Lucy Ann Polk

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Lucy Ann Polk
Birth name Lucy Ann Polk
Origin USA
Genres Jazz
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals

Lucy Ann Polk (May 16, 1927 − October 10, 2011[1]) was an American jazz and big band vocalist. Miss Polk is perhaps best known for her period with Les Brown's orchestra in the mid-fifties, a time when the band was considered to be at its best, featuring such talents as tenor saxophonist Dave Pell and trumpeter Don Fagerquist.[2] She also sang and recorded with several other bands, including Kay Kyser, Tommy Dorsey, and Dave Pell. Miss Polk won the Downbeat "Best Girl-Singer with Band" award in 1951, 1952, 1953 and 1954. She released three solo albums, only one of which has been reissued on CD, 1957's Lucky Lucy Ann.

Discography[edit]

  • Lucy Ann Polk with Dave Pell (1954) (Trend)
  • Lucky Lucy Ann (1957) (VSOP)
  • Easy Livin' (1959) (Interlude)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ tributes.com
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. Jazz: a Regional Exploration. Page 77. Greenwood Press, 2005.

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