b. Margaret Germano, 24 July 1919. An excellent band singer, especially on ballads, during the Big Band Era. Mann worked for the outfits of Henry Halstead, Ben Pollack and Enoch Light in the late 30s, and sang with Larry Clinton, Teddy Powell and Gene Krupa in the early 40s before she left to work as a soloist. She sang with the Pollack band just after its prime, but was on recordings such as ‘I’m In My Glory’, ‘If It’s The Last Thing I Do’ and ‘You Made Me Love You’. With Clinton she appeared on several recordings, including ‘Because Of You’, ‘You’ll Never Know’ and ‘Isn’t It Time To Fall In Love’. For Teddy Powell’s sweet band she duetted with Dick Judge on the hit, ‘Goodbye, Mama (I’m Off To Yokohama)’ and also sang on ‘Somebody’s Thinking Of You Tonight’ and ‘Be Careful, It’s My Heart’. Peggy Mann also recorded with Russ Case (‘Crying For Joy’), Tommy Dorsey (‘Bill’), the Benny Goodman Quintet (‘Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye’) and under her own name (‘Changeable’ and ‘When Somebody Thinks You’re Wonderful’). She retired from the music business in the early 50s, but made a comeback for a while three years later, despite swimming against the prevailing musical tide.
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