Back about 1947 or so, Georgia Mae was known as "The Early Bird Songbird".
The name fit at that time, for she was heard every weekday morning bright and
early at 6:10am as a feature of the New England Farm Hour. Her popularity
was such that she kept busy throughout the year with her personal appearances.
And there shouldn't be any doubt when we say popular. They said she got 14,000
pieces of mail in three weeks time. She would get so much mail and postcards,
that she ended up baling them a couple of times and donating them to the "paper
salvage" (we would probably say 'recycled' today).
In 1947, they wrote she had been a regular feature on radio station WBZ / WBZA
which is out of Boston. They mentioned she had written a few songs and had
had a couple published, with a songbook to be published soon, too as she was
getting many requests from listeners back then.
Credits & Sources
- From Song and Picture Barn Dance Magazine No. 3, 1947, published by
Song and Picture Barn Dance Magazine, Chicago, IL, Ed Deuss, Editor.