Meg Myles vs. Micki Marlo
|CAREER: Meg Myles was a popular men's magazine model and pinup girl in the '50s. Her singing career consists of the LP At the Living Room, and one with jazzman Jimmie Rowles, Meg and Me. She is best known today for her starring role in the cult B-movie, Satan in High Heels, and she also starred in a TV soap opera.||CAREER: Recorded for ABC-Paramount, including the LP Married I Can Always Get, and the single "What You've Done to Me" with Paul Anka. She guest-starred on '50s TV variety shows such as the Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis Show and the Steve Allen Show. She played Las Vegas and was the sidekick to entertainer Jan Murray.|
Arrangements by Eddie Cooper, Doug Talbert and Bobby Cole. Musicians
(a small jazzy combo with a bongo player) not credited. Liner notes
by Johnny Carson, who also introduces Meg at the beginning of the LP.
LP DETAILS: Arranged
and Produced by Sid Feller. The swinging big band is not credited. Liner notes
by Nat Hale.
AND THE WINNER IS...A
Both Ms. Myles and Ms. Marlo and very good singers, better singers, in fact,
then their short singing careers would indicate. Both albums are well recorded
and produced. At the Living Room is a little jazzier, while
Married I Can Always Get benefits from the full swing band arrangements.
If you're a fan of '50s/early '60s female vocalists you should track both
these LPs down.