Catherine Laverne Starks (July 21, 1922 – November 3, 2016), known professionally as Kay Starr, was an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the late 1940s and 1950s. She was of Iroquois and Irish heritage. Starr was successful in every field of music she tried (jazz, pop, and country), but her roots were in jazz.
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Birth and Death Data: Born July 21, 1922 (Oklahoma), Died November 3, 2016 (Beverly Hills)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1944
Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-038141||10-in.||7/26/1939||Love with a capital "You"||Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Kay Starr||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||vocalist|
|Victor||BS-038142||10-in.||7/26/1939||Baby me||Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Kay Starr||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||vocalist|
|Decca||72450||10-in.||10/17/1944||Into each life some pain must fall||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||72451||10-in.||10/17/1944||You always hurt the one you love||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||L 3488||10-in.||8/3/1944||Sharecroppin' blues||Charlie Barnet Orchestra ; Kay Starr||vocalist|
|Decca||L 3489||10-in.||8/3/1944||Come out, come out, wherever you are||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||vocalist|
|Decca||L 3490||10-in.||8/3/1944||What a difference a day made||Charlie Barnet Orchestra||vocalist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Starr, Kay," accessed March 24, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345161.
Starr, Kay. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 24, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345161.
"Starr, Kay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 24 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Starr, Kay - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n91072807
Wikidata: Kay Starr - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q469125
MusicBrainz: Kay Starr - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/d25d395a-3891-4243-9a05-8308ad24969d
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