Wilma Reading released three 7” single records on Australia’s Rex label in the early years of her career. The last single consisted of 'I only came to say goodbye' (A-side) and 'That’s how I go for you' (B-side). Both songs were written or co-written by the musical director of Rex, Franz Conde; they were released in the same year that Conde was appointed musical director of Rex’s distributor, Festival Records.
In 1961, Conde’s vision for Festival entailed a distinct shift away from 1950s rock’n’roll to smoother jazz and lounge vocalists. Wilma Reading’s honeyed vocals, backed by lush strings, chorus and orchestra, oozed the glitz and glamour of big bands and nightclubs that Conde was looking for.
It was shortly after this single that Reading headed to Tokyo and then Las Vegas where the golden era of showbiz was in full swing. This last Rex single is an example of Reading at the peak of her early career. Having established herself as a bright star on Australia’s jazz circuit, she is on the cusp of launching into the international market revolving around the USA and UK.