Kay Starr

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Kay Starr (born July 21, 1922) is an American pop and jazz singer who enjoyed considerable success in the 1940s and 1950s. She is best remembered for introducing two songs that became #1 hits in the 1950s, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz".

Starr was successful in every field of music she tried: jazz, pop and country. But her roots were in jazz; and Billie Holiday, considered by many the greatest jazz singer of all time, called Starr "the only white woman who could sing the blues."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1955 In a Blue Mood Kay Starr 1
1955 The One, the Only Kay Starr Kay Starr 1
1957 Blue Starr Kay Starr 1
1959 I Hear the Word Kay Starr 1
1959 Movin’! Kay Starr 1
1964 The Fabulous Favorites Kay Starr 1
2002 Jazz Singer / I Cry by Night Kay Starr 1
2002 Movin' / Movin' On Broadway Kay Starr 1
2008 Swinging with the Starr: Kay Starr Swings Kay Starr 1
Back to the Roots Kay Starr 1
I Cry by Night / Losers, Weepers Kay Starr 1
Singin' Kay Starr, Swingin' Erroll Garner Singin' Kay Starr, Swingin' Erroll Garner 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Moonbeams and Steamy Dreams Kay Starr 1
1997 The Jazz Masters Kay Starr 1
1998 Complete Lamplighter Recordings 1945-1946 Kay Starr 1
1998 I've Got to Sing: 1944-1948 Kay Starr 1
1999 The Essential RCA Singles Collection Kay Starr 1
1999 The RCA Years Kay Starr 1
2000 Honeysuckle Rose Kay Starr 1
2002 The Definitive Kay Starr on Capitol Kay Starr 1
2003 The Ultimate Kay Starr Kay Starr 1
2003 Wheel of Fortune Kay Starr 1
Best of the Standard Transcriptions Kay Starr 1
Collector's Series Kay Starr 1
EMI Presents The Magic of Kay Starr Kay Starr 1
Greatest Hits Kay Starr 1
Spotlight on Kay Starr Kay Starr 1
Stardust Kay Starr 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1948 So Tired / Steady Daddy Kay Starr 1
1949 I Wish I Had a Wishbone / There's Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes Kay Starr with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra 1
1949 Ya Gotta Buy, Buy, Buy, For Baby / Break It To Me Gently Kay Starr with Frank De Vol and His Orchestra 1
1950 Bonaparte's Retreat / Someday Sweetheart Kay Starr 1
1953 Christopher Robin Is Saying His Prayers / The Man With the Bag Kay Starr 1

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