RIP Blossom Dearie, 1926-2009
I am sad to report that the great jazz singer Blossom Dearie has passed away at the age of 82. I featured Dearie here last year to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of her wonderful Once Upon a Summertime, and have been listening to her more in recent months. Such a unique talent.
Here's Blossom Dearie performing "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" circa the early 1960s:
The Telegraph has an extensive obituary and article on her death.