Betty Roche

Mary Elizabeth Roché (January 9, 1918 – February 16, 1999) was an American blues singer. Though she had a sporadic career, she became most noted for her version of "Take the "A" Train" with its composer Duke Ellington, and "was famous for her strong, dramatic way of putting across blues material".

Birth and Death Data: Born January 9, 1918 (Wilmington), Died February 16, 1999 (Pleasantville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 70113 10-in. 12/29/1941 'At's in there Al Cooper and his Savoy Sultans vocalist  


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