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    Jaye P. Morgan My baby just cared

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    My Baby Just Cares for Me Morgan Jaye P. 1958

    Jaye P. Morgan appears in a 1958 Art Ford Jazz Party. An interesting part of this performance is to watch the intense playing of drummer Gene Krupa behind her.
    Jaye P. Morgan (born Mary Margaret Morgan, December 3, 1931) is a retired popular American singer and game show panelist.
    Morgan was born in Mancos, Colorado, but her family moved to California by the time she was in high school. In the late 1940s, at Verdugo Hills High School in Tujunga, Los Angeles, California, she served as class treasurer (and got the nickname "Jaye P." after the banker J. P. Morgan) and sang at school assemblies, accompanied by her brother on guitar.
    In 1951, a year after graduation from Verdugo Hills, she made a recording of the song "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" which made it to the Top Ten. Soon after, she received an RCA Victor recording contract and she had five hits in one year, including "That's All I Want from You," her biggest hit, which reached #3 on the charts. Other notable hits included "The Longest Walk" and "Pepper Hot Baby".
    From 1954 to 1955, she was a vocalist on the television show "Stop the Music." In 1956 she had her own television show, named for her. She did a number of other variety shows as well.
    After a period in the 1960s when she did very little in the entertainment field, confining herself to a small number of night club appearances, she returned to the public eye in the 1970s, mainly as an actress.