Before getting to this week's songs, I thought I'd point out that two of my last three posts at WFMU have had song-poem connections. Most directly, my Easter posting featured six Halmark tracks, four of which had previously been shared here, but two of which had not:
And about a month ago, I posted a very early record from one of Norridge Mayhams labels. These particular songs do not appear to have any song-poem link, but because of the Norris the Troubadour connection, some of you may be interested:
Well, after spending the last several weeks variously in the 1960's, 1970's and with labels whose products sound like they're from the 1940's (yet weren't), I thought I'd head straight back into that most wondrous of eras, the late 1950's. Today's singer is Margie Sands, who is, aside from this record, otherwise undocumented among Tin Pan Alley or other song poem label releases. This is a fairly straight ahead number for the period, one which - aside from a few little flubs that might have been corrected with multiple takes - the average record collector might very well believe to be a failed attempt at a hit, and isn't that what most song-poets were after in the first place? Here's Margie with "Get Some Other Fool!":
From the flip side, here's Margie Sands again with another one which sounds just right for the time it was released, mid 1958, "My Heart's In Your Keeping"