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The Cats & The Fiddle - 79% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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This African-American vocal/instrumental group from Chicago, Illinois, USA, featured original members Austin Powell (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy Henderson (first tenor, tipple), Ernie Price (second tenor, tipple) and Chuck Barksdale (bass vocals, bass). The Cats And The Fiddle were one of the finest representatives of the string band/vocal harmony ensembles that were common in Read more

Mary Stallings - 73% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1939, San Francisco, California, USA. Stallings began singing in public at the age of eight. Encouraged by her saxophonist uncle, Orlando Stallings, she sang in local jazz clubs during her teenage years and while still in high school joined Louis Jordan’s band. She began touring, singing in other parts of the USA and also as far afield as Australia. Back in th Read more

Jeanie Bryson - 70% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1958, New York City, New York, USA. The daughter of songwriter-pianist Connie Bryson and Dizzy Gillespie, Jeanie played piano from an early age. Later, she studied extensively at Rutgers, adding flute and ethnomusicology to her attainments. There she came under tuition from Kenny Barron and widened her interest to include singing music of the Far East and the Indian s Read more

Rene Marie - 65% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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René Marie Stevens, 7 November 1955, Warrenton, Virginia, USA. When René Marie was nine years old, her family moved to Roanoke, Virginia, by which time she was singing and also learning to play piano. In her mid-teens she sang R&B in a group called the Majestics that was formed by fellow teenagers in the neighbourhood. At 18, she married the piano player in Read more

Kate McGarry - 61% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1970, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA. Raised in a large and musical family, after high school McGarry studied at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where her tutors included saxophonist Archie Shepp. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Music and Jazz, she toured with a Boston-based vocal ensemble named One O’Clock Jump. Early in her solo c Read more

Roseanna Vitro - 57% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 February 1954, Texarkana, Texas, USA. Singing from very early childhood, Vitro drew her musical inspiration from a wide variety of sources. Although she eventually honed her talent into a jazz groove, she has always retained an awareness of other musical forms including gospel, soul, rock ‘n’ roll and R&B. In the late 70s, she moved to Houston, Texas, where Read more

Cheryl Bentyne - 56% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 January 1950, Mount Vernon, Washington, USA. Bentyne grew up in a musical household; her father was a semi-professional musician who led his own dixieland-style jazz band. When she displayed an interest in singing, her mother encouraged her to sing with the band. She also sang in musical productions at her high school. Although her ambitions lay in an acting career, singi Read more

Jack Sheldon - 55% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 November 1931, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. After studying trumpet as a child, Sheldon played professionally while still in his early teens. In the late 40s, now relocated in the Los Angeles area, he played with many leading west coast musicians, including Art Pepper, Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray. He was also closely associated with comedian Lenny Bruce. In 1955 he was o Read more

Janis Siegel - 54% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 July 1952, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Siegel made her name as a member of vocal group the Manhattan Transfer. Drawing her inspiration from artists such as Aretha Franklin, the Four Tops and the Temptations, and with a liking for gospel and modern jazz stars such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk and Pharoah Sanders, Siegel blended in comfortably with her musi Read more

LaVerne Butler - 53% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Hot Lips Page - 49% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Oran Thaddeus Page, 27 January 1908, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. 5 November 1954, New York City, New York, USA. In the 20s Page played trumpet mostly in his home state but also toured in bands accompanying some of the best of the day’s blues singers, among them Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox. Towards the end of the 20s Page joined Walter Page’s Blue Devils, a band Read more

Andy Kirk - 48% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Sathima Bea Benjamin - 48% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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17 October 1936, Cape Town, South Africa. Benjamin began singing in the 50s, and towards the end of the decade met pianist Abdullah Ibrahim (formerly Dollar Brand), whom she later married. In 1962 Benjamin and Ibrahim visited Switzerland, where they met Duke Ellington, who invited them to Paris for a recording session. Ibrahim’s records were released, but hers were not Read more

Count Basie - 47% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ella Fitzgerald - 46% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 15 June 1996, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Following the disappearance of her father, Fitzgerald was taken to Yonkers, New York by her mother and her new man Joseph da Silva. At school she sang with a glee club and showed early promise, but preferred dancing to singing. Even so, chronic shyness militated Read more


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