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Carmen McRae

Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1922 – 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. McRae was inspired by Billie Holiday, but she established her own voice. She recorded over sixty albums and performed worldwide.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 8th, 1920 (New York City;Harlem), Died November 10th, 1994 (Beverly Hills)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, piano

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 142 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 86914 10/8/1954 Keep me in mind Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 86915 10/8/1954 Ooh Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 86916 10/8/1954 They all laughed Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 86917 10/8/1954 If I'm lucky Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 87464 2/21/1955 Get set Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 87465 2/21/1955 Whatever Lola wants Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 87466 2/21/1955 Am I the one to blame Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 87467 2/21/1955 You don't have to tell me Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 87850 5/2/1955 A fine romance Sammy Davis, Jr. ; Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 87851 5/2/1955 I go for you Sammy Davis, Jr. ; Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88140 6/14/1955 Just one of those things Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88141 6/14/1955 Sometimes I'm happy Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88142 6/14/1955 Something to live for-1 Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88143 6/14/1955 Love is here to stay Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88144 6/14/1955 I can't get started Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88145 6/14/1955 This will make you laugh Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88146 6/14/1955 Suppertime-2 Carmen McRae vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 88147 6/16/1955 My one and only love Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88148 6/16/1955 Yardbird suite Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88149 6/16/1955 Give me the simple life Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88150 6/16/1955 I'll remember April Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88151 6/16/1955 You took advantage of me Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88860 11/3/1955 Tonight he's out to break another heart Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88861 11/3/1955 Come on, come in Carmen McRae vocalist  
Decca 88862 11/3/1955 The next time it happens Carmen McRae vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 142 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McRae, Carmen," accessed September 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206635.

McRae, Carmen. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206635.

"McRae, Carmen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 September 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/206635

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