This day (November 10, 1994), in Beverly Hills, California, died Carmen McRae, an American jazz singer.
Wikipedia : This day (November 10, 1994), in Beverly Hills, California, died Carmen McRae, an American jazz singer.
Carmen McRae, the definitive website : Eight years younger than her idol, Billie Holiday, McRae was a contemporary of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Ella and Sarah were already well established by the time Carmen came onto the scene, but it wasn’t long before Carmen was considered their artistic equal, although she never achieved their wide popularity
The Complete Carmen McRae Discography :
@last.fm : She was born in Harlem in 1920, and studied piano as a child. As a teenager she came to the attention of Teddy Wilson and his wife, the composer Irene Kitchings Wilson. Through their influence, one of McRae’s early songs, “Dream of Life”, was recorded by Wilson’s longtime collaborator Billie Holiday.
Audio : How Long Has This Been Going On . When I Fall In Love . Exactly Like You . You Took Advantage Of Me . Nice Work If You Can Get It . All The Things You Are . My Funny Valentine . Dream of Life . New York State Of Mind . Blue Moon .
Video : Round Midnight . Guess Who I Saw TODAY, Gonna Look My Heart . Body & Soul . Miss Otis Regrets 1980 . The Man I Love . That Old Black Magic . Round Midnight .