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.