|Tags:||jazz female vocalists jazz vocal vocal jazz vocal carol sloane|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Carol Morvan, 5 March 1937, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. While still only 14 years old, Sloane sang with a local dance band, Ed Drews, 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 briefly deputized for Annie Ross with Lambert, Hendricks And Ross, and the following year sang at the Newport Jazz Festival. This event opened many doors for her. She made her first record album and appeared at a succession of New York nightclubs, including many that were on the stand-up comic circuit, which thus found her singing talents providing contrast with artists such as Woody Allen, Bill Cosby and Lenny Bruce.
She also made a number of television appearances singing with the Lyle Skitch Henderson band on Johnny Carsons Tonight Show. The end of the 60s...