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50 great jazz vocals

One of the beauties of jazz is the perpetual innovation of the genre but that doesn’t mean fans don’t have their favorites.

NPR Music, Jazz24.org and Seattle’s KPLU surveyed people from around the world to see what would be top their playlists and here’s a small sampling of the results.

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40. Nat King Cole, “Unforgettable”

41. Nat King Cole, “Stardust”

42. Chet Baker, “Let’s Get Lost”

43. Billie Holiday, “Lover Man”

44. Ella Fitzgerald, “Someone to Watch Over Me”

45. Eva Cassidy, “Autumn Leaves”

46. Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane, “They Say It’s Wonderful”

47. Les McCann & Eddie Harris, “Compared To What”

48. Julie London, “Cry Me a River”

49. Cab Calloway, “Minnie the Moocher”

50. Nat King Cole, “Nature Boy”

Full story at NPR.

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