Carmen McRae

    Carmen McRae

    • Carmen McRae
    Carmen McRae

    Carmen McRae

    • Carmen McRae

    Carmen McRae

    Latest Release

    The Complete Ralph Burns Sessions (feat. Ben Webster) [Bonus Track Version]

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    How Long Has This Been Going OnCarmen McRae
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    My Funny ValentineCarmen McRae
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    Exactly Like YouCarmen McRae

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        Carmen McRae always had a nice voice (if not on the impossible level of an Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan) but it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretations of lyrics that made her most memorable. She studied piano early on and had her first important job singing with Benny Carter's big band (1944), but it would be another decade before her career had really gained much momentum. McRae married and divorced Kenny Clarke in the '40s, worked with Count Basie (bri... Read more

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