1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Mindy Carson (born July 16, 1927)
Famous POP hit during the 50s: Wake the Town and Tell the People 1955
Mindy Carson also had hits with Candy and Cake and My Foolish Heart in 1950 and Since I Met You Baby in 1956.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1946-1956 Labels: RCA & Columbia
Mindy Carson, born in New York City, got her first break in 1946 on the ‘Stairway To The Stars’ radio program which starred Paul Whiteman and Martha Tilton. In 1949, she had her own CBS radio series with announcer Don Pardo. That fall she starred in her NBC television variety show that featured violinist Florian Zabach and Earl Sheldon’s orchestra. At RCA Victor, accompanied by the Henri Rene orchestra, she recorded a happy novelty tune Candy And Cake with a ballad, My Foolish Heart, on the ‘B’ side, but it was the ballad that became the bigger hit. At Columbia Records in 1952, A&R chief Mitch Miller paired her with Guy Mitchell on Cause I Love You That’s-A-Why and Tell Us Where The Good Times Are. In 1955, Mindy Carson recorded her biggest hit Wake The Town And Tell The People and charted again in 1957 with a pop cover of Ivory Joe Hunter’s Since I Met You Baby. She appeared on Broadway in the short-lived 1958 boxing musical ‘The Body Beautiful’ by Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock.