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Lynne, Gloria

Lynne, Gloria

Lynne, Gloria, jazz/R&B vocalist; b. Harlem, N.Y., Nov. 23, 1931. A singer whose style blurs the distinctions of popular singing, jazz, and blues, Lynne made both straight jazz and jazz-oriented material during the 1950s and 1960s and had some hits on the R&B scene. She has also done some acting and songwriting. With great expressiveness, she is a master at telling a story, building tension, and punctuating a point. She has done more jazz- oriented work in recent years.

Discography

Miss Gloria Lynne (1958); Lonely and Sentimental (1959); Day In, Day Out (1960); Try a Little Tenderness (1960); I Am Glad There’s You (1961); This Little Boy of Mine (1961); After Hours (1962); At the Las Vegas Thunderbird (1962); Gloria Lynne at Basin Street East (1962); He Needs Me (1962); Gloria, Marty and Strings (1963); Intimate Moments (1965); Soul Serenade (1965); Love and a Woman (1966); I Don’t Know How to Love Him (1976); Gloria Blue (1989); Glorious Gloria Lynne (1990); No Detour Ahead (1992); Serenade in Blue (1994).

—Lewis Porter

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