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Pearl Bailey

Pearl Bailey
Born: Mar 29, 1918 in Newport News, VA
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Died: Aug 17, 1990 in Philadelphia, PA
Genre: Pop/Rock, R&B
Biography: An uninhibited vocalist who gave more to her performances than any other singers around, Pearl Bailey gained fame for her work in Broadway, cabaret, and Hollywood. Bailey's sultry, slurred delivery livened up many a stale standard, including "Baby It's Cold Outside" and her only hit, "Takes Two to Tango." ...Read full biography
House of Flowers (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Released: 1955
Label: Sony Music Distribution
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House of Flowers, based on a celebrated Truman Capote novella about love in a brothel in the West Indies, failed as a Broadway musical, running only 165 performances from its opening on December 30, 1954. ...Read full review
Pearl Bailey Sings for Adults Only
Released: 1959
Label: Roulette Records
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Delightfully wicked set of standards done up in the inimitable Pearl Bailey manner, with immaculately swinging support from husband/drummer/bandleader Louis Bellson. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi ...Read full review