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Carmen McRae

Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was a U.S. jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist. McRae was born in Harlem, New York, on the 8th April 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. By the late 1940s she was well known among the modern jazz musicians who gathered at Minton's Playhouse Read more on

Carmen McRae has 2 songs that have been featured in movies like Excess Baggage and Real Genius. What is your favorite song by Carmen McRae?


Songs from Carmen McRae

Old Devil Moon
You Took Advantage of Me