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Sammy Kaye - 100% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Zamocay, 13 March 1910, Lakewood, Ohio, USA, d. 2 June 1987, Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA. Kaye began playing in bands while still at college. In the early 30s he led a band at the Statler Hotel in Cleveland and also worked in Pittsburgh. In the later years of the decade he was hired by several top New York hotels, including the Astor and the New Yorker. An adept clarin Read more

Guy Lombardo - 94% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1902, London, Ontario, Canada, d. 5 November 1977, Houston, Texas, USA. A celebrated band leader and impresario, early in the 20s, Lombardo formed a dance band in collaboration with his brothers Carmen (b. 16 July 1903, d. 17 April 1971) and Lebert (b. 11 February 1905, d, 16 June 1993) and a fourth brother, Victor (b. 10 April 1911, d. 22 January 1994), joined later Read more

Eddy Howard - 74% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Big Band & Swing Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 September 1914, Woodland, California, USA, d. 23 May 1963, Palm Desert, California, USA. After attending San Jose State College and Stanford University Medical School, Howard sang on radio and worked with bands led by George Olsen, Tom Gerun and Ben Bernie, eventually becoming the resident crooner with the Dick Jurgens Orchestra in 1934. Howard spent nearly six years wit Read more

Freddy Martin - 53% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 December 1906, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 30 September 1983. After starting out on drums and C-melody saxophone, Martin switched to playing tenor saxophone. He led his own band while still at high school, then became a sideman in various local bands. After a few years, he began attracting attention for his smooth and competent musicianship. Guy Lombardo and his brothers hear Read more

Ed Ames - 51% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Ed Urick, 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. Ames was a member of the very successful 50s vocal group, the Ames Brothers, who disbanded in 1959. In the early 60s he studied acting in New York. He appeared in several stage productions including The Crucible, The Fantasticks and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest before playing an Indian, Mingo, in the popular US tele Read more

Bing Crosby - 44% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Latin Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Harry Lillis Crosby, 3 May 1903, Tacoma, Washington, USA, d. 14 October 1977, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain. One of the most popular vocalists of all time, Crosby picked up his nickname through a childhood love of a strip-cartoon character in a local newspaper. After first singing with a jazz band at high school, he sang at university with a friend, Al Rinker. The duo decided t Read more

The Ames Brothers - 43% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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This family group from Malden, Massachusetts, USA, was consistently popular from the late 40s through the 50s. Brothers Joe Urick (3 May 1924), Gene Urick (b. 13 February 1925), Vic Urick (b. 20 May 1926, d. 23 January 1978, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and Ed Urick (b. 9 July 1927, Malden, Massachusetts, USA) started singing together in high school and won several amateur con Read more

Anne Shelton - 41% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Sibley, 10 November 1923, Dulwich, London, England, d. 31 July 1994, East Sussex, England. One of the most important and admired of UK popular singers, Anne Shelton came to prominence as the ‘Forces sweetheart’ during World War II and remained a fondly regarded figure thereafter. She made her first BBC radio broadcast on 30 May 1940 in Monday Night At Eigh Read more

Gracie Fields - 37% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, d. 27 September 1979, Capri, Italy. A singer and comedienne, so popular in the UK during the 30s and 40s that she was its most famous person next to Royalty. Educated occasionally, in-between work in a cotton mill and playing in juvenile troupes, pierrot shows and revues, she took her first big step in 1918 whe Read more

Eddie Fisher - 36% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin Jack Fisher, 10 August 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Fisher was a ‘bobby sox idol’, one of the most popular US singers of the 50s, with a strong, melodic voice. He sang with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura at the age of 18, and his nickname was ‘Sonny Boy’ because of his affection for Al Jolson songs. In 1949 he gained nationw Read more

Perry Como - 36% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Pierino Como, 18 May 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 May 2001, Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Florida, USA. Como was an accomplished popular singer with a warm baritone voice, whose repertoire included ballads, novelty numbers and singalongs. Born into a large Italian-American family in Canonsburg, he left his home town barber shop in 1933 and toured with the local b Read more

Jimmy Boyd - 35% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s
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Deanna Durbin - 32% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edna Mae Durbin, 4 December 1921, Winnipeg, Canada. A refreshingly natural and spirited actress and singer, with a clear, thrilling soprano voice, who was one of the top box-office stars in film musicals of the late 30s and 40s. The Durbin family moved to Los Angeles, California when Deanna was a baby, and she received voice training from the age of eight. After being spotte Read more

Dinah Shore - 32% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

Mildred Bailey - 31% match to Kate Smith

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mildred Rinker, 27 February 1907, nr. Tekoa, Washington, USA, d. 12 December 1951, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA. By the early 20s Bailey was singing and playing piano in silent-picture theatres as well as working as a song demonstrator and performing in revues and on the radio. When only 18 years old, she was headlining a Hollywood nightclub, singing popular songs, blues and Read more


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