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Monday, August 9, 2021

Sunny And Blue - Sunny Gale


Mad About The Boy

Sunny And Blue
Sunny Gale
Ralph Burns and His Orchestra
RCA Victor LPM 1277

From the back cover: Born in Clayton, New Jersey, Sunny was brought up in Philadelphia. In the same block lived a young man who was also determined to become a singer. His name was Eddie Fisher. The two careers crossed early. Sunny met, or heard the name of Eddie Fisher, in practically every radio studio in Philly. When she would audition for a children's radio program it was always Eddie who got a job, a pat on the back, and a paycheck. But Sunny didn't give up. While Eddie sand on the air and won every vocal contest that came his way, Sunny sang at weddings, banquets, on trucks at street dances, at block parties, and at school. For high school assembly there was never any question as to who would sing The Star Spangled Banner. It was always Sunny Gale.

At the age of sixteen, Sunny's singing in the finals of a Miss Philadelphia contest brought her numerous nightclub offers. She accepted, and for five years she toured the Philly nightclub circuit. These were years of training and preparation fo the Big Break – is one should come. It came in the person of Hal McIntyre who hired Sunny as his vocalist.

Today Sunny attributes much of her success to her band training with McIntyre. Comments Miss Gale: "Every real pop singer has sung with a band. It teaches you all the tricks."

Tricks? Not really. Sunny Gale doesn't need them. She is a young and enthusiastic entertainer who sings a good song exactly the way she feels it should be sung – directly, with clarity, with verve and with meaning.

Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
The Man I Love
East Of The Sun And West Of The Moon
Ain't Misbehavin'
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
Lover Man
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
It Got I Bad (And That Ain't Good)
He's Funny That Way
Don't Take Your Love From Me
Mad About The Boy
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

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