Written by Bob Merrill Introduced July 18, 1953, on Columbia records #39992
The inviting soprano quality of Mindy Carson’s voice led Columbia records to partner her with their popular baritone, Guy Mitchell, for a series of memorable duets. Their exuberance comes across as a young-and-in-our-prime fresh sounding duet. In this fast-paced song they make it clear that anywhere they roam and wander, they want to have one big time—Tell Us Where the Good Times Are. In spite of its driving harmonica and ‘rat-ta-tat-tat’ orchestra arrangement, this highly contagious recording, even with the magic of Columbia Records’ Mitch Miller’s production genius, couldn’t catch a place in the top-twenty. Guy Mitchell’s biggest solo hits were My Heart Cries for You, My Truly, Truly Fair, and Singing the Blues. He sang briefly with Carmen Cavallaro’s orchestra in the late 40s and in the early 50s appeared in the 3-D musical film ‘Those Redheads from Seattle’ with Rhonda Fleming and Teresa Brewer and in ‘Red Garters’ opposite Rosemary Clooney. He had his own 1957 TV musical series and starred in the TV detective/western ‘Whispering Smith’ in 1961. Mindy Carson solos included My Foolish Heart and Wake the Town and Tell the People. Seh was born in 1927 in New York City and in 1946 she had a featured spot on Paul Whiteman’s ‘Stairway to the Stars’ radio program. This led to her own NBC radio program and at age 22 became the youngest star ever to headline a show at New York’s Copacabana nightclub.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"While we’re young and in our prime, gonna have us one big time "