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Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was a U.S. jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist.

McRae was born in Harlem, New York, on the 8th April 1920, and studied piano as a child. As a teenager she came to the attention of Teddy Wilson and his wife, the composer Irene Kitchings Wilson. Through their influence, one of McRae’s early songs, "Dream of Life", was recorded by Wilson’s longtime collaborator Billie Holiday.

By the late 1940s she was well known among… read more

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  • Avatar for Nochek
    Thanks.
  • Avatar for rubyathena
    'weep no more' is timeless and perfect.
  • Avatar for Herick_MS
    MEU DEUS, THE SOUND OF SILENCE FICOU MONSTRUOSO, AMEI
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    Old Devil Moon
  • Avatar for Batiste369
    I'm just now getting into this wonderful lady's music and I am blown away! What a talent she was!
  • Avatar for thesleepycloud
    Amazing.
  • Avatar for eliteplum
    fine
  • Avatar for Amiiida
    Her voice is not transparently and stable sense of rhythm.
  • Avatar for MusicProducer70
    Hi Friends! See now the video of Tina Still: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7y5RSh3qj0 Tks! Thiago
  • Avatar for bvnni
    This first time I ever heard her sing was on the Vocal version of Take Five by Dave Brubeck. One of my favourite songs and quite by accident, discovered he and his wife had written lyrics to it and Carmen recorded them.

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