Lost or Forgotten Oldie of the Day: 1955 Mindy Carson – Wake The Town And Tell The People

1955 Mindy Carson – Wake The Town And Tell The People 

Mindy Carson grew up in the New York City area in the thirties and forties. She won an audition to the Stairway to the Stars radio program and began appearing on the show singing with the Paul Whiteman band. After that gig, she was hired to sing with Harry Cool’s band. The duo released the single Rumors Are Flying and the record reached #12 on the charts in 1946.

Mindy sang on various radio shows but was unable to record any records that charted during the next few years. She began hosting her own variety show on CBS in 1949. That led to a new recording contract with RCA and a series of hit records beginning with the top ten hit My Foolish Heart in 1950. She had three more singles reach the top thirty, after which RCA dropped her and she moved to Columbia Records. Mindy began singing with the Ray Conniff Orchestra. 

In 1955, Jerry Livingston and Sammy Gallop published Wake The Town And Tell The People. Two hit versions emerged that year. Mindy recorded a single that reached #13 on the Hot 100, and Les Baxter released a single with a group of singers that reached the top five.

Mindy continued recording with Ray Conniff, but only reached the top forty one last time. Ivory Joe Hunter wrote and recorded Since I Met You Baby in 1956 and his single peaked at #12 on the Hot 100. 

Mindy recorded a cover of the song, but her single only reached #34 in 1957. She retired from the music industry by 1960.


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