Georgia Gibbs (born Frieda Lipschitz, August 17, 1918 – December 9, 2006) was an American popular singer and vocal entertainer rooted in jazz. Already singing publicly in her early teens, Gibbs first achieved acclaim (and notoriety) in the mid-1950s interpreting songs originating with the black rhythm and blues community and later as a featured vocalist on a long list of radio and television variety and comedy programs. Her key attribute was tremendous versatility and an uncommon stylistic range from melancholy ballad to uptempo swinging jazz and rock and roll.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 17th, 1919 (Worcester), Died December 9th, 2006 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
Notes: Often uses pseudonym, Fredda Gibson.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-035365||10-in.||3/28/1939||If it's good (Then I want it)||Hal Kemp Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (take 1); with female vocal solo (takes 2 and 3)||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-071701||10-in.||1/20/1942||Somebody nobody loves||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Fredda Gibson||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-071702||10-in.||1/20/1942||Not mine||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Fredda Gibson||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-071703||10-in.||1/20/1942||Absent minded moon||Artie Shaw Orchestra ; Fredda Gibson||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||vocalist|
|Decca||75866||2/16/1950||If I knew you were comin', I'd 've baked a cake||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||75867||2/16/1950||Stay with the happy people||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||76107||4/7/1950||I don't care if the sun don't shine||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||76108||4/7/1950||I'll get myself achoo choo train||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||76803||9/5/1950||I'll know||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||76804||9/5/1950||If I were a bell||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||76805||9/5/1950||Looks like a cold, cold Winter||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||76806||9/5/1950||Ballin' the jack||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||80498||2/6/1951||Shoo shoo baby||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||80499||2/6/1951||Once upon a nickel||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5581||4/27/1950||Simple melody||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5582||4/27/1950||A little bit independent||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5586||5/8/1950||Red hot Marna||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5587||5/8/1950||A-razz-a-ma-tazz||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5588||5/8/1950||(I wanna go where you go, do what you do) Then I'll be happy||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5589||5/8/1950||That ever lovin' rag||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5678||6/16/1950||Cherry stones||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5679||6/16/1950||Dream a little dream on me||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||L 5680||6/16/1950||I was dancing with someone||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 2278||11/30/1950||I still feel the same about you||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
|Decca||NA 2279||11/30/1950||Get out those old records||Georgia Gibbs||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gibbs, Georgia," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110108.
Gibbs, Georgia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110108.
"Gibbs, Georgia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.
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