#1 hit TWILIGHT TIME by the Platters was originally a poem written by Buck Ram in college.
LAVERN BAKER, one of the sexiest growling voices of her era, didn’t start out growling. Wasn’t til Georgia Gibbs ripped off her Tweedle Dee note for note that Lavern decided to take her voice a place Georgia’s couldn’t go. Georgia Gibbs tried covering her Jim Dandy but this time Lavern’s growl won out. When Lavern was flying to Australia she took out flight insurance in the name of Georgia Gibbs and sent it to her with a note, “If anything happens to me you need this more than I do, cause you’re out of business.”