Annette Funicello will always be remembered for her time on the original MICKEY MOUSE CLUB television show and as the star of the series of BEACH PARTY movies. What is sometimes forgotten is that she released 15 albums and dozens of singles. Oddly, despite her being a huge star, her records were only moderately successful. Ten of her singles managed to chart on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Hot 100 but only four reached the top 20.
“Indian Giver” was representative of her music as it was a light weight pop tune with simple lyrics and melody. Many of her single releases came with a picture sleeve but few so hokey as the one pictured here.
Annette the televisio starn and movie actor was symbolic of an era while Annette the singer remains an after thought. Still, many of her releases remain collectable with the legion of fans that have stuck with her through the years.