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Carmen McRae

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Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 12 episodes and was first played on 26 June 2013.

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…

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Like A Lover
Carmen McRae
Blue Note1975
Like A Lover
Carmen McRaeBlue Note1975
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Take Five
Carmen McRae, The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Columbia1962
Take Five
Carmen McRae, The Dave Brubeck QuartetColumbia1962
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Can't Hide Love
Carmen McRae
Blue Note1976
Can't Hide Love
Carmen McRaeBlue Note1976
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Strange Fruit
Carmen McRae
Columbia1962
Strange Fruit
Carmen McRaeColumbia1962
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How Long Has This Been Going On? (MJ Cole Remix)
Carmen McRae
Acid Jazz2002
How Long Has This Been Going On? (MJ Cole Remix)
Carmen McRaeAcid Jazz2002
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Stolen Moments
Carmen McRae, Betty Carter
The Great American Music Hall Records1987
Stolen Moments
Carmen McRae, Betty CarterThe Great American Music Hall Records1987
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Music
Carmen McRae
Blue Note1976
Music
Carmen McRaeBlue Note1976
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Burst In With The Dawn
Carmen McRae
Buddah Records1980
Burst In With The Dawn
Carmen McRaeBuddah Records1980
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I Never Lied To You
Carmen McRae
Blue Note1975
I Never Lied To You
Carmen McRaeBlue Note1975
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