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Jeanie Bryson - 100% match to Dorothy Dandridge

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

Mary Stallings - 90% match to Dorothy Dandridge

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

Carol Sloane - 73% match to Dorothy Dandridge

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

Irene Kral - 69% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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18 January 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 August 1978, Encino, California, USA. Taking heed of the success of her older brother, Roy Kral, she began singing while still a teenager. She gained valuable on-the-road experience with bands led by Woody Herman and former Herman bass player Chubby Jackson before spending some time with a vocal group. In the late 50s she was wi Read more

Bobby Troup - 56% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Robert William Troup, 18 October 1918, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 February 1999, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. After studying extensively, including a degree in economics, Troup turned to songwriting and singing to his own piano accompaniment. In 1941 he was hired by Tommy Dorsey, but was drafted the same year. After five years in the US Navy, where he wrote scores Read more

LaVerne Butler - 42% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Sylvia Syms - 42% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sylvia Blagman, 2 December 1917, Brooklyn, USA, d. 10 May 1992, New York City, New York, USA. One of America’s most distinguished cabaret and jazz singers with a profound appreciation of lyrics, Syms overcame polio as a child, and in her teens discovered the delights of jazz in the clubs of New York’s 52nd Street. Inspired and informally trained by Billie Holiday, Read more

Sue Raney - 40% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Raelene Claire Claussen, 18 June 1940, McPherson, Kansas, USA. Raised in New Mexico, as a small child Raney was trained by her mother, a professional singer and music teacher. Raney began singing at the age of four and at age eight was singing professionally. Four years on, she had regular radio and television spots including appearances with country singer Glen Campbell. He Read more

Dennis Rowland - 34% match to Dorothy Dandridge

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

Martha Tilton - 32% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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14 November 1915, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, d. 8 December 2006, Brentwood, California, USA. ‘The Liltin’ Miss Tilton’, as she was often introduced by radio announcers, spent much of her early life in and around Los Angeles, appearing on local radio during the mid-30s. She sang with various bands including Jimmy Dorsey in 1936, then appeared with a vocal grou Read more

Frank Sinatra - 29% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Television Vintage Hollywood Vocals Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francis Albert Sinatra, 12 December 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 May 1998, Los Angeles, California, USA. After working for a time in the office of a local newspaper, The Jersey Observer, Frank Sinatra decided to pursue a professional career as a singer. Already an admirer of Bing Crosby, he was impelled to pursue this course after attending a 1933 Crosby concert, an Read more

Helen O'Connell - 29% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s
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Arthur Prysock - 27% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 January 1929, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 14 June 1997, Hamilton, Bermuda. After singing with a number of small bands, in 1945 Prysock joined Buddy Johnson, with whom he appeared at many Harlem clubs and ballrooms. Subsequently, he worked as a soloist, signing to Decca Records in 1952 and achieving chart success with a version of the standard ‘I Couldn’t Read more

Cheryl Bentyne - 27% match to Dorothy Dandridge

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

Kitty Kallen - 26% match to Dorothy Dandridge

Genres: Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s
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