Because she sang “chee chee” in her high-pitched voice in almost every number somewhere, Rose Murphy (07.05.1913-16.11.1989) became famous as “the Chee Chee Girl“.
She started her career in the late 1930s playing intermission piano for artists such as Count Basie. Although she was a highly talented pianist, she was best known for her eccentric singing. She combined scating, giggling, percussive sounds and squeals to a unique style.
Indeed, it’s a challenge to listen to a full album by Rose Murphy in one go, it could be annoying…
No matter I love weird stuff! Baby, Baby is my favourite tune I’m going to feature this week.
Title: Baby, Baby
Artist: Rose Murphy
Album: The Classic Years of Rose Murphy
Tempo: 168 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop, Balboa
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