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Lee Wiley: Manhattan (Rodgers and Hart)

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Published on May 3, 2010

The American jazz singer Lee Wiley (1908-1975) performs "Manhattan." This track is taken from Volume 12 of "William B. Williams: Make Believe Ballroom," a set of boxed LPs developed by Multilingua, Inc., and produced and distributed by American Express sometime in 1984.

Wiley was popular in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. She was born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; while still in her early teens, she left home to pursue a singing career with the Leo Reisman band. Her career was temporarily interrupted by a fall while horseback riding. Wiley suffered temporary blindness, but recovered, and at the age of 19 was back with Reisman again, with whom she recorded three songs: "Take It From Me," "Time On My Hands," and her own composition, "Got The South In My Soul." She sang with Paul Whiteman and later, the Casa Loma Orchestra. A collaboration with composer Victor Young resulted in several songs for which Wiley wrote the lyrics, including "Got The South in My Soul" and "Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere," the latter an R&B hit in the 1950s.

William B. Williams (August 6, 1923 - August 3, 1986), was an American disc jockey on New York City radio station WNEW for over four decades. He hosted the popular program "Make Believe Ballroom." Williams is particularly noted for coining the title "Chairman of the Board" for Frank Sinatra.
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Lee Wiley (* 9. Oktober 1908 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; 11. Dezember 1975 in New York City) war eine US-amerikanische Jazzsängerin.
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  • Song

  • Artist

    • Lee Wiley
  • Album

    • Jazz Voices - Lee Wiley
  • Writers

    • Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
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    • INgrooves (on behalf of Chameleon Archive); Audiam (Publishing), Exploration Group (Music Publishing), ASCAP, and 3 Music Rights Societies

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