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McRae, Carmen

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Personal name headingMcRae, Carmen
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Variant(s)Macrae, Carmen
McCrae, Carmen
Associated countryUnited States
Birth date19220408
Death date19941110
Place of birthNew York (N.Y.)
Place of deathBeverly Hills (Calif.)
Field of activityJazz
AffiliationJulia Richman High School (New York, N.Y.) Mercer Ellington Big Band
Profession or occupationSingers Pianists Composers
Found inTjader, C. Heat wave [SR] p1983: label (Carmen McRae, vocals)
Guinness enc. of pop. mus., 2nd ed. (McRae, Carmen; b. Apr. 8, 1922, New York City, d. Nov. 10, 1994, Beverly Hills, Calif.; American jazz singer, pianist, and songwriter)
Gourse, L. Carmen McRae, 2001: CIP galley (b. Apr. 8, 1920)
Copyright catalog, motion pictures 1960-1969: p. 291 (The Jonathan Winters show, LP36713, guest, Carmen Mcrae)
Carmen McCrae, 2001: t.p. (Carmen McCrae) p.3 (born 8 April 1920) p.9 (died 10 Nov. 1994)
African American National Biography, accessed February 24, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (McRae, Carmen; jazz singer; born 08 April 1922 in New York, United States; attended Julia Richman High School in Manhattan; recorded the song Dream of Life thanks to Billie Holiday (1939); imitated Holiday closely in performances at the start of career; joined Mercer Ellington's Big Band (1946-1948); gained widespread recognition with first album, By Special Request (1954-1955); began touring with stands at the Black Hawk in Los Angeles, the Rainbow Grill in New York, and the Colonial in Toronto; further albums include, After Glow, Something to Swing About, and Lover Man (1957, 1959, 1961); traveled internationally for two decades and made fine albums, including The Great American Songbook, Live at Bubba's, and most notably, Carmen Sings Monk (1971, 1981, 1988); died 10 November 1994 in Beverly Hills, California, United States)
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