Annie Ross on what launched her career
NOW, A JAZZ MOMENT..
Loch Lomond (Benny Goodman)
CD: The Benny Goodman Orchestra
2006 Crownstar Records
NEA JAZZ MASTER ANNIE ROSS WAS BORN ANNABELLE SHORT, TO SCOTTISH VAUDEVILLIAN PARENTS. SHE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AT AGE 4 --ALREADY WITH A PASSION TO PERFORM.
Annie Ross: I told the father of a little friend of mine that I heard he had a radio show and I should be on it and blah, blah? The father of my friend turned out to be Paul Whiteman who was a HUGE orchestra leader.
WEARING A KILT AND SINGING A JAZZ VERSION OF LOCH LOMOND, ANNIE ROSS WON THAT CONTEST AND HER SINGING CAREER WAS LAUNCHED.
Farmer's Market (Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross)
CD: The Hottest New Group In Jazz
Originally released 1960, 1996 Sony Music Entertainment
THIS JAZZ MOMENT WITH VOCALIST ANNIE ROSS WAS CREATED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.