Margaret Germano, better known as Peggy Mann (September 27*, 1919 – summer 1988), was an American Big Band singer who was prominent in the 1930s and 1940s.
Now virtually forgotten, but certainly deserving of reappraisal, is Peggy Mann. Born Margaret Germano in Yonkers New York in 1919, Peggy was a prominent big band vocalist of the late 1930s - early 1940s. A noted beauty and prodigy child dancer, she turned to singing instead, replacing Bea Wain in Ben Pollack's orchestra.
She also worked with Henry Halstead, Ben Pollack and Enoch Light in the late 30s, and sang with Larry Clinton, Goodman, McKinley and violinist Teddy Powell who formed his first big band in 1938. She also worked with Gene Krupa in the early 40s before she left to work as a soloist. A review in Billboard magazine referred to her "captivating manner that has made her a favourite song stylist."
She sang with the Pollack band just after its prime, but was on recordings such as ‘I’m In My Glory’, ‘If It’s The Last Thing I Do’ and ‘You Made Me Love You’. With Clinton she appeared on several recordings, including ‘Because Of You’, ‘You’ll Never Know’ and ‘Isn’t It Time To Fall In Love’. For Teddy Powell’s sweet band she duetted with Dick Judge on the hit, ‘Goodbye, Mama (I’m Off To Yokohama)’ and also sang on ‘Somebody’s Thinking Of You Tonight’ and ‘Be Careful, It’s My Heart’.