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Mavis Rivers

Mavis Rivers has been described by many of her peers as one of the world’s great female jazz singers, and she attracted an international following among jazz purists. Frank Sinatra is said to have described her as the ‘purest voice’ in jazz, comparing her to Ella Fitzgerald. Her New Zealand recordings are little known to the outside world, but they form an important part of the history of recorded music in this country. Although she spent much of her life in the United States, Rivers holds a special place in the hearts of many New Zealanders, who warmly remember her as this country’s finest jazz singer.

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Albums

Take A Number/Hooray For Love
Take A Number/Hooray...
EMI Classics
2002
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It's A Good Day
Capitol Records
1984
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We Remember Mildred...
Capitol Records
1965
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Mavis Rivers Meets...
Capitol Records
1963
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Footsteps Of A Fool /...
Capitol Records
1961
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Mavis
Capitol Records
1961
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