American music stars died in Respiratory disease

Here are 2 famous musicians from United States of America died in Respiratory disease:

Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae (April 8, 1920 Harlem-November 10, 1994 Beverly Hills) otherwise known as Carmen Mc Rae, Carmen McCrea, Carmen McCrae, Carmen Mercedes McRae, McRae, Carmen or Carman McRae was an American singer, actor, musician, composer and pianist.

Her albums: Complete Ralph Burns Sessions (feat. Ben Webster), At Ratso's, Volume 2, Any Old Time, Birds of a Feather, For Lady Day, Volume 2, Torchy / Blue Moon, As Time Goes By: Carmen McRae Alone Live at the Dug, Ballad Essentials, Body & Soul and Carmen McRae at Ratso's, Volume 1. Genres she performed include Ballad, Bebop, Traditional pop music and Vocal jazz.

Born in Harlem, New York in 1920, Carmen McRae began her career in music in the 1940s. She performed with various big bands and small jazz groups, including Count Basie's Orchestra and Benny Carter's band. McRae had a successful solo career, releasing over 60 albums during her lifetime.

Apart from her successful music career, McRae also acted in television shows and musicals. She appeared in episodes of The Cosby Show and The Love Boat and also played the role of Billie Holiday in the Broadway musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill".

McRae was known for her unique vocal style and ability to interpret songs with emotion and nuance. She was also an accomplished pianist and often accompanied herself during performances.

McRae passed away in 1994 at the age of 74, leaving behind a legacy as one of the most respected and influential jazz vocalists of her time.

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Bill Kenny

Bill Kenny (June 12, 1914 Philadelphia-March 23, 1978 New Westminster) was an American musician and singer.

Genres: Rock and roll, Pop music, Jazz, Gospel music, Vocal music, Doo-wop and Easy listening.

Bill Kenny was best known for being the lead tenor vocalist of The Ink Spots, one of the most successful and influential vocal groups of the 1930s and 1940s. Kenny joined the group in 1936 and helped define their distinctive sound, characterized by close harmonies and a relaxed, smooth vocal style. Over the course of their career, The Ink Spots recorded over 200 songs and had numerous hit singles, including "If I Didn't Care," "Whispering Grass," and "Java Jive." Bill Kenny's contributions to The Ink Spots' success cannot be overstated, as his distinctive high tenor voice became the group's signature sound. Outside of his work with The Ink Spots, Kenny also pursued a solo career and recorded several solo albums. He continued to perform and record music until his death in 1978.

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