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Mary Stallings

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Mary Stallings (born August 16, 1939) is an American jazz vocalist and mother of R&B soul singer, Adriana Evans. Biography: Mary Stallings was born in San Francisco, California, one of eleven children. She grew up in the neighborhood of Laurel Heights singing in the black gospel choir of the First African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. By her teens, Stallings began singing in San Francisco-area night clubs such as the Hungry i, The Purple Onion, and El Matador. She performed with such artists as Ben Webster, Cal Tjader, Earl Hines, Red Mitchell, Teddy Edwards, and the Montgomery brothers (Wes, Monk, and Buddy). Before graduating from high school, she joined R&B pioneer Louis Jordan's Tympani Five. In the early 1960s, she performed with Dizzy Gillespie at San Francisco's Black Hawk nightclub and eventually with Gillespie at the 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival. Perhaps best known for her 1961 collaboration with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on the album Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings...

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Discography

  • Don’t Look Back
  • I Waited For You
  • Remember Love, 2005
  • Manhattan Moods
  • Spectrum, 1996

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On Nov 29, 2011. 6:06pm
Len E said

beautiful lack of melisma makes this sound so pure and credible.............never heard of her!

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