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A distinctive, girlish voice, crisp, impeccable delivery, and an irrepressible sense of playful swing made Blossom Dearie one of the most enjoyable singers of the vocal era. Her warmth and sparkle ensured that she'd never treat standards as the well-worn songs they often appeared in less capable hands. And though her reputation was made on record with a string of excellent albums for Verve during the '50s, she remained a draw with Manhattan cabaret audiences long into the new millennium.

Actually born with the name Blossom Dearie in the New York Catskills, she began playing piano at an early age and studied classical music before making the switch to jazz while in high school. After graduation, she moved to New York and began appearing with vocal groups like the Blue Flames (attached to Woody Herman) and the Blue Reys (with Alvino Rey). She also played cocktail piano around the city, and moved to Paris in 1952 to form her own group, the Blue Stars of France. Dearie also appeared in a nightclub act with Annie Ross, and made a short, uncredited appearance on King Pleasure's vocalese classic, "Moody's Mood for Love." She recorded an obscure album of piano solos, and in 1954, the Blue Stars hit the national charts with a French version of "Lullaby of Birdland."

After hearing Dearie perform in Paris in 1956, Norman Granz signed her to Verve and she returned to America by the end of the year. Her eponymous debut for Verve featured a set of standards that slanted traditional pop back to its roots in Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and cabaret. Her focus on intimate readings of standards ("Deed I Do," "Thou Swell") and the relaxed trio setting (bassist Ray Brown and drummer Jo Jones, plus Dearie on piano) drew nods to her cabaret background.

On her next few records, Dearie stuck to her focus on standards and small groups, though her gift for songwriting emerged as well with songs like "Blossom's Blues." She performed in solo settings at supper clubs all over New York, and appeared on the more cultured of the late-'50s New York talk shows. Her husband, flutist Bobby Jaspar, made several appearances on her records, notably 1959's My Gentleman Friend. After a recording break in the early '60s, Blossom Dearie signed to Capitol for one album (1964's May I Come In?), but then recorded sparingly during the rest of the decade.

Finally, in the early '70s, she formed her own Daffodil Records label and began releasing her own work, including 1974's Blossom Dearie Sings and the following year's My Favorite Celebrity Is You. She also performed at Carnegie Hall with Anita O'Day and Joe Williams, billed as the Jazz Singers. She continued to perform and record during the 1980s through to the early 2000s, centered mostly in New York but also a regular attraction in London as well. She retired from playing live in 2006 due to health concerns and died quietly in her Greenwich Village apartment on February 7, 2009.

Title: More Than You Know

Artist: Blossom Dearie

Genre: Pop

Title: It's Love

Artist: Blossom Dearie

Genre: Jazz

Title: Blossom'S Planet

Artist: Blossom Dearie

Genre: Jazz

Title: Super Bright Hits

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Christmas - Single

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Hit It

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Lets Have A Drink

Artist: Blossom Dearie

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gaudy Colours

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Light Branched

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Sexy Lady

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Genre: Jazz

Title: One By One

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Genre: Jazz

Title: I'M Hip

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Game Of Marbles

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Delightful Trip

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Fresh As Dew

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Look Down

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Delicately Built

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Needlepoint Magic

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Freedom Loving

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Plus je t'embrasse

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Genre: Jazz

Title: Diva

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Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Finest Jazz Queens

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top Jazz Singers

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top 20 Jazz Vocals

Genre: Jazz

Title: Hot Pianos

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Soft Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz for Dinner

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ladies Sing Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ladies Sing Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gold - Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: New Compilation

Genre: Jazz

Title: Great Divas of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Dinner Vibes

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz: Love Songs

Genre: Jazz

Title: New York for Lovers

Genre: Jazz

Title: Divas Of Jazz Vol 6

Genre: Jazz

Featuring albums

Title: Verve/Unmixed 3

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve Remixed 3

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Paris For Lovers

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gold - Jazz Divas

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve Remixed 3

Artist: Verve Remixed

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Title: The Wine of Love

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Verve 60

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Now Playing Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Oldies: Pop

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: All American Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Women

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Serenades

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Mingle Music

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Classics

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

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