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Sabrina (Norma Sykes) Sings

 

Found in March 2017 - Sabrina shows off her first and only song recording - Persuade Me, and A Man and Not a Mouse.

Sabrina and her vinyl record

28 Feb 2013 - A momentous missed chance. I found an Ebay listing for a copy of an Australian pressing of Sabrina's single. I bid $100 - as much as my Sabrinafunds would allow. Some other fanatic, however, bid $105! A sad loss for the Sabrina Encyclopaedia.

2 September 2014 - it happened again!

Sabrina single 1957

Sabrina record cover

 

Sabrina sings

Thanks to the valiant services of Andy Briggs of Kent, we have a succulent treat for you.

Andy, who went to the trouble of ripping the 7" vinyl to CD and posting it from Blighty to Oz, reports that there are no writers shown on the record label (shown above), just the publishers (Leeds & Chappell). The record was released in 1957. He notes that he discovered the record before finding out who Sabrina was from this website - "amazingly suggestive-sounding record for the time and I was pretty dumbstruck when I saw the pictures of her!!! So I reckon this record must have had a lot of blokes rather excited at the time."

Not only then, Andy! The pressure is rising at nylon.net even now!

So, for your aural pleasure, nylon.net presents the tremendous vocal talent of Sabrina (Norma Sykes) for the first time, and often in tune, on the steam-powered Internet.

Sabrina sings

Late news: copyright information (Library of Congress 'Published Music' Vol 10 Part 5A, No. 1 - Jan-Jun 1956) found online reveals that Samba Sabrina was created by Denny Boyce (b. 1921) for piano, consists of 3 pages, sold for 2 shillings, and was copyright Vocable Music Co., Ltd. London 6 April 1956. EFO-42371.

From Sabrina's hit singles of 1957...

Sabrina sings

Side 1: Persuade Me

Sabrina with Tony Osborne and his orchestra

1.2M, MP3
Sabrina sings Side 2: A Man and Not a Mouse 940K, MP3

Sabrina sings

Who knows if the artist was thinking about Sabrina when he drew
this cartoon, but... click it to see it in full.


From Sabrina's cult classic, Sabrina In High Heels
(sorry)
Satan in High Heels.

Sabrina sings

I Would If I Could
by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman
A most confusing song

785K, MP3
Sabrina sings

What have you done (for me lately)
by Jack Lawrence and Stan Freeman
Only a few bars, but the last note is a classic.

434K, MP3

Yes, it would have been nice to be present when Sabrina recorded her earth-shattering singles. Here's a photo in case you weren't there.

Sabrina sings

 

Found on Youtube - a cover of Sabrina's Persuade Me.

And if that's not enough to satisfy your lust for Sabrinasongs...

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Jump to WATCH Sabrina sing "I would if I could" WMV video
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Jump to WATCH Sabrina sing "What Have You Done for me Lately?" WMV video

And if you need sheet music to give to your

SABRINA REVIVAL FESTIVAL BAND

here it is...

The Samba Sabrina? You bet! She was a cultural icon and here is the proof! (1 July 2005) You can enter the competition to record the Samba Sabrina!

Sabrina sings
Click to see the music!

Sabrina sings

More evidence of Sabrina's efforts to build her skills

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Sabrina - Norma Sykes
From "Box of Delights" - found and lovingly scanned by Paul Walsh

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Sabrina singing lesson

Sabrina sings! But Maestro Mario, her music teacher, is very strict about wrong notes. Sabrina must sing - in tune. (1955)

 

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