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Teresa Brewer & Mickey Mantle – I Love Mickey

Here’s ONE of the songs on our play list – The Honor Roll of Hits

As far back as I can remember, I’ve loved baseball and as a lifelong Indians fan, I’ve always hated the Yankees.  My favorite player will always be Rocky Colavito, but the most popular player of that time period had to be Mickey Mantle.  My grandparents had a “crank” victrola, and several of the 78’s they played were by Teresa Brewer.  Mickey Mantle was so beloved, this song was written about him.  As you read the lyrics, this was NOT poetry, and Mickey was a horrible singer…. But the innocence of the love affair with baseball was captured very well in this charming ditty.  Listen for this and other Teresa Brewer songs on TUNEDEX MEMORIES

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, the fella
With the celebrated swing

Oh, I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, the one who
Drives me batty every spring

If I don’t make a hit with him
My heart will break in two
I wish that I could catch him
And pitch a lttle woo

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
Mickey you (Mickey me)
That’s who

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, his muscles
Are a mighty sight to see

Oh, I love Mickey (Mickey who)
You know who, the one I want
To steal right home with me

Oh, I’d sacrifice most anything
To win his many charms
I’d like to be a fly ball
And pop right in his arms

I love Mickey (Mickey who)
Mickey Mantle, ooh, I love you
(Who, me) ooh, I love you
(Not Yogi Berra)

Ooh, I love you

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Posted by on June 25, 2008 in Honor Roll of Hits


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Teresa Brewer (1931-2007)

Sassy 50’s recording artist Teresa Brewer, passed away October 17th, at the age of 76. Ms. Brewer succumbed to progressive supranuclear palsy, a brain disorder. She is survived by her four daughters, Kathleen Monahan-Granzen of Rye Brook, N.Y., Susan M. Dorot of White Plains, N.Y., Megan Ahearn of Port Chester, N.Y., and Michelle McCann of New Rochelle. Other survivors include stepson Bob Thiele Jr. of California, a brother, four grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

Teresa BrewerTheresa Veronica Breuer was born May 7, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio. Her mother took her to her first audition at age 2 – for a radio show called “Uncle August’s Kiddie Show.” Brewer sang “Take Me Out to The Ball Game” and performed for pay consisting of cupcakes and cookies from the show’s sponsor. She continued singing at talent competitions and from 1938 to 1943 made regular appearances on the “Major Bowes Amateur Hour” radio program.

She quit high school at seventeen and moved to New York. There, she started performing in a string of talent shows, which eventually led to a recording career. Ms. Brewer topped the charts over 40 times, with great songs like “Music, Music, Music”, “Till I Waltz Again With You”, and “A Sweet Old-Fashioned Girl”. In 1956, she co-wrote “I Love Mickey”, written for and sung with Yankee slugger, Mickey Mantle.

A multi-talented performer, Teresa found herself on many TV shows during the 50’s and even Hollywood came calling, when she co-starred in “Those Redheads from Seattle.” Due to rave reviews, Paramount offered her a seven-year contract, but she declined, choosing instead to stay home in New Rochelle and raise her children.

After her marriage to William Monahan ended, she revived her singing career by recording a series of jazz albums. She worked with many jazz greats, including Count Basie, Earl Hines and Duke Ellington. It was during this time, she met her second husband, jazz producer, Bob Thiele. Mr. Thiele died in 1996.

Teresa Brewer was one of my favorite pop singers. You’ll hear many of her Charted hits,  and be sure to listen for “I Love Mickey” with Yankee great Mickey Mantle.  Catch them in rotation at TUNEDEX MEMORIES.

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Posted by on October 20, 2007 in Rest In Peace


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