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Cafe Songbook Performer Index
(last names beginning with "W")

Only performers who currently appear on Cafe Songbook pages are included.

 

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Performance(s) on Cafe Songbook
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Bea Wain
(born April 30, 1917, New York City --big band singer most often with Larry Clinton Orchestra)

album cover: Bea Wain "My Reverie" [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED]
Amazon || iTunes
Rufus Wainwright
(born Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright, July 22, 1973, Rhinebeck, New York, U.S. raised Montreal, Quebec, Canada -- singer, pianist, guitarist)


Amazon || iTunes
Rie Wako
(若生りえ)

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Dinah Washington
(born Ruth Lee Jones, August 29, 1924, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US, lived mostly in Chicago - died December 14, 1963, age 39, Detroit, Michigan, US -- jazz, blues, R & B singer.)

album cover: Dinah Washington "Dinah Jams"
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Ethel Waters
(born October 31, 1896, Chester, Pennsylvania, US - died September 1, 1977, age 80, Chatsworth, California, US -- singer, actress)

album cover: "Incomparable Ethel Waters"
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Ben Webster
(born Benjamin Francis Webster, March 27, 1909, Kansas City (area), Missouri, US - died September 20, 1973, age 64, Amsterdam, Netherlands -- jazz (tenor) saxophonist)


Ben Webster: King of the Tenors
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George Wein
(Born October 3, 1925, originally from Boston, Massachusetts US --Jazz Festival producer, concert promoter, pianist, singer)


George Wein's Newport All-Stars
Amazon

Aaron Weinstein
(born July 31, 1985, Wilmette, Illinois, US -- jazz violinist, mandolin player)

album cover: Aaron Weinstein "Handful of Stars"
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Mae West
(born Mary Jane West, August 17, 1893, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York - died November 22, 1980, age 87, Los Angeles, California -- actress, singer, comedienne)

album cover: "Fabulous Mae West"
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Josh White
(born Joshua Daniel White, February 11, 1914, Greenville, South Carolina, US - died September 5, 1969, age 55, Manhasset, New York US -- blues and topica folk singer and guitarist)

album cover: Josh White Vol. 5 (1944)
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Josh White, Jr.
(Born November 30, 1940, New York City --folk/blues/ topical singer and guitarist)

iTunes
Paul Whiteman
(born Paul Samuel Whiteman, March 28, 1890, Denver, Colorado, US - died December 29, 1967, age 77 -- jazz pioneer and band leader)

album cover: Paul Whiteman "King Of Jazz: 1920-1927"
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Wesla Whitfield
(born 1947, Santa Maria, California US -- jazz, cabaret and standards singer)

album cover: Wesla Whitfield "With A Song In My Heart: The Rodgers & Hart Songbook"
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Margaret Whiting
(born Margaret Eleanor Whiting, July 22, 1924, Detroit, Michigan, US, - died January 10, 2011, age 86, Englewood, New Jersey, US -- jazz and standards singer)

album cover: "Margaret Whiting Sings Jerome Kern Songbook"
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Lee Wiley
(born Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, US, - died December 11, 1975, aged 67, New York City-- jazz and cabaret singer )

album cover: Lee Wiley "Follow Your Heart" [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED] 2CD SET
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Jessica Williams
(born March 17, 1948, Baltimore, Maryland, US -- jazz pianist)

album cover: Jessica Williams "Higher Standards"
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Joe Williams
(born Joseph Goreed December 12, 1918, Cordele, Georgia, US - died March 29, 1999, age 80, Las Vegas, Nevada, US -- jazz singer)

album cover: Joe Williams "Here's to Life"
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Cassandra Wilson
(born December 4, 1955
Jackson, Mississippi, US -- jazz singer and instrumentalist (guitar and piano)

Cassandra Wilson Sings Standards
Amazon || iTunes

Dooley Wilson
(Born Arthur Wilson, April 3, 1886, Tyler, Texas, United States -
died May 30, 1953, aged 67, Los Angeles, California, US -- actor and singer, who sings "As Time Goes By" in Casablanca)

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Nancy Wilson
(born February 20, 1937, Chillicothe, Ohio US -- jazz singer)


Nancy Willson Great American Songbook
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Teddy Wilson
(born Theodore Shaw Wilson, November 24, 1912, Austin, Texas - died July 31, 1986, aged 73, New Britain, Connecticut US -- jazz pianis and orchestra leader)


album cover: "Teddy Wilson"

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Amy Winehouse
(born September 14, 1983, Southgate, London, England - died July 23, 2011, age 27, Camden, London, England -- jazz, soul, R & B singer)


Amy Winehouse: The Album Collection
Amazon || iTunes

Stevie Wonder
(born Stevland Hardaway Judkins,
May 13, 1950,
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.)


DVD cover: "Stevie Wonder Live at Last"
Amazon || iTunes

Edythe Wright
(born August 16, 1914, Bayonne, New Jersey US - died October 27, 1965, age 51, Point Pleasant, New Jersey US -- big band jazz singer)

album cover: Edythe Wright "Stardust"
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Performers on "W" Page
(Click name to go directly to entry)

Bea Wain
Rufus Wainwright
Rie Wako (若生りえ)
Dinah Washington
Ethel Waters
Ben Webster
Aaron Weinstein
Mae West
Josh White
Josh White, Jr.
Paul Whiteman
Wesla Whitfield
Margaret Whiting
Lee Wiley
Jessica Williams
Joe Williams
Cassandra Wilson
Dooley Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
Amy Winehouse
Stevie Wonder
Edythe Wright
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