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[Rs] linda scott - don't lose your head - kapp

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Title: linda scott - don't lose your head - kapp
Artist: linda scott
Track: don't lose your head
Label: kapp

1965 677 Record information:

linda scott was born in queens, new york, scott was still in school in new jersey when she auditioned for arthur godfrey's cbs radio show in 1959. after winning a place on the show, scott became a regular guest on the show. during the show's run, the young singer came to the attention of epic records, and scott made her recording debut (singing as linda sampson) with the single, "in-between teen". though still in high school, in 1961 she signed with canadian-american records, which had struck gold with the santo & johnny's "sleep walk". the label changed her performing name to linda scott, producing and releasing the hit "i've told every little star," a standard written by oscar hammerstein ii and jerome kern for their 1932 production music in the air. the track sold over one million copies, earning scott a gold disc. scott's three biggest hits came in that first year, with "i've told every little star" , "i don't know why", and "don't bet money, honey". the first two were standards, while the third was one of scott's own compositions. scott was the showcase artist when canadian-american started a subsidiary label, congress records, in 1962, and in fact both labels released new material of hers simultaneously. the following year, she sang her hit "yessirree" in the chubby checker vehicle, don't knock the twist. scott's final u.s. chart appearance was "who's been sleeping in my bed," released in january 1964. though she continued recording for congress and kapp records in the mid-1960s, her singles were less and less commercially successful, although they demonstrated a more progressive, soulful feel than her earlier recordings, with scott's voice growing more supple and mature. scott's last u.s. recording, "they don't know you", was released in 1967 on rca records. she continued to record as a backing vocalist (most notably on lou christie's 1969 hit, "i'm gonna make you mine" and also released a handful of singles in the uk (on cbs and bell). "don't lose your head" (kapp 677) was released in 1965 lovely builder with nice instrumental break.




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