Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae

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Top Songs

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Yesterdays
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Poor Butterfly [Remastered]
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Isn't It Romantic
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Still We Dream [Remastered 2001]
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When The Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bobbin' Along

Albums

  • Live at Bubba's 1981

    Jul 2021 • 12 songs

  • Sound of Silence

    Jun 2020 • 1 song

  • I'm Coming Home Again

    Jun 2020 • 13 songs

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Carmen McRae

Biography

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 (briefly) and Mercer Ellington (1946-1947), and became the intermission singer and pianist at several Ne...
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