Lily Ann Carol

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Vocalist Lily Ann Carol sang with Louis Primas or­ches­tra from 1940 to 1946, when she left to be­gin a solo ca­reer. She fin­ished sixth in the cat­e­gory of best fe­male band singer in Down Beats 1944 and 1945 polls.

After go­ing solo, Carol played the night­club cir­cuit, record­ing with Charlie Ventura’s band on the National la­bel in late 1946 and solo on the Signature la­bel in 1950 and Prima’s Robin Hood la­bel in 1951. In 1952 she signed with RCA and in 1954 recorded for the Bruce la­bel. In 1957 she recorded for Mercury. During the 1960s, she worked a night­club act with hus­band Joe Barone.

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  • Oh Marie
    Louis Prima (Lily Ann Carol), Hit (1944)
  • Bell Bottom Trousers
    Louis Prima (Lily Ann Carol, Louis Prima), Majestic (1945)
  • I Was Here When You Left Me
    Louis Prima (Lily Ann Carol), Majestic (1945)
  • The Fishing Song
    Lily Ann Carol with Chris Griffin's Calypso Boys, Signature (1950)
  • The Matrimony Song
    Jimmy Saunders and Lily Ann Carol with Chris Griffin's Calypso Boys, Signature (1950)

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    "Oh Marie"
    Lily Ann Carol
    from an episode of The Arthur Murray Show, Dumont (1956)

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  • One Night Stand: Louis Prima
    December 23, 1944 (AFRS) 29:26
  • One Night Stand: Louis Prima
    January 6, 1945 (AFRS) 29:26

Sources

  1. Simon, George T. The Big Bands. 4th ed. New York: Schirmer, 1981.
  2. “Prima on Wax as He Stages Real Comeback.” Down Beat 1 Oct. 1941: 23.
  3. “On the Stand: Louis Prima.” Billboard 27 Mar. 1942: 22.
  4. “Girl Singer (With Band).” Down Beat 1 Jan. 1945: 13.
  5. “Girl Singer (With Band).” Down Beat 1 Jan. 1946: 16.
  6. “In Short.” Billboard 22 Jun. 1946: 43.
  7. “Diggin' the Discs.” Down Beat 15 Jan. 1947: 20.
  8. “Small World.” Billboard 19 Jul. 1947: 19.
  9. “Dancery, Name Ork Biz In Gotham Area Picking Up.” Down Beat 1 Dec. 1948: 1.
  10. “Fall Season Returns Old Philly Names.” Down Beat 21 Oct. 1949: 11.
  11. “Record Reviews.” Billboard 12 Aug. 1950: 36.
  12. “Record Reviews.” Billboard 12 May 1951: 31.
  13. “Victor Signs Two New Disk Artists.” Billboard 12 Apr. 1952: 18.
  14. “Music as Written.” Billboard 23 Oct. 1954: 20.
  15. “Record Reviews.” Billboard 16 Feb. 1957: 58.
  16. “Charles McHarry.” Reading Eagle [Reading, PA] 17 Jun. 1966: 22.