1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Cathy Carr (born June 28, 1936)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: Ivory Tower 1956
This was the only top-ten hit recording for Cathy Carr.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1956-1959 Record Label: Fraternity
Cathy Carr was a songstress from the Bronx, New York. As a child she appeared on ‘The Children’s Hour,’ a local television show in New York City. A singer and dancer with the USO, she performed with big-band leader Sammy Kaye. In 1953, she signed with Fraternity Records, a small company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and scored a big hit with her cover version of the song Ivory Tower. Gale Storm also had a cover version of this song on Dot Records, but it was originally recorded by the R&B group, Otis Williams & the Charms on Deluxe Records. Cathy Carr’s follow-up recording, Heart Hideaway did not break into the top-twenty and her move to Roulette Records did not produce any more hit recordings. In 1958, Cathy Carr tried to repeat her success with a cover of Phil Spector’s To Know Him is to Love Him. Her version was overlooked in favor of the original by the Teddy Bears on Dore Records.