Irene Kral

Born 18 January 1932. Died 15 August 1978
Irene Kral
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1932-01-18
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Irene Kral

Irene Kral Biography (Wikipedia)

Irene Kral (January 18, 1932 – August 15, 1978) was an American jazz singer who was born to Czechoslovakian parents in Chicago, Illinois, and settled in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. She died, due to breast cancer, in Encino, California.

Kral's older brother, Roy Kral, was a successful musician when she started singing professionally as a teenager. She sang with bands on tours led by Woody Herman and Chubby Jackson, former Herman bass player. She joined Maynard Ferguson's band in the late 1950s and sang with groups led by Stan Kenton and Shelly Manne. She then started a solo career until her death at 46 years of age. She was a ballad singer who stated that Carmen McRae was one of her inspirations. She became more famous posthumously when Clint Eastwood used her recordings in his 1995 movie The Bridges of Madison County.

Her style has been compared to that of Carmen McRae (the two singers were friends). Dana Countryman quotes from Linda Dahl's 1984 book on women in jazz, Stormy Weather: "Irene Kral had a lovely, resonant voice with a discreet vibrato, flawless diction and intonation, and a slight, attractive nasality and shaping of phrases that resembled Carmen McRae's. But where McRae's readings tend to the astringent, Kral's melt like butter. She was a master of quiet understatement and good taste."

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Just Friends
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Just Friends
Shelly Manne
The Rain In Spain
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The Rain In Spain
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Memphis In June
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Memphis In June
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I Like You, You’re Nice
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I Like You, You’re Nice
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Comes Love
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Comes Love
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Detour Ahead
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Detour Ahead
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Something To Remember You By
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Something To Remember You By
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Going To California
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Going To California
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Lucky To Be Me/Some Other Time
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Lucky To Be Me/Some Other Time
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Detour Ahead (feat. Herb Pomeroy)
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Detour Ahead (feat. Herb Pomeroy)
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I'd Know You Anywhere
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I'd Know You Anywhere
Alan Broadbent
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (feat. Irene Kral)
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (feat. Irene Kral)
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I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
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I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
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Wonderful Life
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Wonderful Life
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This Is Always
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This Is Always
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Small World (Isn't It?)
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Small World (Isn't It?)
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
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Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
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When I Look In Your Eyes
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When I Look In Your Eyes
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Irene Kral - Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
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Irene Kral - Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
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What's Right For You
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What's Right For You
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