During his prolific 43-year recording career, romantic
crooner Arthur Prysock was heard primarily in the
company of big bands or string sections. On his nearly
60 albums, mostly for the Old Town label, Prysock found
his deep, velvety tones cushioned with violins or brass.
His tender music has been a staple of jazz radio in the
wee hours of the morning, and of cheek-to-cheek
dancing in smoke-filled cocktail lounges.
Arthur Prysock, Jr. was born in South Carolina and raised
on a farm in North Carolina. Leaving home at age 16, he
landed a job with an aircraft company in Hartford,
Connecticut, which lasted until the firm found out he was