I Want a Doll

Words and Music


Charles Nathan



Donna Courtell (2013), vocalist on "I Want a Doll".

As a professional singer, Donna has toured Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, California, and Kansas City, Missouri, performing in lounges, dance rooms, and showrooms, with duos, trios, larger combos, including horns, and big bands. As the owner of Courtell Talent Agency, Donna has produced the national act stage for Springfield Utility Board's Fourth of July "Light Of Liberty" Fundraiser, bringing in Asleep At The Wheel, B.J. Thomas, Peter Noone and Herman's HermitsThe Ventures, Nokie Edwards, Johnny Rivers, Sha Na Na, and Paul Revere & The Raiders.



Eugene, Oregon had never seen a musician with such stature move into the area and go to work the way Paul Biondi did back in the '90s. Previously, in Los Angeles and on the road, Paul backed up such artists as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Barbra Streisand, Ray Charles, Lena Horne, and toured for several years with Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, and Ike and Tina Turner. He also wrote and played on movie scores and television theme songs and performed with many famous individual artists, including Jimmy Smith, Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers, Jack Sheldon, Tex Beneke, Horace Height Jr., The Temptations, the Four Tops, The Drifters, The Platters, The Cadillacs, The Shirelles, and numerous other groups and artists.

Paul Biondi (mid-90s), tenor sax on "I Want a Doll."


Cover and Liner Notes to the Christmas Song

I Want a Doll