Chanteuse Country US née Miriam Lapolito Rothman, le 20 Avril 1935 à Salinas (Californie).

US Country singer born Miriam Lapolito Rothman, April 20, 1935 in Salinas, California. Mimi Roman never had a hit when she was recording for Decca in the late '50s but it wasn't for lack of trying. Working with legendary country music producer Owen Bradley, Roman tried out many different kinds of sounds within the country-pop spectrum before giving up and retiring at an early age. It was a sudden end to a career, an end that seemed too fast considering Roman's showbiz roots. She was the daughter of a Rockette and, as a kid, she showed an interest in performing and in country, combining the two when she became National Rodeo Queen at New York's Madison Square Garden. Soon, she was appearing on local New York television, including Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, and a management deal soon followed. In 1955, she began playing country bills, making her way to the Grand Ole Opry, then landing a record deal with Decca in 1954, who had her switch her surname from Rothman to Roman. During 1956 and 1957 she performed and recorded regularly, usually under the direction of producer Owen Bradley, cutting a bunch of sweet and swinging country tunes. She never had a hit and missed her opportunity to record "Walkin' After Midnight" -- it went to Patsy Cline instead -- and after stockpiling several singles that didn't chart and sides that weren't released (all collected on Bear Family's 2012 set I'm Ready If You're Willing, which contains annotation by Todd Everett), she headed back to New York City. She sang with Pee Wee King for a while but essentially retreated to N.Y.C., cutting a little music for Kapp and Warner before settling in as a demo singer and performing in local clubs.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country Boogie, Honky Tonk

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Weary Blues From Waitin' (1954)

Another Woman's Man (1956)

Little Lovin' (1956)

Honky Tonk Girl (1957)

Mama Says (1958)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

11/1954 78 t. DECCA 29327 (US) . Weary Blues From Waitin' / Oh! I Like It
11/1954 SP DECCA 9-29327 (US) .

Weary Blues From Waitin' / Oh! I Like It

12/1955 78 t. DECCA 29732 (US) .

Wrap It Up And Save It / My Tears Are Beginning To Show

12/1955 SP DECCA 9-29732 (US) . Wrap It Up And Save It / My Tears Are Beginning To Show
03/1956 78 t. DECCA 29858 (US) .

Darlin' (Come Back To Me) / Another Woman's Man

03/1956 SP DECCA 9-29858 (US) . Darlin' (Come Back To Me) / Another Woman's Man
05/1956 78 t. DECCA 29930 (US) .

Little Lovin' / I'm Ready If You're Willing

05/1956 SP DECCA 9-29930 (US) . Little Lovin' / I'm Ready If You're Willing
11/1956 SP DECCA 9-30128 (US) .

Tonight, I Made You Mine / Cheater's Luck 

03/1957 SP DECCA 9-30246 (US) .

Honky Tonk Girl / The Wind-Up

07/1957 SP DECCA 9-30389 (US) .

Billy GRAY & Mimi ROMAN - Mr. Opportunity / We're Taking Chances

10/1957 SP DECCA 9-30480 (US) .

Mimi Roman with The Anita Kerr Singers - Thru With The Blues / Cryin' Myself To Sleep

02/1958 SP DECCA 9-30585 (US) .

Dance With Me / I Am The Heart

08/1958 SP DECCA 9-30728 (US) .

Through! (How Can You Say We're Through)? / Mama Says

1958 SP United States Air Force PROGRAM NO. 25/26 (US) (promo) .

United States Air Force Presents Music In The Air - Mama Says / We're Through (Mimi ROMAN) / The Bridge Of Sighs (Kay STARR)

06/1959 SP KAPP K-285X (US) .

Until My Heart Found You / Up To My Heart In Love

01/1960 SP KAPP K-316X (US) .

Keep It A Secret / Round About Midnight

06/1960 SP KAPP KP-8 (JAP)

Up To My Heart In Love / Keep It A Secret

12/1961 SP WARNER BROS. 5245 (US) .

(Or) Johnny Will / Let It Be Me

06/1962 SP WARNER BROS. 5281 (US) .

I Might As Well Live Up To My Name / If I Could Be With You

1963 SP KAPP K-537 (US) .

Forgive And Forget / Jimmy’s Eyes

10/1964 SP EPIC 5-9726 (US) . Paul & Mimi EVANS - Bewitched / I Think I'm Gonna Kill Myself
05/1965 SP EPIC 5-9762 (US) .

I'm A Little Girl Again / Feelings 

07/1965 SP COLUMBIA 4-43355 (US) .

Yes, Mr. Peters (Steve Karliski & Mimi Roman)  / People Are Always Taking Things Away From Me (Steve Karliski)






Album

1958 LP 16" 33 t. United States Air Force (US)

Country Music Time - No. 71 Mimi Roman / No. 72 Ferlin Husky - Mimi RomanFerlin Husky, Tony GoodmanFloyd Cramer - Route 66 (Mimi ROMAN) / Weary Blues From Waitin' (Mimi ROMAN) / Tennessee Saturday Night (Tony GOODMAN) / Mumble Jumble (Floyd Cramer) / Baby (Mimi ROMAN) / You Make Me Feel Funny, Honey (Ferlin Husky) / Nothing Looks As Good As You (Ferlin Husky) / My Tears Are Beginning To Show (Mimi ROMAN) / I Wouldn't Treat A Dog Like You Treatin' Me (Ferlin Husky)

1963 LP 12" AEI 1130 (US)

Sophie - Libi Staiger, Steve Allen, Kathy Keagan, Linda Lavin, Mimi Roman, Jennie Smith, Jerry Vale, Sandy Warner - Red Hot Mama / Sunshine Face / Patsy / I'll Show Them All / Queen Of The Burlesque Wheel / When You Carry Your Own Suitcase / Fight For The Man / When I'm In Love / I Want The Kind Of Fella / Who Are We Kidding / Don't Look Back / I Love You Today / With You / They've Got A Lot To Learn

1996 CD AEI AEI-CD 027 (US) Sophie - Libi Staiger, Steve Allen, Kathy Keagan, Linda Lavin, Mimi Roman, Jennie Smith, Jerry Vale, Sandy Warner - Red Hot Mama / Sunshine Face / Patsy / I'll Show Them All / Queen Of The Burlesque Wheel / When You Carry Your Own Suitcase / Fight For The Man / When I'm In Love / I Want The Kind Of Fella / Who Are We Kidding / Don't Look Back / I Love You Today / With You / They've Got A Lot To Learn / They Led Me To Believe / Fight For The Man / I Love You Today / Medley : I Love You Today - When I'm In Love - I'll Show Them All
07/2012 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 17274 (GER)

I’m Ready If You’re Willing - I'm Ready If You're Willing / Honky Tonk Girl / Twenty-One / I Am The Heart (Of A Teenage Girl) / Through (How Can You Say We're Through) / Mama Says / Little Lovin' / Cheater's Luck / Love Bells / Mr. Opportunity / I'll Leave The Door Open / Tonight I Made You Mine / Oh I Like It / We're Taking Chances / The Wind Up / I'll Always Wonder / Darling (Come Back To Me) / Another Woman's Man / Wrap It Up And Save It / Have A Heart / Jamaica Jitney / Weary Blues From Waitin' / Dance With Me / The Lady and the Arab / My Tears Are Beginning To Show

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