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Chris Connor
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Vocalist
    (November 8, 1927-August 29, 2009)
    Born in Kansas City, Missouri
    Birth name was Mary Loutsenhizer
    Jazz singer
    Vocalist with the Stan Kenton big band (1952-53)
    Recorded the singles 'I Miss You So' (1957) and 'Trust In Me' (1957)
    Recorded the albums 'Chris Connor Sings Lullabys For Lovers' (1954), 'Chris Connors Sings Lullabys of Birdland' (1954), 'This Is Chris' (1955), 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' (1956), 'A Jazz Date With Chris Connor' (1956), 'Chris Connor Sings the George Gershwin Almanac of Song' (1957), 'In Person' (1959), 'Witchcraft' (1959), 'Double Exposure' (with Maynard Ferguson, 1961), 'Two's Company' (with Maynard Ferguson, 1961), 'No Strings' (1962), 'Sings Gentle Bossa Nova' (1965), 'Softly and Swinging' (1969), 'Sweet and Swinging' (1978), 'New Again' (1987), 'My Funny Valentine' (1993), 'Blue Moon' (1995) and 'Everything I Love' (2003)
    She started as a clarinetist before becoming a singer.
    After a series of successful albums for Atlantic Records, she left to join a label started by her manager; the new label went bankrupt a year later, derailing her career momentum.
    He career was also hampered by heavy drinking.
    Many of the master tapes from her Atlantic albums were lost in a warehouse fire.
    Her voice was usually described as 'warm,' 'lush' and 'smoky.'
    She quit drinking in the late 70s and launched a successful comeback in Japan.
    She was with her companion Lori Muscarelle for 47 years until her death.
    Jazz historian Marc Myers wrote, 'You never got the feeling with Chris that she was a helpless female, but you never got the feeling she was bossy either. And, as a result, almost everyone who heard her fell in love with her.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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    In 2014, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
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    In 2011, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 87 Votes: 37.93% Annoying
 
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