Meg Myles vs. Micki Marlo

by Tony Maygarden

Meg Myles At the Living Room LP coverMicki Marlo Married I Can Always Get LP cover
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.

LP DETAILS: 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.
"All I Need is a Boy"
"Love Isn't Born (It's Made)"
"It Amazes Me"
"Everything I've Got"
"Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey"
"New Shoes"
"The Party's Over"
"I Fought Every Step of the Way"
"A Lot of Livin' to Do"

LP DETAILS: Arranged and Produced by Sid Feller. The swinging big band is not credited. Liner notes by Nat Hale.
"Married I Can Always Get"
"You'd be Surprised"
"Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"
"Hooray For Love"
"Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby"
"My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
"You've Gotta See Mama Ev'ry Night"
"Take Me In Your Arms"
"If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)"
"Don't Let It Get You Down"
"It All Started With Your Kiss"
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love"


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.