The legendary Cab Calloway, one of the all-time greats American jazz singers and bandleaders, most famous for his hit 'Minnie The Moocher' - which you've probably seen him perform in The Blues Brothers.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Although known for her soul recordings and referred to as the Queen of Soul, Franklin is also adept at jazz, blues, R, gospel music, and rock. Rolling Stone magazine ranked her atop its "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" list, as well as the ninth greatest artist of all time.
Blues, soul, gospel, jazz, pop, rock & roll -- Etta James knew no musical boundaries and her versatility as a vocalist was unmatched. Her voice had the rare ability to convey a wide range of emotions, from the raunchiest blues numbers like "I Just Wanna Make Love To You" to elegant pop standards like her signature "At Last." Although her life and career was marked by trauma and drug addiction, her legacy abides as one of the greatest and most beloved American singers of any genre.
“Possessor of one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century, Sarah Vaughan ranked with Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday in the very top echelon of female jazz singers. She often gave the impression that with her wide range, perfectly controlled vibrato, and wide expressive abilities, she could do anything she wanted with her voice.
#clairemartin #toomuchinlovetocare #review in #JazzJournal CLAIRE MARTIN: TOO MUCH IN LOVE TO CARE (Linn) "This is an outstanding album from one of the finest jazz singers in the world today . . . Throughout, Barron is extraordinary, playing a subtly supporting role that cushions Martin and ably enhances the omnipresent musical joys on display . . . Martin finds the essence and delivers what must be among the music's definitive and most compelling performances." (Bruce Crowther) *****