Georgia Gibbs

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.

Recordings

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  

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110108

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