Eight classic albums

Carmen McRae (performer)
Eight classic albums
Eight classic albums Eight classic albums

Eight classic albums

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Album 1 Carmen McRae - 1954 (tracks 1-8)
Album 2 When you're away - 1959 (tracks 9-20)
Album 3 Torchy - 1955 (tracks 21-32)
Album 4 Blue moon - 1956 (tracks 33-44)
Album 5 Carmen for cool ones - 1958 (tracks 45-56)
Album 6 Birds of a feather - 1958 (tracks 57-68)
Album 7 After glow - 1957 (tracks 69-80)
Album 8 Carmen McRae sings lover man and other Billie Holiday classics - 1961 (tracks 81-92)
Eight classic albums
Carmen McRae 1920-1994 (zang)
Real Gone Jazz, 2012
4 cd's + blaadje
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73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Carmen McRae

Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 – November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer. She is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century and is remembered for her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretation of lyrics.

Early life and education

McRae was born in Harlem, New York City, United States. Her father, Osmond, and mother, Evadne (Gayle) McRae, were immigrants from Jamaica. She began studying piano when she was eight, and the music of jazz greats such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington filled her home. When she was 17 years old, she met singer Billie Holiday. As a teenager McRae came to the attention of Teddy Wilson and his wife, the composer Irene Kitchings. One of McRae's early songs, "Dream of Life", was, through their influence, recorded in 1939 by Wilson’s long-time collaborator Billie Holiday. McRae considered Holiday to be her prim…Read more on Wikipedia