1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
If You Don't Want My Love recorded by Jaye P Morgan with Hugo Winterhalterís Orchestra and Chorus
Written by Albert Von Tilzer and George Brown Introduced November 12, 1955, on RCA Victor records #6282
Just like her million-selling first session recording Thatís All I Want From You, her equally classic performance a year later in If You Donít Want My Love (I know one who will) benefits from Hugo Winterhalterís brilliant arrangement. In spite of its similarity, or maybe because of it, If You Donít Want My Love never scored above #40 on the charts. Her distinctive, husky, yet crystal clear voice and background singers repeating ďIf you donít want my loveĒ makes this a must-hear 50s song. It was the ĎBí side of her top-twenty hit Pepper-Hot Baby. Jaye P. Morgan sang with Frank DeVolís band for 3 years. In the early fifties, RCA Victor was looking for a female singer to balance their mostly male roster of Perry Como, Tony Martin, and Eddie Fisher. Colorado native Jaye P. Morgan filled the bill. In addition to her solo hits, she recorded duets with RCA stars Perry Como (Two Lost Souls) and country singer Eddy Arnold (Mutual Admiration Society). She made her television debut as a vocalist on the fifties quiz show ĎStop the Music.í
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"If you donít feel, the same appeal, I know one who will"