From The BlakeRadio Network Archives April 2003 - Ted interviews the great Singer Gloria Lynne. Born as Gloria Wilson, Gloria Lynne grew up in Harlem. Her mother was a gospel singer. Lynne's professional career began in 1951 after winning first prize at the "Amateur Night" at the Apollo Theater. She shared the stage with contemporary night club vocal ensembles as well as with Ella Fitzgerald, recording as part of such groups as The Enchanters and The Del-Tones in the 1950s. She recorded as a soloist under her birth name, though most of her work was released under her stage name on the Everest Records and Fontana Records labels. On May 6, 2008, Gloria Lynne was presented with a special award for 'Outstanding Achievement In Jazz'at the New York MAC Awards and on October 22, 2010 she was honored at the Schomburg Library in New York City by Great Women In Music founder Roz Nixon for her many contributions to the music industry and the world.
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