20 March 1961
Alicia also sang background vocals for Duane Eddy, Ann-Margret, Rosemary Clooney, Esquivel, and many others.
Here's Oom Dooby Doom by Alicia Adams on Capitol 4545 from 1961:
Rumor has it that Alicia was born in Nevada, Missouri, a small town south of Kansas City near the Kansas-Missouri border, but I haven't been able to confirm that. She moved to California at some point and became a member of The Encores, a group that was put together by Randy Van Horne. They went on tour with Billy May's Orchestra. In addition to Randy and Alicia, that group also included Clark Burroughs, Bob Morse, and Jack Elliot. In the mid-1950's, Randy collected some of his best session singers, including Alicia, and assembled The Randy Van Horne Singers. You may not have heard of them, but they were premiere studio vocalists in the 1960's. With her beautiful voice, Alicia should have had a long solo career as a pop singer. In fact, we should still hear her singing on oldies radio stations. I don't know why that never happened. That part of the story will always remain a mystery to me!
Randy Van Horne
Randy Van Horne was born on 2 February 1924. He attended school in Baltimore, then El Paso, and moved to California in 1949. He was a pioneer in the development of commercial jingles and studio background singers. He even did some work as the voice of Tony The Tiger and The Grinch. His friends described him as a fun-loving and enthusiastic, yet very humble person. Randy lost his battle with cancer on 26 September 2007. A memorial service was held for him at the Motion Picture And Television Home in Woodland Hills, California.I have no idea where Alicia is today or what she's been doing. If anyone knows, please help us fill in the blanks! All of her solo records are played on MusicMaster Oldies. But now, the next time you hear You Send Me or Tell Laura I Love Her, you can remember Alicia Adams and Randy Van Horne.