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Irene Kral - 100% match to Frances Faye

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

Sue Raney - 77% match to Frances Faye

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

Gordon MacRae - 74% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1921, East Orange, New Jersey, USA, d. 24 January 1986, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. A popular singer on record, radio and in films during the 50s, MacRae was the son of local radio celebrity Wee Willie MacRae, and often worked on radio as a child actor before joining the Millpond Playhouse in New York. There he met actress Sheila Stephens who became his first wife in 19 Read more

Helen O'Connell - 74% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s
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Mabel Mercer - 62% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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3 February 1900, Birmingham, Staffordshire, England, d. 20 April 1984, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. A celebrated and influential cabaret singer, as a young girl Mercer was educated at convent school, and underwent classical voice training. Her mother was a white variety singer and actress, her father a black American jazz singer who died before she was born. Her mother re Read more

Martha Tilton - 58% match to Frances Faye

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

LaVerne Butler - 55% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Mary Stallings - 55% match to Frances Faye

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

Sylvia Syms - 54% match to Frances Faye

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

Betty Bennett - 52% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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23 October 1921, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Bennett studied piano and singing, with the intention of becoming an opera singer. She was attracted to jazz when her mother introduced her to the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie. She joined Georgie Auld’s band, then worked with big bands led by Claude Thornhill, Alvino Rey and Charlie Ventura, where she replaced Jackie C Read more

Julie Wilson - 51% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Julia May Wilson, 21 October 1924, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. An actress and singer, Wilson is acknowledged as one of the greatest interpreters of standard popular songs in the world of cabaret. Her sophisticated image, with a figure-hugging gown, and a gardenia tucked into her swept-back gleaming black hair, is a reminder of a bygone era. She started young, being voted ‘Mis Read more

Ann Richards - 50% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s
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Bobby Short - 49% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Waltrip Short, 15 September 1924, Danville, Illinois, USA, d. 21 March 2005, New York, USA. A self-taught pianist, Short worked in vaudeville as a child and sang in clubs and on radio in Chicago, operating under the nickname of ‘the Miniature King of Swing’. In mid-1937 he went to New York where he played and sang for audiences unprepared for smart-suited so Read more

Dorothy Dandridge - 48% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Documentaries Vocals
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Ernie Andrews - 47% match to Frances Faye

Genres: Blues Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1927, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Andrews was raised in Louisiana but by his mid-teens was living in Los Angeles where he attracted attention through singing at talent shows. He also sang with visiting bands, including Andy Kirk’s, and made a handful of records that were sufficiently popular to convince him that he was in the right business. Although in Read more


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