LEE MORSE

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A torch song singer renowned for her versatility, Lee Morse's troubles with alcohol prevented her from attaining the fame her talents promised. Born Lena Taylor in 1897, Morse grew up in a musical family in Kooskia, Idaho. After marrying and having a son, she left her family for the vaudeville circuit of the west coat around 1920, signing with producer Will King. A year later, she began working in musical revues with Kolb & Dill. In 1922, Morse joined the Pantages circuit, and played to rave reviews. Many wondered how the petite singer could produce such a deep sound, and one Variety writer supposed her low range came from trying to match her brothers' voices throughout her youth. Morse began recording with Pathe-Perfect in 1924, laying down several of her own compositions, such as "Telling Eyes," "Those Daisy Days" and "An Old Fashioned Romance." Lee Morse & Her Blue Grass read more...
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LEE MORSE A Musical Portrait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Musical Portrait
Vocal Jazz 1998
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Echoes of a Songbird-50 Recordings from 1924-30
Vocal Jazz 2005

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Are You Sorry / The Shadows on the Wall
Vocal Jazz 1925

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