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Cleo Laine

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Biography

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With a multi-octave voice similar to Betty Carter's, incredible scatting ability, and ease of transition from a throaty whisper to high-pitched trills, Cleo Laine was born in 1927 in the Southall section of London, the daughter of a Jamaican father and English mother. Her parents sent her to vocal and dance lessons as a teenager, but she was 25 when she first sang professionally, after a successful audition with the big band led by Johnny Dankworth. Both Laine and the band recorded for Esquire, MGM and Pye during the late '50s, and by 1958, she was married to Dankworth.

With Dankworth by her side, Laine began her solo career in earnest with a 1964 album of Shakespeare lyrics set to Dankworth's arrangements, Shakespeare: And All That Jazz. Laine also gained renown for the first of three concert albums recorded at New York's Carnegie Hall, 1973's Cleo Laine Live! At Carnegie Hall. She also recorded two follow-ups (Return to Carnegie and The 10th Anniversary Concert) the latter of which in 1983 won her the first Grammy award by a Briton. She has proved a rugged stage actress as well, winning a Theater World award for her role in the Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, (in addition to Tony and Drama Desk nominations as well). In 1976 she recorded a jazz version of Porgy and Bess with Ray Charles, and also recorded duets with James Galway and guitarist John Williams. Laine and Dankworth continued to tour into the 1990s, and she received perhaps her greatest honor when she became the first jazz artist to receive the highest title available in the performing arts: Dame Commander.

Title: Gaudy Colours

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Rooftop Storys

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: A Lover And His Lass

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: All About Me

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Pussy Cat

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Nightingale

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Magic Winter Sounds

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Loesser Genius

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Est Friends

Artist: Cleo Laine, John Williams

Genre: Jazz

Title: Quality Time

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Sheet Music

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Confectioner's

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: All Of Me

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Pop

Title: Piano

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Guitar Town Music

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Stormy Weather

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: The April Age

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz

Title: Quintessential Cleo

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz, Pop

Title: Jazz

Artist: Cleo Laine

Genre: Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Pop, Bop

Title: Jazz Date EP

Artist: Cleo Laine, Tubby Hayes

Genre: Jazz, Bop

Collections

Title: Female Jazz Vocals

Genre: Jazz

Title: Ladies of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Joe Meek Recordings

Genre: Rock

Title: The Women of Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gold - Jazz Divas

Genre: Jazz

Title: Classic Gershwin

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Title: Two 4 Jazz

Genre: Jazz

Title: All the Winners

Genre: Jazz

Title: Relax With Me

Genre: Chill Out, Jazz, Pop

Title: True Mellow (CD1)

Genre: Pop, Lounge

Featuring albums

Title: Words and Music

Artist: Matt Monro

Genre: Rock, Pop

Title: Gold - Jazz Divas

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz At Midnight

Artist: Various

Genre: Jazz

Title: Jazz at Midnight

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: 5 Star Bossa Nova

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

Title: Gold: Jazz Divas

Artist: Various Artists

Genre: Jazz

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