Cora Lee Day
Cora Lee Day (1914-1996) was virtually unknown when she recorded "My Crying Hour" in 1960, the only album in her brief singing career, before becoming an actress.
She bore a striking vocal resemblance to another legendary “Day,” the immortal “Lady Day” —Billie Holiday— but her voice still has that certain intangible quality that singles her out as a rare-find on the jazz scene and is sure to catch your ear. Under the direction of pianist Jimmy Jones and with a number of skillful arrangements, Cora Lee gained the drive and confidence to sing an engaging repertoire of fragile, moving songs in the manner that came most natural to her —soft and intimate.
—Jordi Pujol (From the liner notes of FSRV 127)