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Carmen McRae

  • Apr 08, 1920 - Nov 10, 1994 (age 74)
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2017
Ms. Jazz
AlbumAug 4, 2017

Ms. Jazz

Ms. Jazz is an album by American jazz vocalist Carmen McRae …
Ms. Jazz is an album by American jazz vocalist Carmen McRae recorded in 1973 and released on the Groove Merchant label the following year.
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Woman Talk
AlbumJul 14, 2017

Woman Talk

Woman Talk (subtitled Live at the Village Gate) is a live album …
Woman Talk (subtitled Live at the Village Gate) is a live album released by jazz vocalist Carmen McRae featuring tracks recorded in New York in 1965 and originally released on the Mainstream label.
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The Great American Songbook
AlbumJan 20, 2017

The Great American Songbook

The Great American …
The Great American Songbook is a 1972 live album by Carmen McRae, accompanied by a jazz quartet including Jimmy Rowles and Joe Pass. McRae was a great fan of Rowles and described him in the liner notes to the album as "the guy every girl singer in her right mind would like to work with". Rowles's humorous country and western song, "The Ballad of Thelonious Monk", is featured on the album.
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2015
Porgy and Bess
AlbumDec 11, 2015

Porgy and Bess

Porgy and Bess is a 1959 album by Sammy Davis Jr. and …
Porgy and Bess is a 1959 album by Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae of selections from George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess. Davis and McRae were accompanied by the Bill Thompson singers and the album was arranged by Buddy Bregman and conducted by Bregman, Jack Pleis and Morty Stevens.
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2014
At the Great American Music Hall
AlbumSep 9, 2014

At the Great American Music Hall

At the Great American Music …
At the Great American Music Hall is a 1976 live album by Carmen McRae, recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. McRae is joined on several tracks by the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and backed by her jazz trio of pianist Marshall Otwell, bassist Ed Bennett, and drummer Joey Baron. McRae was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards for her performance on this album.
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SongAug 27, 2014

Whatever Lola Wants
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2009
SongOct 26, 2009

New York State of Mind
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Live at Sugar Hill, San Francisco
AlbumApr 21, 2009

Live at Sugar Hill, San Francisco

Live at Sugar Hill, San Francisco released.
2008
First Sessions
AlbumMay 5, 2008

First Sessions

First Sessions released.
2006
Carmen McRae for Lovers
AlbumJan 31, 2006

Carmen McRae for Lovers

Carmen McRae for Lovers released.
2005
Mad About the Man
AlbumApr 26, 2005

Mad About the Man

Mad About the Man is a 1958 album by jazz singer Carmen …
Mad About the Man is a 1958 album by jazz singer Carmen McRae, arranged by Jack Pleis, of songs written by Noël Coward.
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2004
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae
AlbumAug 24, 2004

20th Century Masters - The Millennium C…

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The …
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Carmen McRae released.
2003
SongApr 23, 2003

My Romance
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Book of Ballads
AlbumApr 23, 2003

Book of Ballads

Book of Ballads is a 1958 album by jazz singer Carmen McRae, …
Book of Ballads is a 1958 album by jazz singer Carmen McRae, arranged by Frank Hunter. Billboard chose the cover of Book of Ballads as their 'Album Cover of the Week' in their January 19, 1959 issue.
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2002
The Masquerade Is Over
AlbumJul 3, 2002

The Masquerade Is Over

The Masquerade Is Over released.
Bittersweet
AlbumJan 1, 2002

Bittersweet

Bittersweet released.
2000
Carmen McRae's Finest Hour
AlbumSep 12, 2000

Carmen McRae's Finest Hour

Carmen McRae's Finest Hour released.
1999
Torchy / Blue Moon
AlbumJan 1, 1999

Torchy / Blue Moon

Torchy / Blue Moon released.
1998
Dream of Life
AlbumJan 1, 1998

Dream of Life

Dream of Life released.
1997
It Takes a Whole Lot of Human Feeling
AlbumJan 1, 1997

It Takes a Whole Lot of Human Feeling

It Takes a Whole Lot of …
It Takes a Whole Lot of Human Feeling is an album by American jazz vocalist Carmen McRae recorded in 1973 and released on the Groove Merchant label. The album's title track is a song from the 1971 musical Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope.
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1994
Carmen McRae
PersonalNovember 1994

Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae passed away.
Song Time
AlbumApr 11, 1994

Song Time

Song Time released.
1993
Sings Great American Songwriters
AlbumOct 12, 1993

Sings Great American Songwriters

Sings Great American Songwriters released.
The Ultimate Carmen McRae
AlbumAug 17, 1993

The Ultimate Carmen McRae

The Ultimate Carmen McRae released.
Award1993

NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Aw…

Won NAACP Image Award – Hall of Fame Award.
1992
Here to Stay
AlbumMar 17, 1992

Here to Stay

Here to Stay released.
1990
SongJan 1, 1990

'Round Midnight
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Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Nomination1990

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

Nominated for "Carmen Sings Monk".
Grammy Award
1989
Birds of a Feather
AlbumJan 1, 1989

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather is a 1958 album by Carmen McRae. The …
Birds of a Feather is a 1958 album by Carmen McRae. The album was arranged by Ralph Burns, and features the saxophonist Ben Webster. All the songs on the album reference birds in some way.
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1988
No More Blues
AlbumJan 1, 1988

No More Blues

No More Blues released.
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Nomination1988

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

Nominated for "Fine and Mellow: Live at Birdland West".
Grammy Award
1987
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
Nomination1987

Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female

Nominated for "Any Old Time".
Grammy Award
1986
American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
MovieMay 2, 1986

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

In this film that closely …
In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and begins a journey of his own. He revisits his life, from growing up in a brothel as a child and struggling to beat the long odds to become a top rated comedian. However, his success brings new problems as he develops a tragic pattern of substance abuse that begins to screw up his life. All the while, Jo Jo's spirit watches these events and attempts to convince his past self to turn off from his path of self destruction.
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Any Old Time
AlbumJan 1, 1986

Any Old Time

Any Old Time is a 1986 studio album by Carmen McRae, …
Any Old Time is a 1986 studio album by Carmen McRae, featuring the tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan. McRae was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards for her performance on this album.
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1982
Heat Wave
AlbumJan 1, 1982

Heat Wave

Heat Wave is a 1982 studio album by vibraphonist Cal Tjader …
Heat Wave is a 1982 studio album by vibraphonist Cal Tjader and jazz singer Carmen McRae. Tjader died four months after the completion of Heat Wave, it was his final recording. The album was arranged by pianists Mark Levine and Marshall Otwell. McRae and Tjader did not get on well during the recording, and Tjader later overdubbed his parts without McRae present. McRae chose to sing "Besame Mucho" in its original Spanish language lyrics, and Willie Bobo helped her with the pronunciation.
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1979
Roots: The Next Generations
TV ShowFeb 18, 1979

Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations …
Roots: The Next Generations is an American television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. (Henning is about 48 miles north of Memphis, which is on the Mississippi River and in the southwest corner of the state, and which was then the largest city in it.) This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.
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1975
I Am Music
AlbumJan 1, 1975

I Am Music

I Am Music released.
1971
The Pearl Bailey Show
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TV ShowJan 23, 1971

The Pearl Bailey Show

The Pearl Bailey Show, …
The Pearl Bailey Show, hosted by the multi-talented songstress Pearl Bailey was a musical variety show lasting only five months. A Cooper-Finkel Company production in association with the Pearl Bailey Production Corporation. Pearl Bailey and her husband, drummer Louis Bellson, conductor of the Orchestra for the show, along with the Robert Sidney Dancers and the Allan Davies Singers performed a variety of musical entertainment. Her guests were a who's who from the entertainment world but tough competition with The Dean Martin Variety Show, The Carol Burnett Show and Laugh-In helped sink Pearl's show.
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1970
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show
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TV ShowJan 21, 1970

The Engelbert Humperdinck Show

Engelbert hosts a show that …
Engelbert hosts a show that was a mix of comical banter, silly sketches and an array of musical talent, current and past. Guests include old vaudevillians like Milton Berle and Jack Benny plus TV performers Shirley Jones and Ken Berry.
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Just a Little Lovin'
AlbumJan 1, 1970

Just a Little Lovin'

Just a Little Lovin' is a 1970 studio album by Carmen McRae, …
Just a Little Lovin' is a 1970 studio album by Carmen McRae, produced by Arif Mardin.
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1969
Della
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TV ShowJun 9, 1969

Della

Welcome to the Della! program guide. Hosted by the multi …
Welcome to the Della! program guide. Hosted by the multi-talented Della Reese, this was the first talk show hosted by an African-American woman. Divinely delightful, Della along with her sidekick comic Sandy Baron welcomed a wide array of guests to her hour long program with Peter Myers conducting the Orchestra. Lasting only one season the series is a landmark in history.
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Playboy After Dark
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TV ShowJan 18, 1969

Playboy After Dark

Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by …
Playboy After Dark is an American television show hosted by Hugh Hefner. It aired in syndication through Screen Gems from 1969 to 1970 and was taped at CBS Television City in Los Angeles.
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1968
Showcase '68
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TV ShowJun 11, 1968

Showcase '68

Showcase '68 was a talent show that appeared on NBC during …
Showcase '68 was a talent show that appeared on NBC during the summer of 1968. The show travelled from city to city showcasing professional young musical talent with a winner picked at the end of each telecast by a panel of judges. There were also guest appearances by well known stars. The weekly winners all competed at the final show for a grand prize of $10,000. The grand prize winner was Sly and the Family Stone. Anyone wishing to license clips from the show should contact www.researchvideo.com Lloyd Thaxton himself reminisces about 1968 and Showcase '68 at his blog at http://lloydthaxton.blogspot.com/2008/01/nineteen-sixty-eight.html
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SongJan 1, 1968

The Sound of Silence
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1967
Away We Go
TV ShowJun 3, 1967

Away We Go

A summer replacement series for The Jackie Gleason Show. …
A summer replacement series for The Jackie Gleason Show. The series' regulars were comedian George Carlin, singer Buddy Greco and drummer Buddy Rich (with his band). Buddy Rich did not appear on the final 2 shows.
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The Joey Bishop Show
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TV ShowApr 17, 1967

The Joey Bishop Show

The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had …
The Joey Bishop Show is an American talk show that had its first broadcast on ABC on April 17, 1967, hosted by Joey Bishop and featuring Regis Philbin in his first ongoing role with national television exposure, as Bishop's sidekick/announcer (similar to Ed McMahon's job with Johnny Carson). Created to challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, the show lasted 33 months, with the last show airing on December 26, 1969.
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For Once in My Life
AlbumApr 10, 1967

For Once in My Life

For Once in My Life is a 1967 studio album by Carmen …
For Once in My Life is a 1967 studio album by Carmen McRae, produced by Joel Dorn.
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Hotel
MovieJan 19, 1967

Hotel

In 1967 New Orleans, the St. Gregory hotel stands as the …
In 1967 New Orleans, the St. Gregory hotel stands as the standard of luxury and hospitality. It's been losing money for a very long time and the owner, Warren Trent, has been unable to renew the mortgage. His young and efficient general manager Peter McDermott thinks he can arrange a loan from a union, but it will mean giving the union a foothold in the local hospitality industry. Another alternative would be to sell out to Curtis O'Keefe owner of a major hotel chain who would very much like to add the St. Gregory to his portfolio but would destroy its character in the process. Among the guests in the hotel are the Duke and Duchess of Lanbourne. He is on the short list to be named British ambassador to Washington, but has struck a child with his car. Another guest is Keycase Milne, who is in the hotel to ply his trade - he's a thief.
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1964
The Hollywood Palace
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TV ShowJan 4, 1964

The Hollywood Palace

The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television …
The Hollywood Palace is an hour-long American television variety show that was broadcast weekly (generally on Saturday nights) on ABC from January 4, 1964, to February 7, 1970. Originally titled The Saturday Night Hollywood Palace, it began as a midseason replacement for The Jerry Lewis Show, another variety show, which had lasted only three months. It was staged in Hollywood at the former Hollywood Playhouse (where Lewis' series had originated, temporarily renamed "The Jerry Lewis Theater" from September through December 1963) on Vine Street, which was renamed the Hollywood Palace during the show's duration and is today known as Avalon Hollywood. A little-known starlet named Raquel Welch was cast during the first season as the "Billboard Girl", who placed the names of the acts on a placard (similar to that of a vaudeville house).
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1962
The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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1959
SongJan 1, 1959

I'm Glad There Is You
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1957
SongJan 1, 1957

My Funny Valentine
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1956
The Jonathan Winters Show
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TV ShowOct 2, 1956

The Jonathan Winters Show

The Jonathan Winters Show …
The Jonathan Winters Show is the first of two American television network Variety show television programs to be hosted by comedian Jonathan Winters. The television series was broadcast from October 1956 to June 1957 on NBC.
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The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1955
The Square Jungle
MovieDec 30, 1955

The Square Jungle

Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to …
Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con ...
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Music 55
TV ShowJul 12, 1955

Music 55

Music 55 released.
Torchy
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AlbumJan 1, 1955

Torchy

Torchy is a 1955 album by jazz singer Carmen McRae …
Torchy is a 1955 album by jazz singer Carmen McRae arranged by Jack Pleis and Ralph Burns. Jason Ankeny described the album as "a lush, potently atmospheric collection of romantic ballads rendered for maximum impact" and that the "...sheer intensity of McRae's vocals render orchestration virtually moot. Few singers have equaled her conviction or her fierce intelligence, and her interpretations of songs like "But Beautiful," "My Future Just Passed," and "We'll Be Together Again" pack a devastating emotional punch."
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Nomination1955

Favourite US Female Singer

Nominated for NME Award …
Nominated for NME Award for Favourite US Female Singer.
NME Award
1950
Ike Isaacs
Marriage1950

Ike Isaacs

Charles "Ike" Isaacs (March 28, 1923 - February 27, 1981) …
Charles "Ike" Isaacs (March 28, 1923 - February 27, 1981) was an American jazz bassist from the greater Cleveland, Ohio metropolitan area. Born in Akron, Isaacs played trumpet and tuba as a child before settling on bass. He served in the Army during World War II, where he took lessons from Wendell Marshall. Following this he played with Tiny Grimes (1948–50), Earl Bostic (1951–53), Paul Quinichette (1953), and Bennie Green (1956). He led a band locally in Ohio in 1956, then played for two years in the trio of Carmen McRae, whom he married late in the decade. He worked with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, then with Count Basie (1962), Gloria Lynne (1962–64), and Erroll Garner (1966–70), as well as with his own small groups. He recorded only once as a leader, in 1967 for RGB Records. On this recording he plays in a trio with Jack Wilson on piano and Jimmie Smith on drums.
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1945
House Party
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TV ShowJan 15, 1945

House Party

House Party is an American radio daytime variety/talk show …
House Party is an American radio daytime variety/talk show that aired on CBS Radio and on ABC Radio from January 15, 1945 to October 13, 1967. The show had an equally long run on CBS Television as Art Linkletter's House Party and, in its final season, The Linkletter Show, airing from September 1, 1952 to September 5, 1969.
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1944
Kenny Clarke
Marriage1944

Kenny Clarke

Kenneth Clarke Spearman (January 9, 1914 – January …
Kenneth Clarke Spearman (January 9, 1914 – January 26, 1985), nicknamed Klook, was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. A major innovator of the bebop style of drumming, he pioneered the use of the Ride cymbal to keep time rather than the hi-hat, along with the use of the bass drum for irregular accents ("dropping bombs").
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1920
Carmen McRae
BirthApril 1920

Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae was born.
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