lipschitz[1] in Worcester, Massachusetts, the youngest of four children of Russian Jewish immigrant parents.[2] Her father died when she was six months old, and she spent her first seven years in an orphanage in Worcester, separated from her other siblings. Nickname: Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Worcester County Settled 1673 Incorporated 1684 Government  - Type Council-manager also known as Plan E  - City Manager Michael V. OBrien  - Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes  - City Council Dennis L. Irish Michael C. Perotto Joseph M. Petty Gary Rosen Kathleen... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... An orphanage (historically an orphans asylum before the latter word took on its modern insane asylum connotation) is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children who have lost their parents) and abused, abandoned, and neglected children. ...


She revealed a natural talent for singing at a very young age, and was given the lead in the orphanage's yearly variety show. She was reunited with her mother (who had visited her once every other month) when the latter found employment as a midwife. However, her job often forced her to leave her daughter alone for weeks at a time with only a Philco radio for company. A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... A Philco 90 cathedral style radio from 1931. ...


Career

Gibbs began her professional career at the age of thirteen, and was singing in Boston's Raymor Ballroom the following year. She cut her first record with the Hudson-DeLange Orchestra in 1936 (aged 16 or 17). "You don't really know loneliness unless you do a year or two with a one-night band, Gibbs said of her life on the big band circuit, "sing until about 2 a.m. Get in a bus and drive 400 miles. Stop in the night for the greasy hamburger. Arrive in a town. Try to sleep. Get up and eat." (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, May 12, 1994.) The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is Worcester, Massachusettss only daily newspaper. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ...


She soon found steady work on popular radio shows including Your Hit Parade, Melody Puzzles and The Tim And Irene Show. Gibbs freelanced in the late 1930s and 1940s singing with the bands of Frankie Trumbauer, Hal Kemp, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw. It was with Shaw's band (then billed as Fredda Gibson) that she scored her first hit, Absent Minded Moon (1942). Your Hit Parade was a popular United States music radio and television program. ... Frankie (Tram) Trumbauer (1901–1956) was one of the leading jazz saxophonists of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Hal Kemp (March 27, 1905 – December 21, 1940) was a Jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer, and arranger. ... Tommy Dorsey, in a publicity shot for The Big Apple Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era. ... Artie Shaw (May 23, 1910, New York, New York – December 30, 2004, Thousand Oaks, California) is considered to be one of the best jazz musicians of his time jazz clarinetist, composer, bandleader; he is also the author of both fiction and non-fiction writings. ...


In 1943, she changed her name to Georgia Gibbs and began appearing on the popular Camel Caravan radio program, hosted by Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore (it was Moore who bestowed the famous nickname "Her Nibs, Miss Georgia Gibbs" upon her). The nickname is a playful reference to her diminutive stature of barely over 5 feet. She was a regular performer on this show until 1947. Camel Caravan was a radio program that aired 1933 to 1954. ... “Inka Dinka Doo” redirects here. ... Garry Moore smoking as he often did while hosting Ive Got A Secret Garry Moore (January 31, 1915 – November 28, 1993) was born in Baltimore, Maryland as Thomas Garrison Morfit. ...


Gibbs signed with Majestic Records in 1946, and while she recorded many great records she would have to wait until 1950 for her first hit single, If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked A Cake (on the Coral label). During this period she also was the featured singer on tours with comedians Danny Kaye and Sid Caesar. Miss Gibbs had a natural talent for comedy as well, and worked well in support of the immensely popular Kaye. But success as a singer continued to elude her. As noted in a 1952 Time article: Kaye entertaining U.S. troops at Sasebo, Japan, 25 Oct 1945 David Daniel Kaminsky, known as Danny Kaye (January 18, 1913 – March 3, 1987) was an American actor, singer and comedian. ... Sid Caesar (born Isaac Sidney Caesar on September 8, 1922) is an Emmy-winning comic actor and writer, best known as the leading man on the 1950s television sketch comedy series Your Show of Shows. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Time (whose trademark is capitalized TIME) is a weekly American newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. ...


"Georgia", they kept telling her, "you gotta get a sound." Musical soothsayers were trying to get Songstress Georgia Gibbs into line with the latest fashion. Perhaps, they thought, she should sing mechanized duets with herself (like Patti Page), or she might try an echo chamber background (like Peggy Lee). But gimmicks were not Georgia Gibbs's cup of tea. She had a big, old-fashioned voice, a good ear, a vivacious personality, and she knew how to sing from the shoulder. She would stick with plain Georgia Gibbs. Patti Page (born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma) is one of the best-known female singers in traditional pop music. ... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American Jazz and Traditional Pop singer and songwriter and Oscar-nominated performer. ...


And she eventually had success "sticking with plain Georgia Gibbs". Possessed of a versatile voice, she cut a long list of great records in every category from torch songs to rock-and-roll, to jazz, swing, old fashioned ballads and cha-chas. Her most successful record was Kiss Of Fire which reached the #1 position on the pop music charts in 1952. Kiss of Fire was adapted from the Argentinian tango El Choclo and the lyrics, arrangement and delivery communicate passion on a Wagnerian scale. It immediately became one of the defining songs of the era. Illustration by Arthur Rackham of the ballad The Twa Corbies A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... Tango music is traditionally played by an orquesta típica, a sextet which includes two violins, piano, doublebass, and two bandoneons. ... Richard Wagner Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) was a German composer, conductor, music theorist, and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or music dramas as he later came to call them). ...


Sultry and throbbing, with a touch of vibrato, Georgia Gibbs' voice is best showcased on romantic ballads and torch songs like Melancholy Baby, I'll Be Seeing You, Autumn Leaves and You Keep Coming Back Like A Song. Yet she could be equally thrilling belting out a red hot jazz numbers like Red Hot Mama and A-Razz-A-Ma-Tazz, or jiving with tunes like Ol Man Mose and Shoo Shoo Baby. Her Swingin' With Her Nibbs album (1956) demonstrated her natural affinity for improvisation as well. Vibrato is a musical effect where the pitch or frequency of a note or sound is quickly and repeatedly raised and lowered over a small distance for the duration of that note or sound. ... Ill Be Seeing You can refer to: Ill Be Seeing You, a 1944 movie starring Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers, and Shirley Temple Ill Be Seeing You, a 1938 popular song with music written by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Irving Kahal Ill Be Seeing You, a... Autumn Leaves is a much-recorded popular song. ... Belting is the substantive derived from the verb to Belt, and hence has the same heterogenous meanings. ...


Gibbs continued to be a frequent visitor to the charts throughout the first half of the decade (with over 40 charted songs), and was briefly successful doing rock 'n' roll songs as well. She appeared on many television shows throughout the decade, including the legendary Ed Sullivan show, and hosted one of her own, Georgia Gibbs And Her Million Record Show. She cut her final album, Call Me (1966) and rarely performed after that. Ed Sullivan Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the emcee of a popular TV variety show called The Ed Sullivan Show that was at its height of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s. ...


She spent many years being best known for her cover versions of Etta James' The Wallflower (recorded by Gibbs with modified lyrics under the title Dance With Me Henry) and of LaVern Baker's Tweedle Dee (which created some ado due to Ms. Baker's vociferous complaints) and for her novelty number The Hula Hoop Song, which was her last hit, in 1958. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938) is an American blues, soul, R&B, and jazz singer and songwriter. ... The Wallflower (also known as Dance with Me, Henry) is a popular song. ... LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American Rhythm & Blues singer, originally billed as Little Miss Sharecropper, then Bea Baker. She had taken the first name LaVern by 1952, when she began recording with Todd Rhodes and his band. ... Tweedle Dee is a rhythm and blues song which was covered for the popular market. ... Children playing with hula hoops. ...


Personal life

In the late 1950s she married world-renowned foreign correspondent and author Frank Gervasi. His books include To Whom Palestine?, The Case for Israel, The Real Rockefeller and The Violent Decade.


They had first met in Paris in the 1930s, but lost touch with one another for twelve years. The marriage lasted until his death in 1992; they had one child who predeceased Georgia.


Recent years

However, in recent years, her reputation steadily grew -- partially due to the availability of her songs on CD. In her recent book, Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair With 50s Pop Music, Newsweek music critic Karen Schoemer wrote: "What really turned me around, though, were her R&B covers ... Georgia was the rare fifties canary with a genuine flair for rock and roll ... [b]y the time I was through listening ... I had a healthy new respect for Georgia, and a sense of indignation over her neglect by critics." CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


Georgia Gibbs died of leukemia on December 9, 2006, aged 87, at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Survivors include a grandson and a brother. Leukemia or leukaemia (see spelling differences) is a cancer of the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal proliferation (production by multiplication) of blood cells, usually white blood cells (leukocytes). ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The original New York Cancer Hospital[1], first built between 1884 and 1886, now converted to luxury condominiums, at 455 Central Park West and 106th St. ...


Selected records

(1939) If It's Good (Then I Want It), (with Hal Kemp and his Orch.)
(1940) The Laziest Gal In Town (as "Fredda Gibson"), (with Frankie Traumbauer and his Orch.)
(1942) Absent Minded Moon (with Artie Shaw's Orch.)
(1944) Milkman, Keep Those Bottles Quiet (V Disc with Tommy Dorsey's Orch.)
(1946) Feudin' And Fightin', Ballin' The Jack (Majestic), Is It Worth It?, (Orch. directed by Earle Hagen), Ol' Man Mose, Put Yourself In My Place Baby, Willow Road, You Keep Coming Back Like A Song
(1947) Fool That I Am, How Are Things In Glocca Morra?, I Feel So Smootchie, Necessity, You Do (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser)
(1948) The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else, The Things We Did Last Summer, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
(1950) A-Razz-A-Ma-Tazz, Ballin' The Jack (Coral), Cherry Stones (with Bob Crosby and The Mellomen, Orch. dir. by George Cates), Dream A Little Dream Of Me (with Bob Crosby and The Mellomen, Orch. dir. by George Cates), Get Out Those Old Records (with the Owen Bradley Sextet), I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine, I Was Dancing With Someone, I'll Get Myself A Choo Choo Train, I'll Know, A Little Bit Independent (with Bob Crosby), Looks Like A Cold Cold Winter, Red Hot Mama, Simple Melody (with Bob Crosby), Stay With The Happy People, Then I'll Be Happy
(1951) Be Doggone Sure You Call, Be My Life's Companion (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White, Cry, Good Morning Mister Echo, Got Him Off My Hands, I Still Feel The Same About You, I Wish I Wish (with Glenn Osser and his Orch.), My Old Flame, The Oklahoma Polka (Orch. and Chorus directed by Glenn Osser), Once Upon A Nickel, Shoo Shoo Baby, Tom's Tune, What Does It Mean (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), (Ooh-oo, Ooh-oo, Ooh-oo) What You Do To Me (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), While We Danced, While We're Young, While You Danced Danced Danced
(1952) Kiss Of Fire, A Lasting Thing, Make me Love You, A Moth And A Flame, My Favorite Song, The Photograph On The Piano, Sinner Or Saint, So Madly In Love, Winter's Here Again (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser)
(1953) Autumn Leaves, The Bridge Of Sighs, For Me For Me, He's Funny That Way, Home Lovin' Man, How Long Has This Been Going On, I Love Paris, If I Had You, If You Take My Heart Away (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), I'll Always Be In Love With You, It Had To Be You, My Blue Heaven, Regret If You Can, Say It Isn't So, Seven Lonely Days, Somebody Loves Me, That's All, Thunder And Lightning (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), What Does It Mean To Be Lonely
(1954) After You've Gone, All Alone, Baby Won't You Please Come Home?, Baubles Bangles and Beads, Every Road Must Have A Turning (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), How Did He Look, I'll Always Be Happy With You (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), I'll Be Seeing You (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser}, It's The Talk Of The Town, Love Me (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), Mambo Baby, The Man That Got Away, Melancholy Baby, More Than Ever (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), My Sin, Somebody Bad Stole De Wedding Bell, Tweedle Dee, Wait For Me Darling, What'll I Do, Whistle And I'll Dance, You're Wrong, All Wrong
(1955) Blueberries (with Hugo Peretti and his Orch.), Come Rain or Come Shine, Dance With Me Henry, Goodbye To Rome (Arrivederci Roma), I Want You To Be My Baby, Kiss Me Another, Sweet And Gentle, 24 Hours A Day
(1956) Comes Love, 'Deed I Do, Fool Of The Year (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), The Greatest Thing (with Hugo Peretti and his Orch.), Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe, Happiness Street, I Get A Kick Out Of You, I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good), Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love), Lonesome Road, Morning Noon And Night (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), On The Sunny Side Of The Street, One For My Baby, The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else), Pretty Pretty (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), Rock Right, Silent Lips (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), Tra La La (Orch. directed by Glenn Osser), Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away), You've Got To See Mama Ev'ry Night
(1957) Fun Lovin' Baby, Great Balls of Fire, Hello Happiness Goodbye Blues, I Am A Heart A Heart A Heart, I Never Had The Blues, I'll Miss You, I'm Walking The Floor Over You (with Joe Reisman and his Orch. and Chorus), It's My Pleasure, The Sheik of Araby, Sugar Candy (with Joe Reisman and his Orch. and Chorus)
(1958) The Hula Hoop Song, Keep In Touch, Way Way Down, You're Doin' it
(1959) Better Loved You'll Never Be, Hamburgers Frankfurters And Potato Chips, Pretend, The Hucklebuck
(1960) Do It Again, Fin Jan, Hush-A-Bye, In Other Words, Last Night When We Were Young, Loch Lomond, So In Love, Something's Gotta Give, Stay Here With Me, Tammy, Willow Tit Willow
(1963) Arrivederci Roma (Epic), Ballin' The Jack (on the Epic label), Baubles Bangles And Beads (Epic), Candy Kisses, Dance With Me Henry (Epic), How About Me, I Will Follow You, Kansas City, Kiss Of Fire (Epic), Nine Girls Out Of Ten Girls, Nobody's Asking Questions, Sugar Puff, Tater Poon, Tweedle Dee (Epic), When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
(1965) Don't Cry Joe, I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way, In Time, Let Me Dream, You Can Never Get Away From Me
(1966) Blue Grass, Call Me, Kiss Of Fire '66, Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder, Mon Coeur A Tant De Peine Laisse-Moi Pleurer, Northern Soul, Venice Blue

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TV appearances

The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - Oscar Hammerstein tribute: Della Reese; Jill Corey (1960)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - scheduled: Red Buttons; Rowan & Martin (1960)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - scheduled: Suzanne Pleshette; Tom Poston (1959)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Herself - Carol Channing; Wayne & Shuster (1959)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Herself - Fabian; John Wayne (on tape) (1959)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - scheduled: Charlton Heston; Eartha Kitt (1959)
The Garry Moore Show - Guest - December 2, 1958 (1958)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - scheduled: Johnnie Ray; Jane Morgan; Ice Capades (1958)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Herself - Everly Brothers; Sal Mineo; Teresa Brewer (1958)
The Big Record - Herself - Patti Page (Host); Johnnie Ray; Errol Garner (1957)
The Shower of Stars - guest star - Jack Benny; Yvonne De Carlo; Van Johnson (1957)
The Ed Sullivan Show - Herself - Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps; Carol Burnett (1957)
The Ed Sullivan Show - scheduled guest - The Sparkletones; Mills Brothers; Sammy Kaye (1957)
The Shower of Stars - guest star - Frankie Laine; Gene Austin; Gary Crosby; Red Skelton (1956)
Frankie Laine Time - Guest - Jack E. Leonard; Jerry Vale (1956)
The Steve Allen Show - guest star - Fats Domino; Steve Lawrence; Smith and Dale (1956)
Toast of the Town - guest star - 1956 Ice Capades (1955)
Toast of the Town - Herself - scheduled: Eartha Kitt; Lionel Hampton; Phil Foster (1955)
Toast of the Town - Herself - Errol Flynn; Paulette Goddard (1952)
The Cavalcade of Stars - Herself - Jackie Gleason; Art Carney (1951)
Four Star Revue - Herself - Ed Wynn; Eddie Cantor; Jack Carson; Jack Gilford; Bob Sweeney; Hal March; Spike Jones Orchestra (1951)
The Ed Wynn Show - Herself - Ed Wynn; Buster Keaton; The Keystone Kops (1950)
Toast of the Town - Herself - Bunny Briggs; Nancy Andrews (1949)

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Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Miller, Stephen. "Georgia Gibbs, 87, Bubbly Singer in 1940s and 1950s", 2006-12-12, pp. 2. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  2. ^ Bernstein, Adam. "Singer Georgia Gibbs, 87; Performed With Big Bands and on Radio Shows", The Washington Post, 2006-12-12. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 

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Georgia Gibbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1513 words)
Georgia Gibbs (born Fredda Lipson Gibbons, later Fredda Gibson, her date of birth is alternately listed as August 17, 1920 or August 26, 1920 or August 26, 1927) is one of the most popular singers from the early 1950s.
Georgia Gibbs (known at this point in her life as Fredda Gibbons) vowed to make a better life for herself and turned to singing as a means of realizing her dream.
Gibbs signed with Majestic Records in 1946, and while she recorded many great records she would have to wait until 1950 for her first hit single, "If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked A Cake" (on the Coral label).
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