FS62: Female artists. Gogi Grant to Nina Rae and Ivy Benson

Two from the 1950s to start us off. Australian Lorrae Desmond and from the U.S Gogi Grant. She was named after the RCA A&R man’s favourite restaurant. Lesser known British band singers Majorie Kingsley, Jean Farrar, Mae Cooper and my favourite Doreen Villiers. Jazz vocal and guitar from Mary Osborn, with her trio. Two tradition Scottish songs with female vocals, Esther Yunson with On the bonny banks of Loch Lomond and NIna Rae with Hame of mine. Madeline Green, was the first black female vocalist to be signed by Benny Goodman, she sings here with Earl Hines. Ivy Benson and her girl band were hugely popular during WW2 and into the 1950s. Ivy plays the sax but no credit to the vocalist. 

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