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Teddi King - 31% match to Mabel Mercer

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Theodora King, 18 September 1929, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, d. 18 November 1977. Teddi King was a jazz pop singer who enjoyed some crossover success on the 50s pop charts. Her singing career began upon graduation from high school. After working with the bands of Jack Edwards and George Graham she joined Nat Pierce’s band in 1951, with which she made her recording debu Read more

Sylvia Syms - 26% match to Mabel Mercer

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

Elaine Stritch - 25% match to Mabel Mercer

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 2000s
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2 February 1925, Detroit, Michigan, USA. An inimitable actress and singer with a magnetic appeal, who has combined a career in the musical theatre with another in drama, films and on television. Stritch has been called caustic, sardonic, witty, tough, and much else besides. She is said to have sung for the first time on stage in the Long Island revue The Shape Of Things!, in Read more

Julie Wilson - 17% match to Mabel Mercer

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

Eileen Farrell - 16% match to Mabel Mercer

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Vocals
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Barbara Lea - 15% match to Mabel Mercer

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Barbara LeCoq, 10 April 1929, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her family name was changed to Leacock and she shortened this when she took up a career as a singer. Her higher education took place at Wellesley College where she majored in Music Theory. She sang in the college choir and in the late 40s sang jazz and with dance bands in the north eastern states. She also worked as a jaz Read more

Bobby Short - 14% match to Mabel Mercer

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

Kaye Ballard - 12% match to Mabel Mercer

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Catherine Gloria Balotta, 20 November 1925, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. An actress and singer with a long and distinguished career in the theatre and on television and film, Ballard came from Italian descent, and entered showbusiness when she was 14 years old, appearing in a US production of Stage Door Canteen in Cleveland. She began her professional career in vaudeville in 1943, Read more

Libby Holman - 11% match to Mabel Mercer

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s
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Elsbeth Holzman, 23 May 1904, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, d. 18 June 1971, Stamford, Connecticut, USA. Holman was regarded by some as the first great white torch singer, and by others as ‘a dark purple menace’, because of her tempestuous private life. She played minor roles in Broadway musicals such as Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart’s The Garrick Gaieties (1925), Read more


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