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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

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

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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Featured recording “Am I Blue 1921-1947”

Am I Blue 1921-1947

Jazz Legends
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    Cantaloupe Music
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    The Best Of Ethel Waters

    Columbia Records
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    Complete Decca Records

    Cantaloupe Music
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    Ethel Waters' Greatest Years

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

    Cantaloupe Music
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    Oh Daddy! 1921-1924

    Cantaloupe Music
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    On Stage And Screen 1925-1940

    Cantaloupe Music
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