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Listen to the 50 Greatest Jazz Vocals of All Time

Feb 7, 2013

Last month more than 4,600 votes were cast by our listeners for the songs they felt were the greatest jazz vocal of all time.

The votes have been counted and the top 50 songs are now available below in our 24/7 stream!

Kirsten Kendrick sat down with Jazz on the Grooveyard and Weekend Edition host, Kevin Kniestedt to talk about some of the more interesting aspects of the survey:

What do you think of the list? We encourage your comments below!

Jazz24's 50 Great Jazz Vocals by Jazz24 on Grooveshark

  1. Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday
  2. Lush Life by Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane
  3. God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday
  4. How High The Moon by Ella Fitzgerald
  5. Mac the Knife (in Berlin) by Ella Fitzgerald
  6. At Last by Etta James
  7. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
  8. My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker
  9. Girl From Ipanema by Getz & Gilberto
  10. Fever by Peggy Lee
  11. Lullby of Birdland by Sarah Vaughan
  12. Summertime by Ella Fitzgerald
  13. Birdland by Manhattan Transfer
  14. My One and Only Love by Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane
  15. I Loves You Porgy by Nina Simone
  16. A Tisket - A Tasket by Ella Fitzgerald 
  17. Every day I Have the Blues by Joe Williams w/ Count Basie Orchestra
  18. Autumn in New York by Billie Holiday
  19. Misty by Sarah Vaughan
  20. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by Ella Fitzgerald
  21. Feelin' Good by Nina Simone
  22. Fine and Mellow by Billie Holiday
  23. My Baby Just Cares For Me by Nina Simone
  24. Route 66 by Nat King Cole
  25. One for My Baby by Frank Sinatra
  26. Blue Skies by Ella Fitzgerald
  27. Something Cool by June Christy
  28. Georgia on my Mind by Ray Charles
  29. I've Got You under My Skin by Frank Sinatra
  30. Sweet Georgia Brown by Anita O'Day
  31. All of Me by Billie Holiday
  32. Black and Blue by Louis Armstrong
  33. The Waters of March by Susanna McCorkle
  34. Fly Me To the Moon by Frank Sinatra
  35. Good Morning Heartache by Billie Holiday
  36. You Go to My Head by Louis Armstrong
  37. Mumbles by Clark Terry
  38. My Man by Billie Holiday
  39. Peel me a Grape by Diana Krall
  40. Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
  41. Stardust by Nat King Cole
  42. Let's Get Lost by Chet Baker
  43. Lover Man by Billie Holiday
  44. Someone to Watch Over Me by Ella Fitzgerald
  45. Autumn Leaves by Eva Cassidy
  46. They Say It's Wonderful by Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
  47. Compared To What by Les McCann and Eddie Harris 
  48. Cry Me a River by Julie London
  49. Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway
  50. Nature Boy by Nat King Cole