- Category : Entertain-Music-Vocalist-Pop,-Rock,-etc.
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Laws 2
Best known for her wordless vocals on the space age pop era album, Moon Gas (1963), a collaboration with keyboardist/arranger Dick Hyman and guitarist Vinnie Bell.
Early in her career, while part of saxophonist Tex Beneke's postwar version of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Mayo met bassist and arranger Al Ham who later became her husband. The couple settled in New York City, and had a daughter Lorri.
Mayo enjoyed her greatest commercial success leading the studio chorus of the Hillside Singers for the 1971 Coca-Cola jingle, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing." Two full-length Hillside Singers LPs, both featuring Mayo, were to follow.
Mayo died of cancer in December 1985. Time Remembered, a collection of songs she cut for the NPR radio series American Popular Song nine years earlier, was released posthumously in 1986.