1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Teresa Brewer (born May 7, 1931)
Famous EASY-POP hit during the 50s: Till I Waltz Again with You 1952
Teresa Brewer also had hits with Music! Music! Music! in 1950, Ricochet in 1953, Jilted and Let Me Go Lover in 1954, A Tear Fell and A Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl in 1956, and You Send Me in 1957.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1950-1961 Record Label: Coral
Born Theresa Breuer in Toledo, Ohio, this child prodigy debuted on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour at age 5 and toured with the show until she was 12. She scored her first big hit as an exuberant and startlingly brassy teenager in 1950 with the diabolically catchy Music! Music! Music! She was backed on the recording by the Dixieland All-Stars and the record was on every jukebox in the country. Cute and bouncy, 5-foot-2, 100 pound, Teresa Brewer was ideally suited to the tastes of the American public in the fifties. Bing Crosby called her “the Sophie Tucker of the Girl Scouts.” In 1953, she appeared with Rhonda Fleming and Guy Mitchell in the film ‘Those Redheads from Seattle’ and starred in a summer TV series with Mel Torme. In the 1960s, she broadened her act to include a wide sampling of Americana, from country music and pop, to swing and be-bop. In 1972, she married record producer Bob Thiele and emerged as a blues and jazz singer, recording with Count Basie and Duke Ellington.