Carol Sloane

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Carol Sloane
Birth nameCarol Morovan
Born (1937-03-05) March 5, 1937 (age 83)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
GenresJazz, vocal jazz
Years active1953–present
LabelsArbors, Concord

Carol Sloane (born March 5, 1937) is an American jazz singer born in Providence, Rhode Island, who has been singing professionally since she was 14, although for a time in the 1970s she worked as a legal secretary in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, between September 1967 and May 1968, she occasionally wrote album reviews for Down Beat.[1] She lives in Stoneham, Massachusetts.[2]

One of her early efforts was working with Les and Larry Elgart's orchestra. Later she filled in for Annie Ross of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. By 1961, success at the Newport Jazz Festival led to albums for Columbia Records.[3] Her career stalled for a time in the 1970s, but resumed by the 1980s. In 1983 she found a nickel under her carseat and brought it to a psychic who told her she should sign with Concord Records and had some successes touring in Japan. In 1986, she married Buck Spurr.[4] In April 2016 Sloane was among the inductees who were brought into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF).[5]


As leader[edit]

  • Live at 30th Street (Columbia, 1962)
  • Out of the Blue (Columbia, 1962)
  • Subway Tokens (Moonbeam, 1975)
  • Spring Is Here (LDC, 1977)
  • Carol & Ben with Ben Webster (Honeydew, 1977)
  • Carol Sings (Progressive, 1979)
  • Cottontail (Choice, 1979)
  • Summertime Carole Sings Again (LDR, 1983)
  • As Time Goes by (Eastwind, 1984)
  • Three Pearls with Ernestine Anderson, Chris Connor (Eastworld, 1984)
  • Sophisticated Lady (Audiophile, 1985)
  • But Not for Me (CBS/Sony, 1987)
  • Hush-a-Bye (SSJ, 1987)
  • Love You Madly (Contemporary, 1989)
  • The Real Thing (Contemporary, 1990)
  • Heart's Desire (Concord Jazz, 1992)
  • Sweet and Slow (Concord Jazz, 1993)
  • When I Look in Your Eyes (Concord Jazz, 1994)
  • The Songs Carmen Sang (Concord, 1995)
  • The Songs Sinatra Sang (Concord, 1996)
  • The Songs Ella & Louis Sang with Clark Terry (Concord Jazz, 1997)
  • Romantic Ellington (DRG, 1999)
  • Something Cool (Choice, 2001)
  • I Never Went Away (HighNote, 2001)
  • Whisper Sweet (HighNote, 2003)
  • Dearest Duke (Arbors, 2007)
  • We'll Meet Again (Arbors, 2010)

As guest[edit]

With Ken Peplowski

  • Dearest Duke (Arbors)


  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Michael. "Down Beat under Dan Morgenstern — A Bibliography". Current Research in Jazz 4. 2012. retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. ^ Down Beat Artist's profile Archived October 22, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ All Music
  4. ^ All About Jazz Archived November 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ ChrisS. "GoLocalProv | Lifestyle | Herb Weiss: Abate Joins Exclusive Class of Musicians". GoLocalProv. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

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