Music for Yachtsmen
I knew Vaughn in the 1950s when the "Music for Yachtsmen" LP was
produced. Our recording director was Charles Grean, my manager. He and
Vaughn were great sailors, and I do know that late in their lives, they
were together quite a lot in the waters of the Caribbean.
Yachting Magazine requested this album, and it was made
primarily for them. MG Productions of Boston were in charge, as I
remember. It was not sold in stores, but was a promotion for the magazine.
I did talk about the album on the Jack Paar Show and sang "Red Sails in
the Sunset" many times, mentioning that Vaughn sang it on the album. I
would later record it and have it on "Betty's Hits, Vol. 2."
I did love singing with him [Vaughn], and found him to be very
professional. By that, I mean that he knew his assignment and we did the
takes in the studio (Gorham, New York, NY) in the prescribed time. That is
unusual, I can tell you. He was a gentleman and a wonderful performer. It
was sheer joy working with a true professional. I remember him with great
Yes, MG Productions is definitely Monroe and Grean.
Submitted by: Betty Johnson