Cleo Laine

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Dame Cleo Laine, Lady Dankworth, DBE (born 28 October 1927) is an English jazz and pop singer and an actress, known for her scat singing and for her vocal range. Though her natural range is that of a contralto, she is able to produce a "G above high C", giving her an overall compass of well over three octaves.

Laine is the only female performer to have received Grammy nominations in the jazz, popular and classical music categories. She is the widow of jazz composer Sir John Dankworth.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Shakespeare and All That Jazz Cleo Laine featuring John Dankworth 1
1972 Feel the Warm Cleo Laine 1
1973 I Am a Song Cleo Laine 1
1976 Born on a Friday Cleo Laine 2
1976 Porgy & Bess Ray Charles & Cleo Laine 1
1978 Gonna Get Through Cleo Laine 1
1980 Sometimes When We Touch Cleo Laine & James Galway 2
1987 That Old Feeling Cleo Laine 1
1989 Woman To Woman Cleo Laine 1
1991 Jazz Cleo Laine 1
1992 Smilin' Through Cleo Laine & Dudley Moore 1
1992 Nothing Without You Cleo Laine and Mel Tormé 1
1994 Blue and Sentimental Cleo Laine 1
1995 Solitude Cleo Laine 1
1999 Cleo Laine Christmas at the Stables Cleo Laine 1
2002 Quality Time Cleo Laine 1
Best Friends Cleo Laine & John Williams 1
Cleo Sings Sondheim Cleo Laine 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Very Best of Cleo Laine Cleo Laine 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 Cleo at Carnegie: The 10th Anniversary Concert Cleo Laine 1
1993 Cleo Laine - Live at Carnegie Hall Cleo Laine 1
2001 Live in Manhattan Cleo Laine & John Dankworth 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Cleo's Choice Cleo Laine 1
The Essential Collection Cleo Laine 1

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