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Kay Starr

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.

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Starr, Kay," accessed January 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345161.

Starr, Kay. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345161.

"Starr, Kay." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/345161

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