Corky Shayne worked hard from an early age to perfect her style. Like many she started by singing with high school dance bands, but she also performed in every talent show that would have her.
By the early fifties she began appearing in various supper clubs around her native Chicago accompanied by pianist Dick Marx and bassist Johnny Frigo. This led to her appearing in various local TV shows, and eventually — in 1956, at age 24— to her first and only album, for Salem Records. For her debut she picked up a dozen romantic standards that she sang in a straight ungimmicked approach, accompanied by the Johnnie Pate Quartet not only a fine bass player and leader, but also an accomplished arranger who scored all the backgrounds of this album.
—Jordi Pujol (From the liner notes of FSRV 117)