Carmen McRae



Carmen McRae

Rating
Active
1939 to 1991
Born
April 8, 1920 in Harlem
Died
November 10, 1994
Location
Harlem, United States
Genres
Singer/Songwriter
Biography
Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was a U.S. jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist. McRae was born in Harlem, New York, on the 8th April 1920, and studied piano as a child. As a teenager she came to the attention of Teddy Wilson and his wife, the composer Irene Kitchings Wilson. Through their influence, one of McRae's early songs, "Dream of Life", was recorded by Wilson's longtime collaborator Billie Holiday. By the late 1940s she was well known among the modern jazz musicians who gathered at Minton's Playhouse, Harlem's most famous jazz club, where she was the intermission pianist.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Blues in My Heart

Blues in My Heart

Joe Williams August 6, 2015

14 Tracks

Classics

Classics

Carmen McRae January 1, 2014

15 Tracks

BD Music Presents Carmen McRae

BD Music Presents Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae September 18, 2012

48 Tracks

When You're Away

When You're Away

Carmen McRae June 1, 2012

12 Tracks

No More Blues

No More Blues

Carmen McRae January 23, 2012

14 Tracks

New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

Carmen McRae January 1, 2012

12 Tracks

Torchy

Torchy

Carmen McRae December 14, 2010

12 Tracks

Any Old Time

Any Old Time

Carmen McRae April 7, 2010

12 Tracks

Tonight Only!

Tonight Only!

The Dave Brubeck Quartet February 9, 2010

9 Tracks

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