FRUITS OF THE MOOD

FRUITS OF THE MOOD
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Jane Morgan



Here is a famous song, performed in English and Spanish by the gorgeous Jane Morgan, gifted with a wonderful voice and so much style.
Jane Morgan (born Florence Catherine Currier in 1920 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American popular singer, specializing in traditional pop music. Her father was the first cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and led an orchestra and string quartet in the months when the Symphony was out of season. At age five, she began training as an opera singer under her mother's guidance. However, her first professional role was not in opera, but in a melodrama in her brother's playhouse in Kennebunkport, Maine at the age of seven.
Her father died while she was still quite young, and her mother and she moved some years later to Daytona Beach, Florida. There Morgan entered musical competitions, winning a number of them. After finishing high school, she attended the famous Juilliard School of Music in New York City, studying opera in the day and performing at night in night clubs and at parties. The bandleader Art Mooney heard one of these performances and called her to invite her to sing with his orchestra. A short time later, a French singer, violinist, and orchestra leader named Bernard Hilda, planning to open a nightclub in Paris, contacted her. He told her that he could make her a star if she came to Paris, and though this meant she had to leave Juilliard, she was enticed by this promise. Morgan worked for 4 1/2 years without a night off at Hilda's "Club des Champs-Élysées" and other clubs in Europe. In Paris she made her first recordings with Hilda's orchestra, and some of these became big hits in France. In the summer, she performed in other European countries, and quickly became fluent in Spanish and Italian, as well as French. At this point Morgan was offered a chance to sing at the St. Regis Hotel in New York. In the summer of 1957, the movie Love in the Afternoon, featuring Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn came out, and an old French song, "Fascination," was included in the film. Kapp wanted to record an instrumental version of the song. Morgan was invited to attend the recording session, and, not knowing what they were going to play, was surprised to hear "Fascination," which she knew from her days in Europe, where the song was considered a standard. She found out from Kapp that there were some new English lyrics. The record was released with Morgan's vocal and it became the big hit version. With that hit behind her, her career took off and she was invited to play the biggest clubs and on television.
Enjoy this great song by a 24 carat singer!

Granada


A great scopitone!
C'est si bon


A beautiful medley of Piaf songs!


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Medley

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