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Great Jazz Vocalists Part Two

written by: shimonbentzvi
Take this quiz on some of the greatest jazz singers.

Question 1:

This great vocalist was born in Brazil in 1942. Although she really has no signature songs she is widely known for her work with Chick Corea on his 1972 album "Return to Forever."
Anita Morrea
Flora Purim
Asrid Gilberto
Carla Rodrigues

Question 2:

Much admired around the world, this singer was closely associated with the song "Strange Fruit,” concerning lynching. Her life story is depicted in the movie "Lady Sings the Blues."
Etta Jones
Peggy Lee
Billie Holiday
Etta James

Question 3:

This widely popular jazz vocalist born in 1926 in Queens, New York is also a well-known painter. He made several highly rated albums with Count Basie. His signature songs include "Because of You," "Stranger in Paradise,” and a 1962 song about a city in Northern California. Who is he?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 4:

She was born in Virginia in 1917. In 1934 her career really got started after an appearance at Harlem’s famous "Apollo Theater." Who was this "First Lady of Song?"
Sarah Vaughan
Ella Fitzgerald
Rosemary Clooney
Marion Brown

Question 5:

This great vocalist, born in 1934, attended Howard University. Although she was encouraged and promoted by Miles Davis and Quincy Jones in the 1960's, she really did not hit it big until 1998 when she recorded the album "I Remember Miles”. Her most popular album was 2001’s “You're My Thrill."
Barbara Cook
Shirley Horn
Diane Krall
Betty Carter

Question 6:

This jazz singing great, often called "The Divine One" and "Sassy”, got a start by winning an amateur contest at the Apollo Theater?
Sarah Vaughan
Sara Jones
Ella Fitzgerald
Betty Carter

Question 7:

When this singer tried out for Duke Ellington’s orchestra, he commented that she could play piano only modestly and could not sing very well.
Sarah Vaughan
Betty Carter
Shirley Horn
Sara Jones

Question 8:

She was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in North Carolina in 1933 and died in 2003. Her biggest (and first) hit in the USA was "I Loves You Porgy." She is mentioned by name in Lauryn Hill's "Ready or Not" and in Kanye West's “Get by Remix." By what name was this singer/pianist/civil rights activist known?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 9:

A fine singer and a great comedic actress, this jazz vocalist would often interrupt a song by asking a member of the audience "Are you O.K., honey?" She starred in "Hello Dolly" on Broadway but was not in the original cast.
Pearl Bailey
Carmen McRae
Blossom Dearie
Carol Channing

Question 10:

In the 1960's this Wisconsin-born singer quit his job as a vocational rehabilitation councilor in San Francisco and became a very popular singer on TV talk shows. He wrote and sung the theme for the TV show "Moonlighting." He was the first person to win at least one Grammy in three different categories-jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues.
Al Jarreau
Clifford Brown
Billy Eckstine
Johnny Hartman

Question 11:

The word best describing this Illinois-born balladeer is "smooth." Born in 1923, he first became popular in the 1950's and 1960's. After stints with Earl Hines and Dizzy Gillespie, his first big album was released in 1963's. It featured John Coltrane and included his famous version of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love.”
Johnny Hartman
Warren Zevon
Al Jarreau
Clifford Brown

Question 12:

This vocalist, born in 1926, was a "cross" between a club singer and a jazz singer. She studied piano and voice and soon became very proficient at both. She formed the Blue Flames of Paris which morphed into the Swingle Singers. Her voice can be heard on the soundtracks of "Kissing Jessica Stein,” and "The Squid and the Whale".
Jane Lee Hartman
Pearl Bailey
Blossom Dearie
Betty Carter


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