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The Cats & The Fiddle - 75% 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

Cheryl Bentyne - 72% 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

Kevin Mahogany - 72% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 July 1958, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Mahogany studied music as a child and at the age of 12 played baritone saxophone in Eddie Baker’s New Breed Jazz Orchestra while studying in Kansas City. He sang in a choir while in high school and entered and won a church singing scholarship open to baritone singers, not saxophonists. While studying at Baker University he forme Read more

Jeanie Bryson - 66% 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

Carol Sloane - 63% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Carol Morvan, 5 March 1937, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. While still only 14 years old, Sloane sang with a local dance band, Ed Drew’s, owing to the active encouragement of her piano- and saxophone-playing Uncle Joe. By her late teens she had gained sufficient experience to be hired by the popular dance band led by the brothers Les And Larry Elgart. In 1960 she briefl Read more

Kate McGarry - 56% 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

Janis Siegel - 53% 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

Jack Sheldon - 52% 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

Roseanna Vitro - 52% 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

LaVerne Butler - 50% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Dennis Rowland - 49% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s
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c.1950, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Growing up in a musical family, Rowland began singing as a child. Inevitably influenced by Motown Records, he also heard and greatly admired the singing of Joe Williams, whose hit record of ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, with Count Basie, was popular in the mid-50s. Nurturing ambitions to be a singer and an actor, Rowland patiently de Read more

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

Jacqui Naylor - 46% match to Barbara Morrison

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
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