An occasional duet partner with Guy Mitchell and a solo artist in her own right, vocalist Mindy Carson was working as a secretary when a nightclub manager convinced her to begin singing professionally. She picked up work around New York, and in the mid-'40s made her radio debut on a show with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra. She later joined the band of Harry Cool and first reached the charts with the 1946 Cool hit "Rumors Are Flying." She earned both a radio show (through CBS) and a television show (NBC) in 1949, the latter of which ran for two years. Carson recorded for RCA during the same time, but failed to hit the charts with any of her work.