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Nan Wynn

Nan Wynn

Nan Wynn (1915 – 1971) was a vocalist and film actress, performing through the 1930s and 40s with Hudson-DeLange and many other white bigbands but perhaps mostly known today as recording with Teddy Wilson in 1938 … … Read entire article »

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Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan (1924 – 1990) was one of the greatest vocalists jazz has ever seen, a perfect artist, starting her career with the rise of modern jazz, recording with Bird and Dizzy, and although she often later did popular and commercial ballads, her stardom was never challenged… … Read entire article »

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Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow (1904 – 1956) was a virtuoso vocalist and trumpet artist, touring the world in the 1920s and 30s and made several excellent recording sessions in Europe, but got stuck and imprisoned in Denmark during the World War II and barely survived… … Read entire article »

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Eddie Jefferson

Eddie Jefferson

Eddie Jefferson (1918 – 1979) was a tap dancer and singer who is supposed to have invented the art of setting lyrics to famous jazz soli, but it took him long time to get real recognition and then he was murdered… … Read entire article »

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Frank Foster

Frank Foster

Frank Foster (1928 – 2011) was an excellent mainstream tenorsax player, first known for his long time work with the Count Basie orchestra in the fifties and sixties but later as an important arranger and bandleader… … Read entire article »

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Putney Dandridge

Putney Dandridge

Putney Dandridge (1902 – 1946) was an entertainer known for his 1935-36 recording sessions with star studded personnel, but many do not realize that he was an exceptional vocalist with his own original ideas, deserving to have a nice place in jazz history… … Read entire article »

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Una Mae Carlisle

Una Mae Carlisle

Una Mae Carlisle (1918 – 1956) was a fine vocalist and pianist, discovered and working with Fats Waller in the thirties, later active, also on radio and tv, through the forties … … Read entire article »

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