Torch Singers

Torch singers

  • Adelaide Hall Adelaide Hall
    Adelaide Louise Hall was an American-born UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long career spanned more than 70 years from 1921 until her death and she was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Adele Adele
    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year.
  • Adele (musician)
    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year.
  • Alessandra Amoroso Alessandra Amoroso
    Alessandra Amoroso is an Italian pop/soul singer. She was the winner of the 2009 edition of the Italian talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi. In 2014 she became the first female Italian artist to win the MTV Europe Music Award for Best European Act.
  • Alison Wedding Alison Wedding
    Alison Wedding is an American singer and composer based in New York City.
  • Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse
    Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter. She was known for her deep, expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.
  • Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli
    Andrea Bocelli, is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, Bocelli became permanently blind at the age of 12, following a football accident.
  • Anita O'Day Anita O'Day
    Anita O'Day was an American jazz singer widely admired for her sense of rhythm and dynamics, and her early big band appearances that shattered the traditional image of the "girl singer".
  • Ann Blyth Ann Blyth
    Ann Marie Blyth is an American actress and singer, often cast in Hollywood musicals, but also successful in dramatic roles. Her performance as Veda Pierce in the 1945 film Mildred Pierce was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
  • Anne Pigalle Anne Pigalle
    Anne Pigalle is a French chanteuse and multimedia artist.
  • Annie Lennox Annie Lennox
    Ann "Annie" Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.
  • Antony and the Johnsons Antony and the Johnsons
    Antony and the Johnsons is an American music group presenting the work of Anohni and her collaborators.
  • Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand
    Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
  • Beth Gibbons Beth Gibbons
    Beth Gibbons is an English singer and songwriter. She is the singer and lyricist for the English band Portishead.
  • Beth Hart Beth Hart
    Beth Hart is an American singer, songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California, United States. She rose to fame with the release of her 1999 single "LA Song" from her second album Screamin' for My Supper.
  • Bette Midler Bette Midler
    Bette Midler is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.
  • Billie Holiday Billie Holiday
    Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing.
  • Bing Crosby Bing Crosby
    Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.
  • Blaire Reinhard Blaire Reinhard
    Blaire Reinhard is a singer, pianist, and songwriter from Morristown, New Jersey. She is the granddaughter of trumpet player and Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen. On September 7, 2012, her single "No Nothing" with Curtis & Reinhard reached #92 on the iTunes US Pop Music Chart.
  • Carmen McRae Carmen McRae
    Carmen Mercedes McRae was an American jazz singer. She is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century and is remembered for her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretation of lyrics. McRae was inspired by Billie Holiday, but she established her own voice.
  • Charlie Jacks Charlie Jacks
    Charlie Jacks is a former Page 3 glamour model turned pop singer based in south east London. Born Charlotte Amy Jacks in Bromley, she began singing as child. Charlie had six number one albums and nine singles at the top of the Japanese iTunes chart.
  • Cher Cher
    Cher is an American singer and actress. Sometimes referred to as the Goddess of Pop, she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry.
  • Chris Connor Chris Connor
    Chris Connor was an American jazz singer.
  • Christina Goh Christina Goh
    Christina Goh is a French singer, songwriter and poet.
  • Claudia McNeil Claudia McNeil
    Claudia McNeil was an American actress known for premiering the role of matriarch Lena Younger in both the stage and screen productions of A Raisin in the Sun. She later appeared in a 1981 production of the musical version of the play, Raisin presented by Equity Library Theater.
  • Denise Darcel Denise Darcel
    Denise Darcel was a French actress who also made films in Hollywood.
  • Diana Krall Diana Krall
    Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide.
  • Dinah Shore Dinah Shore
    Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, and television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s.
  • Dinah Washington Dinah Washington
    Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s".
  • Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
  • Dora Gerson Dora Gerson
    Dora Gerson was a Jewish German cabaret singer and motion picture actress of the silent film era who died with her family at Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • Doris Day Doris Day
    Doris Day is an American actress, singer, and animal welfare activist. After she began her career as a big band singer in 1939, her popularity increased with her first hit recording "Sentimental Journey".
  • Dorothy Lamour Dorothy Lamour
    Dorothy Lamour was an American actress and singer. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, a series of successful comedies starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
  • Édith Piaf Édith Piaf
    Édith Piaf was a French cabaret singer, songwriter, and actress who became widely regarded as France's national, as well as being one of France's greatest international stars.
  • Eilen Jewell Eilen Jewell
    Eilen Jewell is an American singer-songwriter from Boise, Idaho. She has released seven albums of music.
  • Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
  • Erin McDougald
    Erin McDougald is a Chicago-based jazz vocalist, bandleader, composer-lyricist and producer. McDougald is known for her innovative arrangements of jazz standards and phrasing which many critics compare to Chicago-born jazz song stylist, the late Anita O'Day.
  • Ethel Azama
    Ethel Azama was an American jazz and popular singer and recording artist. She sang regularly in nightclubs and other concert venues between the mid-1950s and 1984. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and was of Okinawan ancestry. She was a Nisei or second-generation Japanese American.
  • Ethel Waters Ethel Waters
    Ethel Waters was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues.
  • Etta James Etta James
    Etta James was an American singer who performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind".
  • Evelyn Hoey
    Evelyn Hoey was a Broadway theatre torch singer and actress.
  • Eydie Gormé Eydie Gormé
    Eydie Gormé was an American singer who performed solo as well as with her husband, Steve Lawrence, in popular ballads and swing. She earned numerous awards, including a Grammy and an Emmy. She retired in 2009 and she died in 2013.
  • Frances Langford Frances Langford
    Julia Frances Langford was an American singer and entertainer who was popular during the Golden Age of Radio and also made film appearances over two decades.
  • Frankie Laine Frankie Laine
    Frankie Laine was an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005.
  • Frank Ocean Frank Ocean
    Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean is an American singer and songwriter. Known for his idiosyncratic musical style, Ocean first embarked on a career as a ghostwriter, and in 2010 he became a member of hip hop collective Odd Future.
  • Georgia Carr
    Georgia Carr was an African-American singer and actress who performed and recorded between the 1940s and 1960s.
  • Ginny Gibson
    Ginny Gibson was the professional name of a prolific New York recording vocalist, Virginia Nelson. Gibson recorded jingles and popular songs for vinyl records. Her married surname, beginning around 1946, was Nelson. In 1958, she married Richard Dennis Criger. She divorced Criger in 1976.
  • Giusy Ferreri Giusy Ferreri
    Giusy Ferreri is an Italian singer-songwriter. In 2008, Ferreri took part at the first Italian edition of the talent show X Factor, in which she came second.
  • Grace Bradley Grace Bradley
    Grace Bradley was an American film actress who was active in Hollywood during the 1930s.
  • Helen Morgan Helen Morgan
    Helen Morgan was an American singer and actress who worked in films and on the stage. A quintessential torch singer, she made a big splash in the Chicago club scene in the 1920s.
  • Helen Stuart
    Helen Stuart is an American cabaret and torch singer. Stuart appeared at New York City venues including the Maisonette Room, the La Vie Parisienne, and the Glass Hat during the heyday of her career in the 1940s.
  • Holly Cole Holly Cole
    Holly Cole is a Canadian jazz singer, particularly popular in Canada and Japan for both her versatile and distinctive voice, along with her adventurous repertoire, which spans such divergent genres as show tunes, rock, and country music.
  • Irene Diaz
    Irene Diaz is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles.
  • Jean Martin (singer)
    Jean Martin was an American singer and actor. Born in Texas, she moved to New York and worked in radio and television during the 1950s. She was married to William Black, who was the founder of the Chock full o'Nuts restaurant chain and coffee brand.
  • Jennifer Charles Jennifer Charles
    Jennifer Charles is an American singer, musician, composer, and poet. Along with Oren Bloedow, she co-founded the New York band Elysian Fields.
  • Jessica Molaskey
    Jessica Molaskey is an American professional actor and singer of torch songs and show tunes. She has appeared in a dozen Broadway shows, including Sunday in the Park with George, Tommy, Crazy for You, Chess, Oklahoma!, Cats, City of Angels, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  • Jimmy Roselli Jimmy Roselli
    Michael John "Jimmy" Roselli was one of the most significant Italian-American pop singers of his time, during an era of competition from such performers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, Frankie Laine, Vic Damone and Jerry Vale.
  • Jo Stafford Jo Stafford
    Jo Elizabeth Stafford was an American traditional pop music singer and occasional actress, whose career spanned five decades from the late 1930s to the early 1980s.
  • Joyce Bryant
    Joyce Bryant is an African-American singer and actress who achieved fame in the late 1940s and early 1950s as a theater and nightclub performer.
  • Joyce Cobb Joyce Cobb
    Joyce Cobb is an American singer specializing in jazz and R&B. She is closely associated with traditional blues and jazz artists, most specifically being in the style and lineage of Memphis Minnie, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan.
  • Judy Garland Judy Garland
    Judy Garland was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her contralto vocals and attained international stardom that continued throughout a career spanning more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on concert stages.
  • Judy Holliday Judy Holliday
    Judy Holliday was an American actress, comedian, and singer.
  • Julie London Julie London
    Julie London was an American singer and film and television actress, whose career spanned five decades of television. She was noted for her smoky, sensual husky voice and languid demeanor.
  • June Christy June Christy
    June Christy was an American singer, known for her work in the cool jazz genre and for her silky smooth vocals. Her success as a singer began with The Stan Kenton Orchestra. She pursued a solo career from 1954 and is best known for her debut album Something Cool.
  • Kate Michaels Kate Michaels
    Kate Michaels is an American singer and actor specializing in big band/swing and musical theater.
  • Kathy Kosins Kathy Kosins
    Kathy Ann Kosins is an American singer specializing in jazz and R&B; she is also an ASCAP award-winning songwriter and modern abstractionist painter.
  • Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
    Kathy Sanborn is an American jazz vocalist and composer based in California. She won a 2015 American Songwriting Award for her song, "Fantasy."
  • Katie Melua Katie Melua
    Ketevan "Katie" Melua is a Georgian-British singer, songwriter and musician. She moved to Northern Ireland at the age of eight and then to England at fourteen. Melua is signed to the small Dramatico record label, under the management of composer Mike Batt, and made her musical debut in 2003.
  • Kay Starr Kay Starr
    Katherine Laverne Starks, known as Kay Starr, was an American entertainer, pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz".
  • k.d. lang k.d. lang
    Kathryn Dawn "K.D." Lang, OC, known by her stage name k.d. lang, is a Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter and occasional actress.
  • Kelly Hogan Kelly Hogan
    Kelly Hogan is an American singer-songwriter, often known for her work as a member of Neko Case's backing band, as well as for her solo work.
  • Lainie Kazan Lainie Kazan
    Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year.
  • Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey
    Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known professionally as Lana Del Rey, is an American singer, songwriter, and model.
  • Laura Fygi
    Laura Fygi is a Dutch jazz singer.
  • Laurie Allyn
    Laurie Allyn is an American jazz singer and former model. She is best known for her sole album Paradise, which was recorded in 1957 and amassed critical acclaim after a belated release in 2004.
  • Lee Morse Lee Morse
    Lena Corinne "Lee" Morse was an American jazz and blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress. Morse's greatest popularity was in the 1920s and early 1930s as a torch singer, although her career began around 1917 and continued until her death in 1954.
  • Lena Horne Lena Horne
    Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was an American jazz and pop music singer, dancer, actress, and civil rights activist. Horne's career spanned over 70 years appearing in film, television, and theater.
  • Libby Holman Libby Holman
    Elizabeth Lloyd Holzman, best known as Libby Holman, was an American torch singer and stage actress who also achieved notoriety for her complex and unconventional personal life.
  • Little Annie
    Little Annie Bandez is a New York-born singer, songwriter, painter, poet, writer, performing and recording artist, pastor and stage actor.
  • Madeleine Peyroux Madeleine Peyroux
    Madeleine Peyroux is an American jazz and blues singer-songwriter.
  • Marc Almond Marc Almond
    Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a diverse career as a solo artist.
  • Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality.
  • Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich
    Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich was a German actress and singer who held both German and American citizenship. Throughout her unusually long career, which spanned from the 1910s to the 1980s, she maintained popularity by continually reinventing herself.
  • Martha Raye Martha Raye
    Martha Raye was an American comic actress and singer who performed in movies, and later on television. She also acted in plays, including Broadway.
  • Maude Maggart Maude Maggart
    Maude Maggart is an American cabaret singer and recording artist who performs throughout the United States and Europe, but most often in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.
  • Maxine Sullivan Maxine Sullivan
    Maxine Sullivan, born Marietta Williams in Homestead, Pennsylvania, was an American jazz vocalist and performer.
  • Michelle Walker Michelle Walker
    Michelle Walker is a jazz vocalist, song writer and arranger based in New York city. She started her music career in the Washington, D.C. area where she was nominated for a Washington Area Music Association award for best jazz vocalist, best debut album of the year and best jazz group.
  • Mietta Mietta
    Daniela Miglietta is an Italian singer, actress and novelist. She has released 11 albums in total.
  • Mildred Bailey Mildred Bailey
    Mildred Bailey was a popular and influential American jazz singer during the 1930s, known as "The Queen of Swing", "The Rockin' Chair Lady" and "Mrs. Swing". Some of her best-known hits are "It's So Peaceful in the Country", "Trust in Me", "Where Are You?.
  • Milva Milva
    Maria Ilva Biolcati, known as Milva, is an Italian singer, stage and film actress, and television personality.
  • Morgana King Morgana King
    Morgana King is an American jazz singer and actress. Her best-known role was that of Carmela Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.
  • Morrissey Morrissey
    Steven Patrick Morrissey, professionally known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the indie rock band the Smiths, which was active from 1982 to 1987.
  • Nancy Wilson (jazz singer) Nancy Wilson (jazz singer)
    Nancy Wilson is an American singer with more than seventy albums, and three Grammy Awards. She has been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, R&B, pop and soul, a "consummate actress", and "the complete entertainer". The title she prefers, however, is "song stylist".
  • Neko Case Neko Case
    Neko Richelle Case is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her solo career and her contributions as a member of the Canadian indie rock group The New Pornographers.
  • Nellie McKay Nellie McKay
    Nell Marie McKay is a British-American singer-songwriter, actress, and former stand-up comedian, noted for her critically acclaimed albums, and for her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera. Her music has showcased different genres, from jazz to rap and disco to funk.
  • Nerdkween Nerdkween
    Nerdkween is the stage name for the American singer/songwriter and composer Monica Arrington, who is known for lo-fi recordings and minimalist style of electric guitar playing with added electronic noises.
  • Nicole Henry
    Nicole Henry is an American jazz singer. She has performed in the world's most acclaimed jazz venues, including clubs such as the Tokyo's famed Cotton Club and Blue Note NYC. She has performed at numerous festivals including the Festival Miami and the San Jose Summer Jazz Fest.
  • Nina Simone Nina Simone
    Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and activist in the Civil Rights Movement. Simone employed a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
  • Norah Jones Norah Jones
    Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Throughout her career, Jones has won numerous awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000–2009 decade.
  • Patricia Kaas Patricia Kaas
    Patricia Kaas is a French singer and actress. Her music is a mix of pop, cabaret, jazz, and chanson.
  • Patsy Cline Patsy Cline
    Patsy Cline was an American country music singer. Part of the late 1950s/early 1960s Nashville sound, Cline successfully "crossed over" to pop music and was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century.
  • Patti LuPone Patti LuPone
    Patti Ann LuPone is an American actress and singer, best known for her work in stage musicals. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and a two-time Tony Award winner. She is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.
  • Peggy Lee Peggy Lee
    Norma Deloris Egstrom known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades.
  • Phyllis Hyman Phyllis Hyman
    Phyllis Linda Hyman was an American singer and actress. She is best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s: "You Know How to Love Me", "Living All Alone" and "Don't Wanna Change the World".
  • Polly Bergen Polly Bergen
    Polly Bergen was an American actress, singer, television host, writer and entrepreneur.
  • Régine Zylberberg Régine Zylberberg
    Régine Zylberberg, better known as Régine, is a Belgian-born French singer and night-club impresaria. She dubbed herself the "Queen of the Night".
  • Roberta Sherwood Roberta Sherwood
    Roberta Sherwood was an American singer, notable in part for her sudden rise to fame at the age of 43.
  • Romina Arena Romina Arena
    Romina Arena is an Italian-American popera, operatic pop, pop classical crossover, rock opera and new-age singer-songwriter.
  • Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney
    Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House".
  • Roy Orbison Roy Orbison
    Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer-songwriter known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads.
  • Ruth Etting Ruth Etting
    Ruth Etting was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film. Known as "America's sweetheart of song", her signature tunes were "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "Ten Cents a Dance" and "Love Me or Leave Me".
  • Sade (singer)
    Helen Folasade Adu, CBE, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is a Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. With members Paul S. Denman, Andrew Hale and Stuart Matthewman, she gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the English band Sade.
  • Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan
    Sarah Lois Vaughan was an American jazz singer. She has been described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century."
  • Sebastian Calleja
    Sebastian Calleja is a Maltese singer. He started his singing career at the age of 11. He studied voice and in March 2016 he placed 1st in the Trinity College of London vocal exam. His vocal coach is Glen Vella.
  • Shirley Manson Shirley Manson
    Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish singer, songwriter and actress. She is the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage.
  • Susan Boyle Susan Boyle
    Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.
  • Sweet Baby J'ai Sweet Baby J'ai
    Sweet Baby J'ai is an American contemporary jazz singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, playwright, and actress. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Tina Arena Tina Arena
    Filippina Lydia "Tina" Arena is an Italian-Australian singer-songwriter, musician, musical theatre actress, and record producer. She is one of Australia's highest selling female artists who, as of July 2014, has sold over 10 million records worldwide.
  • Toni Harper
    Toni Harper is a former child singer, who retired from performing at the age of 29.
  • Tony Bennett Tony Bennett
    Anthony Dominick Benedetto, known professionally as Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions.
  • Torch song
    A torch song is a sentimental love song, typically one in which the singer laments an unrequited or lost love, either where one party is oblivious to the existence of the other, where one party has moved on, or where a romantic affair has affected the relationship.
  • Ute Lemper Ute Lemper
    Ute Lemper is a German singer and actress renowned for her interpretation of the work of Kurt Weill.
  • Vaughn De Leath Vaughn De Leath
    Vaughn De Leath was an American female singer who gained popularity in the 1920s, earning the sobriquets "The Original Radio Girl" and the "First Lady of Radio." Although very popular in the 1920s, De Leath is obscure in modern times.
  • Vikki Carr Vikki Carr
    Vikki Carr is an American vocalist who has had a singing career for over four decades. Originally from El Paso, Texas, born to parents of Mexican descent, she has performed in a variety of musical genres, including country, jazz, and pop while her greatest success has come from singing in Spanish.
  • Violetta Villas Violetta Villas
    Czesława Gospodarek, known by her stage name Violetta Villas, was a Belgian-born Polish and international cabaret star, singer, actress, composer and songwriter. Her voice was characterized as coloratura soprano, which spanned over 4 octaves.

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    Adele - British Singer and Songwriter.
    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE (born 5 May 1988) is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008.

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    GRANDMOTHER STONEBRIDGE WAS NOT PLEASED WITH THE HALOWEEN MASK SHE PURCHASED AT A WELL-KNOWN DISCOUNT STORE. ONCE HALOWEEN WAS OVER, MRS STONEBRIDGE COMPLAINED SHE COULD NOT REMOVE THE MASK. "I called their district manager and he asked me if I had read the directions that came with the kit. No, I hadn't. "Mrs Stonebridge says she has never been able to read Mandarin and hopes that the elastic band will simply snap and free her up for her next public appearance at the Torch and Bottle Supper Club, an old and established club on the North side where she has been singing for the past thirty-five years. "I feel somewhat depressed and despondent over this. It's not like I am going to a masquerade party as a phantom or something, really. I am having a hard time getting the supermarket to cash my check because they say they are uncertain of my identity. I know one thing for sure, the next time I buy a mask, imported or domestic, I will read the warranty and make sure it meets my satisfaction." Asked if she was angry, she stated she was angered, humiliated,depressed and despondent. "I'm getting freaked out wearing this thing," she concluded. "And don't ask me about that song about grandmothers getting run over by reindeers either," she said. "I feel spooky enough already."

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    The Torch Singers en Masse

    All the performers in the Torch Song category on stage together. Judi over on the left side translated all the lyrics into sign language with hilarious and wild results.