Kitty White

Kitty Jean Bilbrew, better known as Kitty White (July 7, 1923 – August 11, 2009) was an American jazz singer who was popular in Los Angeles nightclubs.

She recorded mostly on the West Coast with Buddy Collette, Gerald Wiggins, Chico Hamilton, Bud Shank and Red Callender. She sang many demo recordings for her friend, Los Angeles blues composer Jessie Mae Robinson, including "I Went to Your Wedding," a No. 1 hit for Patti Page in 1953.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 7th, 1923 (Los Angeles), Died August 11th, 2009 (Palm Springs)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 6037 2/2/1951 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Jerry Gray Orchestra vocalist  
Decca L 6088 2/16/1951 I apologize Kitty White vocalist  
Decca L 6089 2/16/1951 Paradise Kitty White vocalist  
Decca L 6090 2/16/1951 You're tired of me Kitty White vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "White, Kitty," accessed December 5, 2020,

White, Kitty. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from

"White, Kitty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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