Kitty Jean Bilbrew (July 7, 1923 – August 11, 2009), better known as Kitty White, 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. She was also the sole female voice on Elvis Presley's "Crawfish" from the "King Creole" film soundtrack.
She sang the title song, "Riders to the Stars", for the 1954 sci-fi film of the same name.
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|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 November 29, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/350698.
White, Kitty. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/350698.
"White, Kitty." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 29 November 2023.
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