Norma and Linda
Norma and Linda
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Norma Palm and Linda Robinson’s recording of Geraldine Coker’s novelty song “Do Dee Oodle Dee Do I'm In Love” came out on the Radio label backed with the school romance, marked as Side A,  “Carved on My Desk” (Radio 113) in August 1958. This was Norma and Linda’s second recording for Fabor Robison, the first being in February 1958 with “I Cried My Heart Out” b/w “Stop! Right Where You Are” (Fabor 4038).

By the time of their working with Fabor Robison on Fabor and Radio Records, Norma and Linda had already been together for about five years, performing and recording as the Harmony Sweethearts. Norma was only 13 years old when they started, but, pushed by her ambitious dad, the duo became regulars on Town Hall Party, a California television show compared to the Grand Ole Opry. Its fame and importance got them working with artists like Roy Acuff, the Andrews Sisters, Ray Anthony, Gene Autry, the Collins Kids, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ann Jones, Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, George Morgan, Tex Ritter, Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, T. Texas Tyler, Slim Whitman, and Slim Willet, with whom Norma and Linda worked. 

Born Norma Lee, the name under which she worked for most of her career, Norma was born in Port Angeles, Washington in 1940 and raised in Olympia, Washington. Norma and Linda’s recording with Fabor Robison occurred before they graduated from Olympia High School in 1958.  The girls by that time already had their own television show, "Harmony Sweetheart Time,” on KTVW in Tacoma, with Norma playing the accordion and Linda the guitar. They also appeared on the Lawrence Welk Show in 1958.

Norma and Linda were about to sign with Decca Records when Linda decided to quit the music business. Later in the 1960s, Norma Lee recorded two records for Capitol, including "If That's The Fashion,” "Cheated" and "One Lonely Heart Makes A Crowd.” She ended her music career after 30 years in the 1990s and returned to Takoma, Washington.

 

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Fabor 4038

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