Savannah Churchill (nee Valentine) was born in Colfax, LA, August 21, 1920, but raised in Brooklyn, NY. The Creole beauty with the luxurious pipes enjoyed a happy life before and during her 30 plus years in the music career, but tragedies marred her entry and exit from the music business. She scored a number one hit in 1947 with "I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You)," it stayed on the charts for eight weeks; like most singers from the '40s/early '50s she's a forgotten soul deserving of recognition.
She started singing in 1941 out of necessity, her husband was killed in a car accident and she had two kids to support. It didn't take her long to find work, Churchill was attractive, she possessed a beautiful voice, and could pen the occasional song.
Beacon Records issued two singles by the Louisiana bombshell in 1942, the risque "Fat Meat Is Good Meat" and "Two Faced Man," accompanied by...