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McRae, Carmen


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  • Variants

    • Macrae, Carmen
    • McCrae, Carmen
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19220408
    • Death Date

        19941110
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Julia Richman High School (New York, N.Y.)
        • Organization: Mercer Ellington Big Band
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Beverly Hills (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        female
    • Field of Activity

    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: Tjader, C. Heat wave [SR] p1983:label (Carmen McRae, vocals)
    • found: 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)
    • found: Gourse, L. Carmen McRae, 2001:CIP galley (b. Apr. 8, 1920)
    • found: Copyright catalog, motion pictures 1960-1969:p. 291 (The Jonathan Winters show, LP36713, guest, Carmen Mcrae)
    • found: Carmen McCrae, 2001:t.p. (Carmen McCrae) p.3 (born 8 April 1920) p.9 (died 10 Nov. 1994)
    • found: 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)
  • Change Notes

    • 1984-04-17: new
    • 2015-05-21: revised
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