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colorful_oldhollywood Carmen McRae, was also known as "The Singer's Singer." Considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century, it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and her ironic interpretations of song lyrics that made her memorable. McRae drew inspiration from #BillieHoliday, but established her own distinctive voice. She went on to record more than 60 albums, enjoying a rich musical career, performing and recording in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Among McRae's most interesting recording projects were Mad About The Man with composer #NoëlCoward in 1957, Boy Meets Girl also in 1957 with #SammyDavisJr., and participating in Dave Brubeck's The Real Ambassadors in 1961 with #LouisArmstrong. #MusicMonday #CarmenMcRae #50s #60s 23h

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danicura Mi novio es lo máximo. Ayer me llenó de regalos increibles. Sabe perfectamente lo que me gusta y cómo seguir sorprendiendome, consintiendome y haciendome inmensamente feliz. El man perfecto sí existe y ES MIO! #regalos #carmenmcrae #GOT #gameofthrones #records #candy #sohappy #felicidadtotal 5d

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mariamendesjazz These were such agitated days that I haven't got the time to post this in time... Nevertheless these two masters in disguised, full of coolness and wonderful artistry had their birthday recently. #herbiehancock 's was yesterday and one of my favorite singers #carmenmcrae 's was last Wednesday April 8th ️ Thank you for your wonderful music that so much inspire me. By the way folks: on my new CD I am singing a great song that I only know of sung by Carmen. When I first heard it I went totally nuts! #jazz 1w

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artistife #Repost from my Sister @mochagirl73, wishing our cousin a Happy Birthday ️
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CARMEN MCRAE Happy Birthday!! My namesake and Cousin~ the one and only incomparable vocal stylist and pianist! 
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#jazz #carmenmcrae #queenofjazz #throwback #retro #blackisbeautiful #takefive #davebrubeck #Alfie #classic #pride #theloniousmonk #lincolncenter #artist #irish #newyorker
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  •   knottigal33 Just heard her scat for the first time today. Never knew who she was before now. 2w
  •   janiceybrar If Carmen McRae is your cousin then your my cousin I'm Carmen McRae daughter 2d

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mochagirl73 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY COUSIN CARMEN MCRAE! ・・・
#carmenmcrae #vocalstylist #artist #classic #soul #retro #jazz #legendary #throwback 2w
  •   djmccask Wait, what? Carmen McCrae's your cousin? Wow! 2w

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djactionslacks #CarmenMcRae was born on this day 95 years ago 2w

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mochagirl73 CARMEN MCRAE Happy Birthday!! My namesake and Cousin~ the one and only incomparable vocal stylist and pianist! 
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#jazz #carmenmcrae #queenofjazz #throwback #retro #blackisbeautiful #takefive #davebrubeck #Alfie #classic #pride #theloniousmonk #lincolncenter #artist #irish #newyorker
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  •   norms182 Nice Shot! :) 2w
  •   janiceybrar If Carmen McRae is your cousin then we're related 2d

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