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Blossom Dearie
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    (April 28, 1926-February 7, 2009)
    Born in East Durham, New York
    Birth name was Marguerite Blossom Dearie
    Jazz singer/pianist
    Recorded the albums 'Blossom Dearie' (1957), 'Give Him the Ooh-La-La' (1957), 'Once Upon a Summertime' (1958), 'Blossom Dearie Sings Comden and Green' (1959), 'Soubrette Sings Hit Broadway Songs' (1960), 'My Gentleman Friends' (1961), 'Sings Rootin' Songs' (1963), 'May I Come In?' (1964), 'Blossom Time at Ronnie Scott's' (1966), 'Sweet Blossom Dearie' (1967), 'That's Just the Way I Want to Be' (1970), 'Blossom Dearie Sings' (1974), 'Positively' (1983), 'Chez Wahlberg, Part One' (1985), 'Songs of Chelsea' (1988) and 'Blossom's Planet' (2000)
    She had a wispy, little-girl voice.
    She made commercials for Hires Root Beer and one of her albums was released as a premium that could be bought for a dollar and a Hires proof of purchase.
    When appearing in nightclubs, she demanded that no food or drink be served during her performance.
    She performed at Carnegie Hall (1976) and the White House (1993).
    Rex Reed called her 'one of New York's treasures.'
    She founded her own record label.
    She recorded the Schoolhouse Rock songs 'Figure Eight,' 'Mother Necessity' and 'Unpack Your Adjectives.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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