Create account Log in

Carmen McRae

[Edit]

Wikimp3 information about the music of Carmen McRae. On our website we have 70 albums and 70 collections of artist Carmen McRae. You can find useful information and download songs of this artist. We also know that Carmen McRae represents Jazz genres.

Biography

[Edit]

Carmen McRae always had a nice voice (if not on the impossible level of an Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan) but it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretations of lyrics that made her most memorable. She studied piano early on and had her first important job singing with Benny Carter's big band (1944), but it would be another decade before her career had really gained much momentum. McRae married and divorced Kenny Clarke in the '40s, worked with Count Basie (briefly) and Mercer Ellington (1946-1947), and became the intermission singer and pianist at several New York clubs. In 1954 she began to record as a leader' and by then she had absorbed the influences of Billie Holiday and bebop into her own style. McRae would record pretty steadily up to 1989 and, although her voice was higher in the '50s and her phrasing would be even more laid-back in later years, her general style and approach did not change much through the decades. Championed in the '50s by Ralph Gleason, McRae was fairly popular throughout her career. Among her most interesting recording projects were participating in Dave Brubeck's the Real Ambassadors with Louis Armstrong, cutting an album of live duets with Betty Carter, being accompanied by Dave Brubeck and George Shearing, and closing her career with brilliant tributes to Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan. Carmen McRae, who refused to quit smoking, was forced to retire in 1991 due to emphysema. She recorded for many labels including Bethlehem, Decca (1954-1958), Kapp, Columbia, Mainstream, Focus, Atlantic (1967-1970), Black Lion, Groove Merchant, Catalyst, Blue Note, Buddah, Concord, and Novus.

Title: For Good

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Look Down

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Prismatic Colours

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: After Glow

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Road To Midnight

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ms. Jazz

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop

Title: L'Arciliuto

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre:

Title: My Funny Valentine

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Mad About The Boy

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Special Moments

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Pop

Title: Diva

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Live At Midem

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop

Title: My One And Only Love

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Pop

Title: Street Dance

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sunflower

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Timeless

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ice And Cream

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Music Arena

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Song Time

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop

Title: Mad About the Man

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Second To None

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz, Pop, Classical

Title: Mad About The Music

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Pop

Title: Zigeuner

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Pop

Title: Velvet Soul

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Title: Two Birds

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Driver Songs

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Flying Angel

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: A Silver Cup

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: International Earwig

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: White And Yellow

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Nightlife Evergreen

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Super Bright Hits

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Aurora Borealis

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cheerful Sleigh Ride

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Classics

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Dragon Punch

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ten

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Butterfly Vocals

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Summer Cocktail

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Title: Delightful Trip

Artist: Carmen McRae

Genre: Jazz

Collections

Title: Legends of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Crooners & Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Remixed Jazz & Soul

Genre: Jazz

Title: Cocktail Bar Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Lounge

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Vocal Gems

Genre: Jazz

Title: Revisit #2

Genre: Jazz

Title: Finest Jazz Queens

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ultimate Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: 50's Souvenirs

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Top Jazz Singers

Genre: Jazz

Title: By Special Request

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Music of Mad Men

Genre: Pop

Featuring albums

Title: And Friends

Artist: Pearl Bailey

Genre: Jazz

Title: Legacy of a Legend

Artist: Dave Brubeck

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jingle Bell Swing

Artist: Various

Genre: Pop

Title: Gold - Jazz Divas

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Music of Mad Men

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Pop

Title: The Decca Years

Artist: Jr. Sammy Davis

Genre: Pop

Title: I'll Be Seeing You

Artist: Various Artists

Genre:

Title: Just Jazz

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Swanky Jazz Party

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Taste Of Blues

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz Guitar 101

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Genres