Lee Wiley

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American jazz singer.
Born : October 09, 1908 in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
Died : December 11, 1975 in New York City, New York.

Lee was a popular singer jazz active from the early 1930s up to 1972 when she withdrew from the musical scene.

Wiley began her radio career at KVOO in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She sang on the Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt program on NBC in 1932, and was featured on Victor Young's radio show in 1933. From June 10, 1936, until September 2, 1936, she had her own show, Lee Wiley, on CBS.

In 1939, Wiley recorded eight Gershwin songs on 78s with a small group for Liberty Music Shop Records. The set sold well and was followed by 78s dedicated to the music of Cole Porter (1940) and Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (1940 and 1954), Harold Arlen (1943), and 10" LPs dedicated to the music of Vincent Youmans and Irving Berlin (1951).

The players on these recordings included Bunny Berigan, Bud Freeman, Max Kaminsky, Fats Waller, Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Stan Freeman, Cy Walter, and the bandleader Jess Stacy, to whom Wiley was married for a number of years. These influential albums launched the concept of a "songbook" (often featuring lesser-known songs), which was later widely imitated by other singers.

She was married from 1943 to 1948 to the bandleader (and pianist) Jess Stacy.
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L-294 To L-297 Cole Porter Songs By Lee Wiley — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Cole Porter Songs By Lee Wiley (Album) Liberty Music Shop L-294 To L-297 US 1940 Sell This Version
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L-281 To L-284 Lee Wiley Album: Eight Show Tunes From Scores By George Gershwin — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Album: Eight Show Tunes From Scores By George Gershwin (Album) Liberty Music Shop L-281 To L-284 US 1940 Sell This Version
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none Rodgers and Hart Album  — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Rodgers and Hart Album (4xShellac, 10", Album) Gala (6) none US 1940 Sell This Version
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B-236 Night In Manhattan — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley, Bobby Hackett With Joe Bushkin And His Swinging Strings Lee Wiley, Bobby Hackett With Joe Bushkin And His Swinging Strings - Night In Manhattan (Album, EP) Columbia B-236 US 1951 Sell This Version
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B-307 Lee Wiley Sings Irving Berlin — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings Irving Berlin (Album) Columbia B-307 US 1952 Sell This Version
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B-306 Lee Wiley Sings Vincent Youmans — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings Vincent Youmans (Album, EP) Columbia B-306 US 1952 Sell This Version
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LP-312 Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart (Album, EP) Storyville (3) LP-312 US 1954 Sell This Version
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STLP 911 Duologue — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley - Ellis Larkins Lee Wiley - Ellis Larkins - Duologue (Album) Storyville (3) STLP 911 US 1954 Sell This Version
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4049 Lee Wiley Sings And Lennie Tristano Plays — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley And Lennie Tristano Lee Wiley And Lennie Tristano - Lee Wiley Sings And Lennie Tristano Plays(10") Allegro Elite 4049 US 1954 Sell This Version
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LPM 1408 West Of The Moon — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley West Of The Moon (Album, EP) RCA Victor LPM 1408 US 1957 Sell This Version
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LPM-1566 A Touch Of The Blues — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley With Billy Butterfield And His Orchestra Lee Wiley With Billy Butterfield And His Orchestra - A Touch Of The Blues (Album) RCA Victor LPM-1566 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
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M 2002 The One And Only — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley The One And Only (Album) Recording Industries Corp. M 2002 US 1964 Sell This Version
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MES/7041 Back Home Again — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Back Home Again (Album) Monmouth Evergreen MES/7041 US 1971 Sell This Version
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CJS 829 I've Got The World On A String — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley I've Got The World On A String (Album, Comp) Ember Records CJS 829 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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1021 On The Air — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley On The Air (Album) Totem Records (7) 1021 US 1977 Sell This Version
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XFL 15358 Jess Stacy and Friends 1938-1944 — Lee Wiley Jess Stacy / Lee Wiley Jess Stacy / Lee Wiley - Jess Stacy and Friends 1938-1944 (Comp, Album) Commodore XFL 15358 US 1980 Sell This Version
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T-1013 The Complete Session Of April 10, 1940 — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley And Bunny Berigan Lee Wiley And Bunny Berigan - The Complete Session Of April 10, 1940(LP) Blu-Disc (2) T-1013 US 1984 Sell This Version
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503 Lee Wiley Sings — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings(CD) Yadeon 503 US 1989 Sell This Version
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BJH 304 The Legendary Lee Wiley Collectors' items 1931-1955 — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley The Legendary Lee Wiley Collectors' items 1931-1955(CD, Album) Baldwin Street Music BJH 304 US 1998 Sell This Version
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ACD-39 Live On Stage: Town Hall, New York — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Live On Stage: Town Hall, New York(CD, Album) Audiophile (2) ACD-39 US 2007 Sell This Version
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LWIL403 Miss Lee Wiley — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Miss Lee Wiley Memories-Lightest LWIL403 US Unknown Sell This Version
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CFR10-129 America's Favorite Songs By George Gershwin — Lee Wiley Russell Bennett And His Orchestra, Dick Farney, Ray Heatherton, Lee Wiley With Orchestra* Russell Bennett And His Orchestra, Dick Farney, Ray Heatherton, Lee Wiley With Orchestra* - America's Favorite Songs By George Gershwin Varsity, Royale CFR10-129 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
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BML 8518 George Gershwin Jazz Concert — Lee Wiley Eddie Condon And His Orchestra Featuring Lee Wiley Eddie Condon And His Orchestra Featuring Lee Wiley - George Gershwin Jazz Concert(10") Decca BML 8518 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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TPZ 1047 Hot House Rose — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Hot House Rose(CD) Topaz Jazz TPZ 1047 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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18 Lee Sings Songs By Harold Allen — Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Lee Sings Songs By Harold Allen(4x10", Album) Schirmer Record 18 US Unknown Sell This Version