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Carmen McRae

  • Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread — without it, it's flat.

    • Carmen McRae,
    • speech, Newport Jazz Festival ()
  • ... everything I do, I choose very, very carefully, because if I don't like it, I can't make you like it.

    • Carmen McRae,
    • interview ()

Carmen McRae, U.S. jazz singer, composer, pianist, actor

(1920 - 1994)

Full name: Carmen Mercedes McRae.