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Cleo Laine

Cleo Laine

Broadcast

First broadcast: Sun 31 Aug 1997

Jazz singer

The castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is the jazz singer Cleo Laine. Although driven by a great desire to be a performer, and travelling from one audition to another, she confesses to Sue Lawley that when her big break came, it wasn't jazz which attracted her, so much as the leader of the band - John Dankworth. Whether he spotted a cheap singer for the night, or recognised a great talent in the making, it was to be the start of a hugely successful partnership both professionally and personally.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Eddie Sauter

2.

Eddie Sauter

A Summer Afternoon

Soloist: Stan Getz Orchestra: The Beaux Arts String Quartet

Others who chose this artist

Alec Dankworth, John Dankworth & The Generation Big Band

3.

Alec Dankworth, John Dankworth & The Generation Big Band

Early June

Jacqueline Dankworth

5.

Castaway's favourite

Jacqueline Dankworth

Don't Look Back

Others who chose this artist

Benjamin Britten

6.

Benjamin Britten

Now In the name of God I will begyne (from Noye's Fludde)

Soloist: Owen Brannigan Orchestra: The English Chamber Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Gioachino Rossini

8.

Gioachino Rossini

Una voce poco fa (from The Barber of Seville)

Soloist: Maria Callas Orchestra: The Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra

Others who chose this artist

Book

The Jazz Revolution by John Dankworth

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Perfume

Others who chose a similar luxury

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Broadcast

First broadcast: Mon 14 Apr 1958

Jazz singer

Roy Plomley's castaway is singer Cleo Laine.

Choices

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

1.

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - A Fine Romance

Others who chose this artist

Ray Copeland & Company

2.

Ray Copeland & Company

Trick or Treat

Maurice Ravel

5.

Maurice Ravel

La Valse

Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Charles Munch

Others who chose this artist

Noel Coward & Gertrude Lawrence

8.

Noel Coward & Gertrude Lawrence

Private Lives Act 1

Luxury item

Perfume

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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