Carlene Ray Part II

An AWHY? Music Feature

The legendary Carlene Ray. Photo courtesy of  Joan Watson-Jones

We feature Part 2 of Joan’s interview with Singer/Bassist Carlene Ray.

Now 85 years old, Carlene tells about her rich career in Jazz . We start with her early work with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all female big band that existed from 1933-1955.

We move from there to her work helping Mary Lou Williams produce her famous Catholic Mass.

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