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Carmen Mcrae

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Carmen Mercedes McRae (April 8, 1920 - November 10, 1994) was an American jazz singer, considered one of the most important of the 20th century Carmen McRae was born in Harlem in 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.

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How Long Has This Been Going On

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