Cleo Laine & John Dankworth

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    It Was a Lover and His LassCleo Laine & John Dankworth
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    Spread a Little HappinessCleo Laine & John Dankworth
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    You're BlaséCleo Laine & John Dankworth
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    Mad About the BoyCleo Laine & John Dankworth
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    You've Done Something to My HeartCleo Laine & John Dankworth

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        With a multi-octave voice similar to Betty Carter's, incredible scatting ability, and ease of transition from a throaty whisper to high-pitched trills, Cleo Laine was born in 1927 in the Southall section of London, the daughter of a Jamaican father and English mother. Her parents sent her to vocal and dance lessons as a teenager, but she was 25 when she first sang professionally, after a successful audition with the big band led by Johnny Dankworth. Both Laine and the band recor... Read more

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