Betty Roché

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        A singer who performed with Duke Ellington in both the '40s and '50s, Betty Roch+¬ was famous for her strong, dramatic way of putting across blues material, a talent that not every vocalist with this big band had. Ellington, who was sometimes prone to hire vocalists with stilted, nearly classical delivery, described Roch+¬ with typical grace: "She had a soul inflection in a bop state of intrigue and every word was understandable despite the sophisticated hip and jive connotation... Read more

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