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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Gogi Grant

A singer now from the 50's having a go at some standards with the title of Torch Time ( Songs !)

Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg (September 20, 1924 – March 10, 2016), known professionally as Gogi Grant, was an American pop singer. She is best known for her No. 1 hit in 1956, "The Wayward Wind".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 number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart with "The Wayward Wind" and holding there for six 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 Hot Billboard Hot 100 in 1961.

1. They Say it's Wonderful
2. The Thrill is Gone
3. Poor Butterfly
4. My Man
5. Bewitched
6. Lover Come Back To me

1. Yesterdays
2. Summertime
3. Something Wonderful
4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
5. Young And Foolish
6. Mad About The Boy

5. Young And Foolish


  1. Hi Luigi,

    What a find!

    Gogi Grant is just fantastic - never heard of her. And the orchestral arrangement and backing by that superb orchestrator Henri Rene, MD at RCA at that time - stupendous.

    I must commend you on your transcription - my how it has come on, in "leaps and bounds". On my little B/T speaker couldn't hear any surface noise. Will try on my best HiFi later, just to verify.

    Thanks for sharing.


    Douglas (UK)

  2. Oh, this is wonderful! I was only 10 yrs old when The Wayward Wind came out, but I'd sing it over and over again --- so much so that the neighbors finally asked my mother if I knew any other songs, haha.