Maxine Sullivan

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by Maxine Sullivan

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Marietta Williams, 13 May 1911, Homestead, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 April 1987, New York City, New York, USA. Sullivan began singing in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before travelling to New York in 1937. She joined the Claude Thornhill band and made a hugely successful record of ‘Loch Lomond’. The popularity of this recording led to her making several more jazzed-up folk songs, including ‘Annie Laurie’, which, for all their frequent banality, she sang with effortless... Read more

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jazz
female vocalists
jazz vocal
50s
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