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  100 Great Black Britons - Cleo Laine
Laine began her musical career in the early 50's in her native England, where she was born in a London suburb.
Cleo showed early singing talent which was nurtured by her Jamaican father and English mother who sent her to singing and dancing lessons.
Laine's professional career in the legitimate theatre began in London when she starred in Flesh to a Tiger, directed by Tony Richardson at the Royal Court Theatre.
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 Cleo Laine on SONY BMG Masterworks
In 1979 Cleo received an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to music, and in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 1997 she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire.
Cleo Laine's autobiography CLEO was published in September 1994 by Simon and Schuster.
Cleo Laine's continued activity in the world of jazz performance, and the quality and depth which those performances continue to show, make her a strong contender indeed for the world title of "a first lady of jazz".
www.sonybmgmasterworks.com /artists/cleolaine/index.html   (1556 words)

  
 Gerry Mulligan by Craig Hanley - Cleo Laine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ever since 1958, when Cleo Laine left the John Dankworth orchestra to make her first appearance in a dramatic play, the singer and the actress in her have never been far apart.
What this collection demonstrates definitively is Cleo's high standard of performance, her attention to detail and her success in getting the best out of a song, The range of her material is wide indeed, covering slow ballads of several different eras of popular music, plus complex jazz and pieces with the simplicity of folksongs.
Laine's impeccable judgement, she has chosen songs for this album that mean a great deal to many people.
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 Cleo Laine - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: With a multi-octave voice similar to Betty Carter's, incredible scatting ability, and ease of transition from a throaty whisper to high-pitched trills, Cleo Laine was born in 1927 in the Southall section of London, the daughter of a Jamaican father and English mother.
Both Laine and the band recorded for Esquire, MGM and Pye during the late '50s, and by 1958, she was married to Dankworth.
Laine and Dankworth continued to tour into the 1990s, and she received perhaps her greatest honor when she became the first jazz artist to receive the highest title available in the performing arts: Dame Commander.
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 Amazon.ca: Cleo Sings Sondheim: Music: Cleo Laine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"Cleo Sings Sondheim" did not showcase those stratospheric vocal flights except in some instances where the song calls for that, but her burnished lower registers and her storytelling technique in songs are what separate her from other singers.
Cleo Laine's album of Sondheim-niana is a very good place to start, but then there is no accounting for personal tastes and a listener is always finding things in songs than others.
Cleo uses the songs to cover a variety of characters and styles, expressing her versatility in no uncertain terms.
www.amazon.ca /Cleo-Sings-Sondheim-Laine/dp/B000002WBI   (992 words)

  
 Cleo Laine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dame Cleo Laine, Lady Dankworth DBE, (born Clementina Dinah Campbell on October 28, 1927 in Middlesex, England) is a jazz singer and an actor, noted for her scat singing.
Laine was born in a London suburb to a Jamaican father and English mother who sent her to singing and dancing lessons at an early age.
In the 1997 New Year's Honours list, Laine's membership of the order was upgraded to Dame Commander, and she became Dame Cleo Laine DBE.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cleo_Laine   (646 words)

  
 Cleo Laine : Solitude - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Rather than being guests, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth have lent their names to the Duke Ellington Orchestra, giving them considerable control over the session; while Mercer Ellington is listed as leader, the conductor and principal arranger is Dankworth.
Laine's reading of "I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good" is one the better renderings of this tune.
As long as Laine and Dankworth stick to the Ellington musical script, this album is a welcome addition to the "...With the Duke Ellington Orchestra" catalog.
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 pf - Cleo Laine with John Dankworth - Traditional Pop Artists - Corporate Entertainment Booking
For her modest beginnings as a singer in English dance halls, Cleo Laine has gone on to achieve international acclaim by continually expanding her talents in a career which spans some four decades.
Cleo commands a dazzling array of vocal styles and is the only singer every to receive Grammy nominations in the Female Jazz, Popular, and Classical categories.
Cleo Laine with John Dankworth may be available for your next special event.
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 Cleo Laine News
For the past 48 years, British vocalist Cleo Laine has always had music in common with her jazz bandleader husband, John Dankworth.
Dankworth has two children with his wife, Dame Cleo Laine John Dankworth, who has been knighted in the New Year Honours List, has been a leading light of the British jazz scene for more than half a century.
Cleo Laine Mel Torme - Brazil Cleo Laine on Wi...
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 Cleo Laine : Oldies.com
Laine's earliest performance was as an extra in the film, The Thief Of Baghdad (1940).
She married Dankworth in 1958 and since then they have become one of the UK's best-known partnerships, although they have both developed additional separate careers.
Throughout the 60s, Laine began extending her repertoire adding to the usual items like "Ridin' High", "I Got Rhythm" and "Happiness Is Just A Thing Called Joe", arrangements of lyrics by literary figures like Eliot, Hardy, Auden and Shakespeare (Word Songs).
www.oldies.com /artist-view/Cleo-Laine.html   (182 words)

  
 Episode 216: Cleo Laine - Muppet Wiki - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cleo sings "It Don't Mean a Thing" with Dr.
The Swedish Chef (Salad): Cleo and the Chef sing a duet of "You're Just in Love," Cleo in English and the Chef in mock-Swedish.
Cleo sings the melancholic "If," while Bruce Schwartz accompanies her with another puppetry performance.
muppet.wikia.com /wiki/Episode_216:_Cleo_Laine   (378 words)

  
 PREVIEW: Cleo Laine and John Dankworth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Brought to the city by Liverpool Jazz, a non-profit making organisation which was started by local businessmen Victor Greenberg and Michael Swerdlow to promote and stage jazz in the region, the couple will also be joined onstage by their son, Alex, who will appear on bass.
A succession of record albums and television appearances worldwide followed which led, after several nominations, to Cleo's first Grammy award, in recognition of the live recording of her 1983 Carnegie concert.
In 1979 Cleo received an OBE for services to music, and in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in June 1997 she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire.
www.liverpool.com /editorspick-cleolaine.html   (618 words)

  
 Smilin' Through - Cleo Laine - Similar Albums
This album is the result of two giant entertainers from the British Isles getting together in London in 1982 for a session of ballads and traditional pop.
Cleo Laine had been a singing talent of the first order since the 1950s and often performed and recorded with husband and sax player John Dankworth.
Moore's fellow rhythm section players are the inestimable Ray Brown and Nick Ceroli, which is the icing on a tasty musical cake that this album serves up.
www.mp3.com /albums/109543/similar.html   (730 words)

  
 Jazz - Cleo Laine - Similar Albums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On her Corinthian CD Stafford is heard during the 1960-70 era singing standards while backed by big bands...
On the Trail Again concentrates on Frankie Laine's Western and faux-folk recordings for Columbia from 1952-62, including several remakes of songs he had recorded for Mercury and a number of Western film themes.
The high drama and brash intensity of Laine's Western efforts isn't too far removed from the work of Tex Ritter or Johnny Western, but...
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 Amazon.com: Cleo Laine Sings Sondheim: Music: Cleo Laine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Listen to Cleo Laine — Unlimited access to 3,000,000+ songs, 14 days Free w/ no obligation.
I wanted to hear Dame Cleo Laine and this was my first compact disc but not my last.
I love Dame Cleo and I have listened to the original Company soundtrack and Dame Cleo puts them to shame sorry but she's just wonderful to listen to on the car ride home.
www.amazon.com /Cleo-Laine-Sings-Sondheim/dp/B000002WBI   (1132 words)

  
 Cleo Laine - Muppet Wiki - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Cleo Laine - Muppet Wiki - A Wikia wiki
Awarded the honour of Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.
Laine is the only singer ever to have been Grammy-nominated in the pop, classical and jazz categories.
muppet.wikia.com /wiki/Cleo_Laine   (106 words)

  
 Cleo Laine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
She has recorded, with great success, duets with flautist James Galway and guitarist John Williams.
Laine is an accomplished actress having appeared in a number of films and stage productions.
In addition to her incredible vocal range and technique she has done much, through her numerous television appearances, to broaden the public's acceptance of different styles of music in a jazz setting, and in doing so she has broken many barriers.
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 Cleo Laine - Moviefone
Songstress Laine's home pages include biography, discography, and tour information.
This singer shares a website with her bandleader husband which contains a biography, a discography, tour dates and a photo album.
Cleo Laine - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Cleo Laine Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/cleo-laine/40034/main   (105 words)

  
 Cleo Laine : Wordsongs - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
An ambitious project, geared toward fans who enjoy poetry and are willing to accept concept works that aren't normal fare.
Laine did 30 numbers set to poems by such classic writers as Auden, Shakespeare, and Donne.
Several had been previously featured in a work titled Shakespeare And All That Jazz.
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 CLEO LAINE Discography
CLEO LAINE Born On A Friday (1976 Israeli 11-track LP, features 6 songs produced by George Martin and 5 tracks arranged by Johnny Dankworth, picture sleeve LPL1-5113) -
CLEO LAINE Cleo Laine Live At Carnegie Hall (1974 Japanese white label promo sample 13-track vinyl live LP including Japanese/lyric insert, picture sleeve RCA-6233) -
CLEO LAINE Feel The Warm With Cleo Laine (Scarce 1972 Israeli 12- track LP, picture sleeve with biographical details SCX6497) -
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 Faces of Jazz * portraits of Cleo Laine
Faces of Jazz * portraits of Cleo Laine
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She originated the role of Princess Puffer in the Broadway hit musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, for which she received a Tony nomination and earned a Theater World Award as well as a Drama Desk nomination for best actress in a musical.
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 Solitude by Cleo Laine
Sophisticated Lady - Cleo Laine, Duke Ellington Orchestra
We're Rockin' in Rhythm [Vocal Version of Duke Ellington's Rockin' in ] - Cleo Laine, Duke Ellington Orchestra
Cleo's 'A' Train (Incorporating "Take the 'A' Train") - Cleo Laine, Duke Ellington Orchestra
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 Cleo Laine | Biography | MTV
With a multi-octave voice similar to Betty Carter's, incredible scatting ability, and ease of transition from a throaty whisper to high-pitched trills, Cleo Laine was born in 1927 in the Southall section of London, the daughter of a Jamaican father and English mother.
With Dankworth by her side, Laine began her solo career in earnest with a 1964 album of Shakespeare lyrics set to...
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 VH1.com : Cleo Laine : Artist Main   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Add a link to your "Cleo Laine" fan site on VH1.com!
With a multi-octave voice similar to Betty Carter's, incredible scatting ability, and ease of transition from a throaty whisper to high-pitched trills, Cleo Laine was born in 1927 in the Southall section of London, th...
Check out Cleo Laine's movie page to watch trailers, see photos, find out about upcoming film projects and more!
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 Cleo Laine on Rhapsody
The London-born Laine can sing opera or jazz with her set of multi-octave pipes.
A star of the theatre, she has also recorded with such hepsters...
Hear Cleo Laine and similar artists on this channel.
www.rhapsody.com /cleolaine   (100 words)

  
 Cleo Laine - Reviews on RateItAll
I am absolutely delighted to see the addition of CLEO LAINE to the list of jazz musicians.
RateItAll is an online community where you can rate the people, places, and things that move you, meet folks who share your passions, and make a few bucks for your contributions.
Cleo Laine - The Very Best Of Cleo Laine (Yes Cheap Sale)
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 Cleo Laine - Club Polk
The CD was Cleo Laine- Live at Carnegie Hall - RCA (out of print).
People will eventually forget exactly what it was you said and did, but they will never forget how you made them feel
I thought this was going to be athread about Miss Cleo.
www.polkaudio.com /forums/showthread.php?t=30610   (237 words)

  
 Live In Manhattan by Cleo Laine at Audio Lunchbox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Live In Manhattan by Cleo Laine at Audio Lunchbox
4: Quintessential Cleo - All In Love Is Fair
Audio Lunchbox / Other / Cleo Laine / Live In Manhattan
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 Cleo Laine/V&V
Other important recordings during that time were duet albums with Ray Charles ("Porgy and Bess") and Mel Tormé, as well as Arnold Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" which won Cleo a classical Grammy nomination.
The album "Jazz" reached number five in the US jazz radio play charts, and "Nothing without You", a duet compilation with Mel Tormé, reached the Billboard Top Ten in 1992, remaining in the charts for several months.
Music has helped me through all sorts of emotions throughout my life -
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