1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Jaye P. Morgan (born December 3, 1931)
Famous EASY-POP hit during the 50s: That’s All I Want From You 1954
Jaye P. Morgan also had hits with Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries in 1953 and The Longest Walk, Danger! Heartbreak Ahead, and Pepper-Hot Baby in 1955.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1953-1960 Record Labels: Derby and RCA
Born in Mancos, Colorado, Mary Margaret Morgan began her career performing for family and friends. Moving to California she attended Verdugo Hills High School, serving as class treasurer and getting the nickname Jaye P, after the banker J. P. Morgan. She sang at school assemblies and following graduation, landed a spot as vocalist with the Frank DeVol orchestra. Her first hit was Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries in 1953. Beginning in 1954, sassy, dusky-voiced Jaye P. Morgan spent five years recording top 40 hits for RCA Victor. From 1954 to 1955, she was a vocalist on the television quiz program ‘Stop the Music’ and in 1956, she starred in her own television show accompanied by her singing siblings: Duke, Bob, Charlie, and Dick, (The Morgan Brothers) as a summer replacement for Eddie Fisher’s ‘Coke Time.’ Today she is most often associated with her boisterous comic antics as a panelist and judge on Chuck Barris’ low-brow 1970s cult hit TV game series ‘The Gong Show.’