Thursday, November 3, 2016

In memoriam: Kay Starr

Image of Kay Starr: Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Kay Starr died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 94. She was a singer who ignored genre boundaries, singing big band jazz, country (her 1952 hit "Wheel of Fortune" could have been sung by Patsy Cline), and even proto-rock 'n' roll.

In memoriam: From the Rita Hayworth film Down to Earth (1947) the song "Kiss of the Muse," in which the amazing Starr voices Terpsichore (portrayed by the sassy Adele Jergens). They don't, and couldn't, make them like this any more:

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