Lee Wiley

Lee Wiley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lee Wiley (October 9, 1908 - December 11, 1975) was an American jazz singer popular in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. Wiley was born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. While still in her early teens, she left home to pursue a singing career with the Leo Reisman band. Her career was temporarily interrupted by a fall while horseback riding. Wiley suffered temporary blindness, but recovered, and at the age of 19 was back with Reisman again, with whom she recorded three songs: "Take It From Me," "Time On My Hands," and her own composition, "Got The South In My Soul." She sang with Paul Whiteman and later, the Casa Loma Orchestra. A collaboration with composer Victor Young resulted in several songs for which Wiley wrote the lyrics, including "Got The South in My Soul" and "Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere," the latter an R&B hit in the 1950s.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135792660
  • 9786135792669