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Jill Corey Collection (Jill Corey Sings)

The youngest singer to appear at the Copa Cabana nightclub and worked with Garroway on TV, Jill Corey became a regular on Johhny Carson's CBS comedy/variety show from California in 1956. She had a number of hit recordings as well as a starring in a few syndicated radio programs. Update: 16 additional broadcasts

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18 old time radio show recordings
(total playtime 4 hours, 14 min)
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"Oh My Do I"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Jill Corey on Time Magazine Cover
Little Norma Jean Speranza, born in the small coal-mining town of Avonmore, PA, got her start doing a Carmen Miranda imitations at family gatherings and grade-school talent shows. If she never won the prize, she had a lot of fun. By the age of 13 she began to discover her own style. First prize in the Lion's Club talent show was a chance to perform on the local radio station. The station manager must have been impressed, because Norma Jean was invited to sing on her own program- she began earning $5 a night singing with the local orchestra led by Johnny Murphy. One of her admirers encouraged her to make a tape recording that could be sent to the "Show Biz Big Shots". She went to the home of the man who owned the only tape recorder in town, and with trains passing in the background and no other accompaniment, made her tape.

Jill CoreyWhat follows is one of those stories that should only happen in the movies.

Somehow Mitch Miller, head of Artist's and Repertory at Columbia Records, heard the tape. At this time Miller must have been receiving more demo-tapes each week than he could possibly listen to, but some how he found time to listen to a 17 year old girl with trains passing in the background. What is no surprise to her later fans, Miller liked what he heard.

The phone in little Avondale rang from New York, and the next morning Norma Jean was on the 8:00am plane from Pittsburgh to New York. After hearing her in a studio setting, Miller set up auditions with Arthur Godfrey and Dave Garroway, then called the Life Magazine photographers. The Life Photographers had her reenact signing her Contract with Columbia, and that evening she was back in her bed in Avondale, probably wondering if the whole thing had been a dream.

She became a protege of Garroway's, who helped her choose the stage name Jill Corey out of the phone book. She became the youngest singer to appear at the Copa Cabana nightclub and worked with Garroway on TV. She became a regular on Johhny Carson's CBS comedy/variety show from California in 1956. She had a number of hit recordings as well as a starring in a few syndicated radio programs. Jill Corey was the last singer on Your Hit Parade.

Jill retired from show business when she married Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Don Hoak. When Hoak passed away after eight years of marriage, she returned to performing in New York.

This small collection of shows, Jill Corey Sings, was a syndicated plug for the National Guard.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    18 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.50
    total playtime 4 hours, 14 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 14 minutes
      1. Guest Star 640719 0904 Put On Happy Face.mp3
      2. Jill Corey Sings 570000 01 Oh My Do I.mp3
      3. Jill Corey Sings 570000 02 I Love My Baby.mp3
      4. Jill Corey Sings 570000 03 Just One Of Those Things.mp3
      5. Jill Corey Sings 570000 04 Come On And Get Happy.mp3
      6. Jill Corey Sings 570000 05 Who Cares.mp3
      7. Jill Corey Sings 570000 06 All Of Me.mp3
      8. Jill Corey Sings 570000 07 In Mountian Greenery.mp3
      9. Jill Corey Sings 570000 08 Sometimes Im Happy.mp3
      10. Jill Corey Sings 570000 09 Sleepless Nights.mp3
      11. Jill Corey Sings 570000 10 You Make Me Feel So Young.mp3
      12. Jill Corey Sings 570000 11 Lover.mp3
      13. Jill Corey Sings 570000 12 Lets Fall In Love.mp3
      14. Jill Corey Sings 570000 13 What Day.mp3
      15. Lets Go To Town 157 Love Me To Pieces.mp3
      16. Lets Go To Town 158 I Love My Baby.mp3
      17. Lets Go To Town 159 Dont Talk Abt Me Im Gone.mp3
      18. Lets Go To Town 160 Trolley Song.mp3
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    18 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.50
    total playtime 4 hours, 14 min
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      18 shows - total playtime 4 hours 14 minutes
      1. Guest Star 640719 0904 Put On Happy Face.mp3
      2. Jill Corey Sings 570000 01 Oh My Do I.mp3
      3. Jill Corey Sings 570000 02 I Love My Baby.mp3
      4. Jill Corey Sings 570000 03 Just One Of Those Things.mp3
      5. Jill Corey Sings 570000 04 Come On And Get Happy.mp3
      6. Jill Corey Sings 570000 05 Who Cares.mp3
      7. Jill Corey Sings 570000 06 All Of Me.mp3
      8. Jill Corey Sings 570000 07 In Mountian Greenery.mp3
      9. Jill Corey Sings 570000 08 Sometimes Im Happy.mp3
      10. Jill Corey Sings 570000 09 Sleepless Nights.mp3
      11. Jill Corey Sings 570000 10 You Make Me Feel So Young.mp3
      12. Jill Corey Sings 570000 11 Lover.mp3
      13. Jill Corey Sings 570000 12 Lets Fall In Love.mp3
      14. Jill Corey Sings 570000 13 What Day.mp3
      15. Lets Go To Town 157 Love Me To Pieces.mp3
      16. Lets Go To Town 158 I Love My Baby.mp3
      17. Lets Go To Town 159 Dont Talk Abt Me Im Gone.mp3
      18. Lets Go To Town 160 Trolley Song.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    18 recordings on 5 Audio CDs
    total playtime 4 hours, 14 min

    Jill Corey Sings Disc A001

    1. Lets Go To Town 157 Love Me To Pieces
    2. Lets Go To Town 158 I Love My Baby
    3. Lets Go To Town 159 Dont Talk Abt Me Im Gone
    4. Lets Go To Town 160 Trolley Song

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    Jill Corey Sings Disc A002

    1. Jill Corey Sings 570000 01 Oh My Do I
    2. Jill Corey Sings 570000 02 I Love My Baby
    3. Jill Corey Sings 570000 03 Just One Of Those Things
    4. Jill Corey Sings 570000 04 Come On And Get Happy
    5. Jill Corey Sings 570000 05 Who Cares

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    Jill Corey Sings Disc A003

    1. Jill Corey Sings 570000 06 All Of Me
    2. Jill Corey Sings 570000 07 In Mountian Greenery
    3. Jill Corey Sings 570000 08 Sometimes Im Happy
    4. Jill Corey Sings 570000 09 Sleepless Nights

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    Jill Corey Sings Disc A004

    1. Jill Corey Sings 570000 10 You Make Me Feel So Young
    2. Jill Corey Sings 570000 11 Lover
    3. Jill Corey Sings 570000 12 Lets Fall In Love
    4. Jill Corey Sings 570000 13 What Day

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    Jill Corey Sings Disc A005

    1. Guest Star 640719 0904 Put On Happy Face

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