Fantastic song from 1962. What’s odd is she was Jewish and performing under her Jewish name. Jews in show biz have always changed their names to Gentile names, especially back then.
She’s such a cute little doll in this video, I almost fell in love with her. Then I went and read up on her and almost fell out of my chair. She was only 15 years old when she recorded this song. You’re looking at a 15 year old girl in this video.
She later became a Messianic Jew. Messianic Jews are still Jews, but they say that Jesus was the Jewish Messiah (he was of course) and they are following him. So they are not completely Christians either. Some call them Christian Jews.
This is not the same thing at all as a Jewish convert to Christianity. Jews don’t like Christian converts, but I believe they hold a particular contempt and rage for Messianic Jews. However, Messianic Jew are covered by the Law of Return and area allowed to make aliyah to Israel.
I can’t believe I missed out on this singer all these years.