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Ethel Waters

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: October 31, 1896 | Died: September 2, 1977    

Ethel Waters

Vocalist and actress Ethel Waters was a key figure in the development of African American culture between the two World Wars. She broke barrier after barrier, becoming the first black woman heard on the radio, the first black singer to perform on television, the first African American to perform in an integrated cast on Broadway, and the first black woman to perform in a lead dramatic role on Broadway.

As a singer Waters introduced over 50 songs that became hits, including standards of the magnitude of “St. Louis Blues” and “Stormy Weather.” Her jazzy yet controlled vocal style influenced a generation of vocalists, black and white, and her career, encompassing stage, song, and screen, flowered several times in comebacks after tumbling to low points....
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Source: James Nadal

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    Diva

    Cantaloupe Music
    2003
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    The Best Of Ethel Waters

    Columbia Records
    2003
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    Complete Decca Records

    Cantaloupe Music
    1989
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    Ethel Waters' Greatest Years

    Cantaloupe Music
    1972
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    Jazzin' Babies' Blues (1921-1927 - Vol. Two)

    Cantaloupe Music
    1971
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    Oh Daddy! 1921-1924

    Cantaloupe Music
    1970
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    On Stage And Screen 1925-1940

    Cantaloupe Music
    1968
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