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Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae has been played on NTS over 10 times, featured on 19 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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But Beautiful
Carmen McRae, Betty Carter
The Great American Music Hall Records1987
But Beautiful
Carmen McRae, Betty CarterThe Great American Music Hall Records1987
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I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
Carmen McRae
Columbia1962
I'm Gonna Lock My Heart
Carmen McRaeColumbia1962
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Love
Cal Tjader, Carmen McRae
Concord Jazz1982
Love
Cal Tjader, Carmen McRaeConcord Jazz1982
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Come Live With Me
Carmen McRae
Atlantic1991
Come Live With Me
Carmen McRaeAtlantic1991
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Bye Bye Blackbird
Carmen McRae
Mainstream Records1971
Bye Bye Blackbird
Carmen McRaeMainstream Records1971
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The Man I Love
Carmen McRae
Blue Note1976
The Man I Love
Carmen McRaeBlue Note1976
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I Fall In Love Too Easily
Carmen McRae
Groove Merchant1974
I Fall In Love Too Easily
Carmen McRaeGroove Merchant1974
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