Audrey Morris

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 12, 1928, in the world of Chicago cabaret, no singer-pianist was revered more by peers than Audrey Morris. The extraordinary subtlety of her vocals, sophistication of her pianism and worldly wise manner of her delivery made her a subject of fascination to visiting jazz stars, such as piano titan Oscar Peterson, and to Hollywood, which very nearly lured her into its temptations.

In the 1950's, one of the charms of a Chicago night was the sleek brunette who sang and played piano at Mister Kelly’s, a famous stop on the supper club circuit. Seated at a spinet between two staircases, Audrey Morris defied the mealtime chaos with her quiet portrait of a world-weary romantic. "Do they know, do they care… that I’m lonely and low as can be / And the smile on my face isn’t really a smile at all?" she sang, in a sweet, wry voice that refused to take a...

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Audrey Morris Albums

2 records