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Maurice Chevalier - 80% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maurice Auguste Chevalier, 12 September 1888, Menilmontant, nr. Paris, France, d. 1 January 1972, Paris, France. The ninth of 10 children eventually reduced by death to three males, Chevalier’s early ambitions to become an acrobat were thwarted by injury. He toured local cafes and music halls as a singer and broad comedian, and later performed at the Eldorado in Paris. Read more

Tino Rossi - 61% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
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Charles Trenet - 58% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 May 1913, Narbonne, France, d. 19 February 2001, Paris, France. One of the leading exponents of the French chanson, Trenet’s mixture of light-hearted comedy and nostalgic romanticism continued to endear him to his countrymen long after most of his contemporaries had passed away. After studying art at the Académie des Arts Décoratives in Paris, Trenet fo Read more

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Gene Austin - 45% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Lucas, 24 June 1900, Gainseville, Texas, USA, d. 24 January 1972, Palm Springs, California, USA. A singer, pianist, songwriter, and all-round entertainer, Austin was known as a ‘soft-voiced’ performer, with an intimate, appealing style. He joined a circus while in his teens, and then served as a bugler in the US Army during World War I. Later, he worked in v Read more

Annette Hanshaw - 43% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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18 October 1901, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 March 1985. In 1926 Hanshaw, who had no particular ambitions to be a professional singer, was heard by an executive of Pathé Records and offered a recording contract. For the next eight years she made numerous records, radio broadcasts and film appearances before tiring of the showbusiness life. Although immensely p Read more

Marlene Dietrich - 38% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maria Magdalene Dietrich, 27 December 1901, Berlin, Germany, d. 6 May 1992, Paris, France. Dietrich’s heavily accented, half-spoken vocal style made her a femme fatale for nearly half a century. She studied acting with director Max Reinhardt, appearing in Germany on stage and in films during the 20s. Her first major role was in Der Blaue Engel (The Blue Angel), in which Read more

Al Bowlly - 28% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
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Mamie Smith - 28% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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26 May 1883, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, d. 30 October 1946, New York City, New York, USA. Despite beginning her showbusiness career as a dancer, before the outbreak of World War I, Smith was established as a singer. Although she was essentially a vaudeville singer, in 1920 she recorded ‘Crazy Blues’, thus becoming the first black singer to record the blues as a soloist Read more

Yves Montand - 28% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ivo Livi, 13 October 1921, Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy, d. 9 November 1991, Senlis, Oise, Picardie, France. Montand’s Italian parents moved to France where his father became a leader in the French Communist Party. Yves was also later a member of the party until the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. As a young man he worked in Marseilles, France, a Read more

Ruth Etting - 26% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
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23 November 1896, David City, Nebraska, USA, d. 24 September 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. This famous torch singer sang on radio and in Chicago nightclubs before making her Broadway debut in Ziegfeld Follies Of 1927 in which she made a tremendous impact with ‘Shaking The Blues Away’. In her next show, Whoopee! (1928), she introduced ‘Love Me Or Leave Read more

Ethel Waters - 24% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ethel Howard, 31 October 1896, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 1 September 1977, Chatsworth, California, USA. One of the most influential of popular singers, Waters’ early career found her working in vaudeville. As a consequence, her repertoire was more widely based and popularly angled than those of many of her contemporaries. It is reputed that she was the first singer Read more

Al Jolson - 20% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Asa Yoelson, 26 May 1886, Srednick, Lithuania (his exact date of birth is uncertain), d. 23 October 1950, San Francisco, California, USA. Shortly before the turn of the century, Jolson’s father, Moses Yoelson, emigrated to the USA. In a few years he was able to send for his wife and four children, who joined him in Washington DC. Moses Yoelson was cantor at a synagogue Read more

Hoagy Carmichael - 18% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hoagland Howard Carmichael, 22 November 1899, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, d. 27 December 1981, Rancho Mirage, California, USA. An important composer, pianist and singer from the 30s through to the 50s, Carmichael grew up in a poor rural community, and was encouraged to play piano by his mother, who accompanied silent films at a local movie theatre. Largely self taught, he con Read more

Jelly Roll Morton - 18% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ferdinand Joseph Lemott, 20 October 1890, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 July 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA. A gifted musician, Morton played various instruments before deciding to concentrate on piano. In the early years of the twentieth century he was a popular figure on the seamier side of New Orleans night life. He played in brothels, hustled pool and generally Read more

Eddie Cantor - 17% match to Josephine Baker

Genres: Vocals
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Edward Israel Iskowitz, 31 January 1892, New York City, New York, USA, d. 10 October 1964, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. An extremely popular comedian, singer and dancer who was prominent in several areas of showbusiness from the 20s through to the 50s. Cantor’s performances were highly animated, seeing him jumping up and down, with hands gesticulating an Read more


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