Frank Shankly selecting rare groove and indie soul 45s at Ghost Town Brewing 20 April 2-5 PM.

Dora Hall : FRANKLIN STREET/ DID HE CALL TODAY MAMA?

Dora Hall : FRANKLIN STREET/ DID HE CALL TODAY MAMA?

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Cozy, 1963.

vinyl condition: VG

Listen to the song.

Dora Hall is known as "The Queen Of The Vanity Records" although not much is known about Dora prior to her vanity career. We do know that in 1926 she met and married Leo Hulseman, who became a wealthy disposable cup magnate and the founder/ CEO of the Solo Cup Company.

But by the early '60s, Dora Hall, now an aging grandmother, had decided to re-enter show business. Except the industry wasn't interested in an inexperienced old lady with virtually no track record whatsoever.

Her husband was more than happy to make her a star.  He set up a few fake record labels --  Reinbeau, Premore, and Cozy -- almost exclusively for recording and releasing his wife's songs. Leo gave the 45s away (or included mail-order coupons) on or in the packaging of his Solo Cozy Cup products.