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Susannah McCorkle

Born in 1946, in Berkeley, CA. Education: Bachelor's degree in Italian literature from the University of California, Berkeley. Addresses: Record company—Concord Records, Inc., P.O. Box 845, Concord, CA 94522; Bookings—c/o Anne Jeffreys or Andrew Lipman, Susannah McCorkle Music, 41 W. 86th Street, #16C, New York, NY 10024, Phone: (925) 682-6770; (212) 877-5918 Fax: (925) 682-3508 E-mail: Email—smccoffice@aol.com.

Though not a household name in America, jazz-pop vocalist Susannah McCorkle has released 17 albums during her 20-year career which have earned international critical acclaim. McCorkle's repertoire of over 3,000 songs has helped keep the music of such songwriters/composers as George Gershwin, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Johnny Mercer alive in cabarets and on concert stages around the world. For a person whose original intention was to be a simultaneous language interpreter for the Common Market in Brussels, utilizing her skills in German, Spanish, French, and Italian, McCorkle instead decided to begin a singing career and move to London. McCorkle discovered jazz for the first time after moving to Europe in 1970. The American singer, Billie Holiday, made a particularly strong impact on McCorkle. When she heard the recordings of the blues and jazz giant, McCorkle was inspired enough to follow her own dream of singing. McCorkle grew up on top 40 hits and Broadway show tunes, but it would be the American jazz standards that would eventually take her to the top of the charts.

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Albums

Ballad Essentials
Ballad Essentials
Concord Music Group
2002
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Someone To Watch Over...
Concord Jazz
1998
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The Songs Of Johnny...
Concord Jazz
1996
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Easy to Love: The Songs of Cole Porter
Easy to Love: The...

1996
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From Bessie To Brazil
Concord Jazz
1993
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I'll Take Romance
Concord Jazz
1992
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