Lucy Ann Polk

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Lucy Ann Polk
Birth name Lucy Ann Polk
Origin United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) 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 those of Bob Crosby,[3] Kay Kyser, Tommy Dorsey,[4] 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.

Personal life[edit]

In 1946, Polk married Dick Noel, who played trombone with Les Brown's orchestra.[5]


  • Lucy Ann Polk with Dave Pell (1954) (Trend TL 1008 10" LP)
  • Lucky Lucy Ann (1957) (Mode MOD-LP-115, mono only)
  • Easy Livin' (1959) (Interlude ST-1004, reissue of 1957 Mode LP-115 in stereo)


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  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. Jazz: a Regional Exploration. Page 77. Greenwood Press, 2005.
  3. ^ "Crosby Orchestra Here Next Sunday". The Daily Times. Ohio, New Philadelphia. April 10, 1947. p. 13. Retrieved July 15, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "(Tommy Dorsey ad)". The Lincoln Star. Nebraska, Lincoln. September 7, 1947. p. 28. Retrieved July 15, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Brown Band Good As Ever". The Hutchinson News. Kansas, Hutchinson. February 9, 1951. p. 10. Retrieved July 16, 2016 – via  open access publication – free to read

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