Born Marilyn Maye McLaughlin in 1931, in Wichita, Kansas, USA, Marilyn Maye has been a respected jazz and cabaret singer for decades, whose big, throaty, but nuanced voice caused Johnny Carson to call her a "supersinger". Jazz great Ella Fitzgerald called her "the greatest white female singer in the world". "I appeared a record seventy-six times on Johnny Carson's show," Maye said during an interview. Maye's first national exposure came from being on Steve Allen's show. She is one of the brightest lights of television, supper clubs and the recording industry in the 1950’s. Marilyn Maye's style is unique and she adds to a wonderful swing a very strong voice.Enjoy the sound of the marvellous Marilyn Maye!
And here are other examples of Marilyn Maye's fabulous style!
What is there to sing about (1968)
You're gonna hear from me / Cabaret (Hollywood Palace, 1967)