Lucy Ann Polk
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Lucy Ann Polk (May 16, 1927 − October 10, 2011) 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.
She also sang and recorded with several other bands, including those of Bob Crosby, 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.
In 1946, Polk married Dick Noel, who played trombone with Les Brown's orchestra.
- 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)
- Yanow, Scott. Jazz: a Regional Exploration. Page 77. Greenwood Press, 2005.
- "Crosby Orchestra Here Next Sunday". The Daily Times. Ohio, New Philadelphia. April 10, 1947. p. 13. Retrieved July 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "(Tommy Dorsey ad)". The Lincoln Star. Nebraska, Lincoln. September 7, 1947. p. 28. Retrieved July 15, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Brown Band Good As Ever". The Hutchinson News. Kansas, Hutchinson. February 9, 1951. p. 10. Retrieved July 16, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Lucy Ann Polk on Allmusic
- Lucy Ann Polk at the Internet Movie Database
- Hear Lucy Ann Polk perform on the government-sponsored radio program "The Les Brown Show"
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