1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Karen Chandler [aka Eve Young] (born September 1, 1923)
Famous EASY-POP hit during the 50s: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 1952
This was the only 50s top-ten hit recording for Karen Chandler.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1948-1956 Record Label: Coral
Karen Chandler was born Eva Alice Nadauld in Rexburg, Ohio. Under the stage name Eve Young, she toured with the Benny Goodman Orchestra in the late forties. Eve Young’s first recorded success came with Cuanto La Gusta introduced by Carmen Miranda in the Elizabeth Taylor / Jane Powell film ‘A Date with Judy’ in 1948. She followed this with My Darling, My Darling with the Benny Goodman orchestra and the Drugstore Cowboy’s Jack Lathrop. Changing her name to Karen Chandler in 1952, she married Coral records conductor/arranger, Jack Pleis, whose orchestra accompanied her on her million-selling hit recording of Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me. It had been a number one hit for Gene Austin in 1927. It was also recorded in 1953 by Frankie Laine and again by Mel Carter in 1965. Karen Chandler paired with popular western singer Jimmy Wakely to record Tonight You Belong To Me in 1956 but sisters Patience & Prudence had the hit version.