Today's Tickets @ 2 Song: "(In A) Big Country" by Big Country

One-Hit Wonders: Kit Carson And “Band Of Gold”

Considering her stage name was the same as the American frontiersman and her one hit had the same name as a Motown tune famous in later years, it’s no wonder no one remembers [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kit Carson[/lastfm] and her one hit “Band of Gold.”

kit carson 385 One Hit Wonders: Kit Carson And Band Of Gold

Not much is known about Kit Carson, the singer, but we’ll give her the best props we can. As near as we can tell, Kit was born Liza Morrow sometime in the ’20s. As a youngster, she sang with George Paxton’s band before he closed up shop and opened up his record label (and made big bucks off acts like the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Crests[/lastfm] and the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Duprees[/lastfm]).

For Carson, a tune on King Records called “Washing Machine Blues” didn’t score many points with radio programmers but it did win her an inking with Capitol. That’s where she waxed her one hit, “Band of Gold,” a tune not to be confused with the Holland/Dozier cut made famous by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Freda Payne[/lastfm].

Kit hit #11 in January 1956, the first One-Hit Wonder of the year, and promptly disappeared after that.

Gone but not forgotten, find more tales of One-Hit Wonders.

  • RainbowRay

    Darling Fee-Fi (Fiona) honey!

    I’m wishin, hopin and prayin (thanks Dusty Springfield) that I will give you a BAND OF GOLD in Toronto to make up for many years of suffering without love now that I have someone to TRULY LOVE for the remainder of my life. I’ve worked on my proposal for 5 months and continue to add to it once in a while to make it more special. I PROMISE YOU I will one day give you that BAND OF GOLD and then TRULY call you mine.

    All my love!
    “Sharing is CARING and caring is SHARING; LIVING is giving and GIVING is living

blog comments powered by Disqus
28 Free Things To Do in L.A.
Photos: K-EARTH 101's Re-Do Reunion
Totally 80s Friday Night

Listen Live