DIANA TRASK
Going Steady
(Richard Quine - Fred Karger)
Australia 1958

Single on W&G YouTube July 1958, the first by Australian singer Diana Trask (b.1930). She was a success on Australian TV before moving to the US in 1959.

In the US, Trask initially appeared at New York's Blue Angel nightclub before appearing as a regular on Mitch Miller's high-rating TV show Sing Along with Mitch YouTube.

Her second single (Soldier, Won't You Marry Me / Lover Is Another Name For Fool) was released on US label Roulette in September 1959, followed in October by Australian label Leedon with the sides reversed.

Her first album, Diana Trask, arranged and produced by Glenn Osser, came out on Columbia (USA) early in 1961. (Nowadays it appears as Vocal Jazz Classics on streaming services). It was followed the same year by an album with Mitch Miller's chorus.

After a return sojourn in Australia, Diana Trask emerged in the late-60s and throughout the 70s as a successful country singer, living and recording in Nashville. Her breakthrough album was Miss Country Soul (1969) on Dot.

Further reading: 1. "Diana Trask is Happy and Triumphant", Australian Women's Weekly, 2 September 1970 (read at Trove). 2. Diana Trask's website at dianatrask.com. 3. Diana Trask timeline from Australian Country Music Hall of Fame [archived page]. 4. Wikipedia's Diana Trask discography covers her whole career and shows chart placings for her records. Click through to the biography.

MOLLY BEE
I'm Going Steady With A Dream
(Richard Quine - Fred Karger)
USA 1957
Original version

Single on Capitol YouTube November 1957 by country music singer Molly Bee (Mollie Beachboard, 1939-2009).

From the soundtrack of Going Steady (released February 1958). Molly Bee had a leading role in the film.

Also released in UK and Australia with the title Going Steady (With A Dream).

Further reading: 1. Molly Bee: biography and filmography at IMDb. 2. Molly Bee biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine at All Music. 3. Molly Bee: singles discography at 45cat/com.

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