Patti Page

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Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her stage name Patti Page, was an American singer of pop and country music and occasional actress.wikipedia
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Tennessee Waltz

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Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is recognized today as one of the official songs of the state of Tennessee.
The song became a multimillion seller via a 1950 recording – as "The Tennessee Waltz" – by Patti Page.

Old Cape Cod

Page was among the few pop singers who were able to maintain popularity, continuing to have hits well into the 1960s, with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".
The single, as recorded by Patti Page, became a gold record, having sold over a million copies.

Mercury Records

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Page signed with Mercury Records in 1947, and became their first successful female artist, starting with 1948's "Confess".
By hiring two promoters, Tiny Hill and Jimmy Hilliard, they penetrated the pop market with names such as Frankie Laine, Vic Damone, Tony Fontane and Patti Page.

With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming

With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming
In 1950, she had her first million-selling single "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming", and would eventually have 14 additional million-selling singles between 1950 and 1965.
Patti Page had a number 11 hit with "With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming" (Mercury Records #5344) in 1950.

Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

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In 1997, Patti Page was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

I Went to Your Wedding

1 hit singles between 1950 and 1953, "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window".
The biggest hit version was recorded by Patti Page.

A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)

Page was among the few pop singers who were able to maintain popularity, continuing to have hits well into the 1960s, with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".
"A Poor Man's Roses (or a Rich Man's Gold)" is a popular song, popularized by Patsy Cline and also by Patti Page in 1957 and again in 1981.

So in Love

Page followed the single with four more in 1948–1949, only one of which was a Top 20 hit, "So in Love" (1949).
"So in Love" is a popular song, written by Cole Porter, from his musical Kiss Me, Kate, (opening on Broadway in 1948) based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. It was sung in the show by Patricia Morison, reprised by Alfred Drake and further popularized by Patti Page in 1949.

Confess (song)

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Page signed with Mercury Records in 1947, and became their first successful female artist, starting with 1948's "Confess".

All My Love (Patti Page song)

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1 hit singles between 1950 and 1953, "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window".
It was popularized by Patti Page in 1950.

Allegheny Moon

Page was among the few pop singers who were able to maintain popularity, continuing to have hits well into the 1960s, with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".
The song is best known in a 1956 recording by Patti Page.

Mockin' Bird Hill

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The next single, "Mockin' Bird Hill", (a cover of the original by Les Paul and Mary Ford) was her fourth million seller.
Mockin' Bird Hill is a song written in 3/4 time by Carl "Calle" Jularbo, with lyrics by George Vaughn Horton and perhaps best known through recordings by Patti Page, Donna Fargo, and the duo of Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1951.

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (song)

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Page was among the few pop singers who were able to maintain popularity, continuing to have hits well into the 1960s, with "Old Cape Cod", "Allegheny Moon", "A Poor Man's Roses (Or a Rich Man's Gold)", and "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte".
When the song earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Song, Bette Davis herself reportedly was hoping to perform it: however Patti Page performed "Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte" on the April 5, 1965 37th Academy Awards broadcast, Page singing the song from the perspective of a third-party reassuring Charlotte that she [i.e. Charlotte] has John's constant devotion: Page had recorded the song in a February 17, 1965 session at Columbia Recording Studio in Nashville.

WBBR

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New York WNEW disc-jockey William B. Williams introduced her as "A Page in my life called Patti".
DJs Ted Brown, Al Collins and William B. Williams helped define the MOR musical character of WNEW, lending their own "professionalism and elegance" to popular standards music that included Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Pat Boone, Patti Page, Bobby Darin, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Mills Brothers, McGuire Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Perry Como, Dinah Shore and Peggy Lee.

I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine

That same year, she also had her first Top 10 hit with "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine", as well as the Top 25 single, "Back in Your Own Backyard".
The most popular version was done by Patti Page in 1950.

Back in Your Own Backyard

Back in Your Own Back Yard
That same year, she also had her first Top 10 hit with "I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine", as well as the Top 25 single, "Back in Your Own Backyard".
It was subsequently revived by Patti Page in a recording made on June 16, 1950.

(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?

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1 hit singles between 1950 and 1953, "All My Love (Bolero)", "I Went to Your Wedding", and "(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window".
The best-known version of the song was the original, recorded by Patti Page on December 18, 1952, and released in January 1953 by Mercury Records as catalog numbers 70070 (78 rpm) and 70070X45 (45 rpm) under the title "The Doggie in the Window", with the flip side being "My Jealous Eyes".

Bill Putnam

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Bill Putnam, an engineer for Mercury Records, was able to overdub Page's voice, using the latest recording technology.
In 1947, Putnam made the first recording of a single artist singing more than one line on a recording made with Patti Page and George Barnes (musician), who suggested the "duet."

Mitch Miller

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"Tennessee Waltz" remains the biggest commercial success for the overdubbing technique, pioneered by producer Mitch Miller, which enabled Page to sound as if she were harmonizing with herself.
He defined the Columbia style through the early 1960s, signing and producing many important pop standards artists for Columbia, including Johnnie Ray, Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, Jimmy Boyd, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Guy Mitchell (whose pseudonym was based on Miller's first name), and in a fortuitous business move for all, enticed both Patti Page and Frankie Laine to join him at Columbia after their early successes at Mercury.

Folk Song Favorites

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She also released her first studio album in 1951 titled, Folk Song Favorites.
Folk Song Favorites is an album by American singer Patti Page.

Why Don't You Believe Me?

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She had continued success that year, with three more songs in the Top 10, "Come What May", "Once in a While", and "Why Don't You Believe Me".
Competing versions by Patti Page (Mercury Records catalog number 70025, reaching chart position #4) and Margaret Whiting (Capitol Records catalog number 2292, reaching chart position #29) also charted in 1952.

Pee Wee King

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"Tennessee Waltz" was written in 1946 by Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart, and was recorded in 1947 by Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys.
King and Stewart first recorded "The Tennessee Waltz" in 1948, and it went on to become a country music standard, due, mainly, to the immense success of Patti Page's version of the song.

You Belong to Me (1952 song)

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Recorded in a country ballad style, the song was the B-side of "You Belong to Me", also a top ten hit.
After she signed to MGM it was reissued as her second single on that label on August 5, 1952, after Jo Stafford, Patti Page and Dean Martin had covered it.

Changing Partners

A final single reached the Top 5, "Changing Partners", which peaked at No.
The best-known recording was made by Patti Page.

Once in a While (1937 song)

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She had continued success that year, with three more songs in the Top 10, "Come What May", "Once in a While", and "Why Don't You Believe Me".
One of the best-known recordings was made by Patti Page in 1952 (on Mercury 5867).