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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: September 12, 1924 | Died: October 16, 1999

Ella Mae Morse was one of the most exciting vocalists of the ‘40s and ‘50s, a hard-to-classify, Texas-born white singer whose vocals were deeply influenced by her apprenticeship with a black guitarist who taught her the blues. Her style defied characterization, as it embraced boogie-woogie, blues, jazz, swing, country and at times came remarkably close to what would be known as rock & roll.

Ella Mae Morse was born in Mansfield, Texas on Sept. 12, 1924, the daughter of a drummer-father and a pianist- mother. After singing in her father's jazz combo,when she wasn't yet 14,she had her first taste of the big time, when Jimmy Dorsey's band came to Dallas for a stay at the Adolphus Hotel and she called for an audition.Believing that Morse was indeed 19, as she and her mother claimed, Dorsey hired her. When he received a letter from the school board declaring that he was responsible for Morse's care, Dorsey fired her....
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Music

Featured recording “The Very Best of Ella Mae Morse”

The Very Best of Ella Mae Morse

Collectables
1998
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    Sensational

    Verve Records
    1985
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    The Morse Code

    Verve Records
    1985
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    Lovey Dovey / Bring Back My Baby To Me

    Verve Records
    1955
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    Barrelhouse, Boogie And The Blues

    Verve Records
    1955
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    'Taint What You Do It's The Way That Cha Do It / It Ain't Necessarily So

    Verve Records
    1954
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    A Little Further Down The Road A Piece / Bombo B. Bailey

    Verve Records
    1948
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    Your Conscience Tells You So / Pig Foot Pete

    Verve Records
    1946
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