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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none Lee Wiley - Rodgers and Hart Album  album art Lee Wiley Rodgers and Hart Album (4xShellac, 10", Album) Gala (6) none US 1940 Sell This Version
LMS-1003 Lee Wiley - Cole Porter Songs By Lee Wiley album art Lee Wiley Cole Porter Songs By Lee Wiley(10") Liberty Music Shop LMS-1003 US 1950 Sell This Version
LMS-1004 Lee Wiley - Eight Show Tunes From Scores by George Gershwin album art Lee Wiley Eight Show Tunes From Scores by George Gershwin(10", Album) Liberty Music Shop LMS-1004 US 1950 Sell This Version
B-236 Lee Wiley - Night In Manhattan album art 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
B-307 Lee Wiley - Lee Wiley Sings Irving Berlin album art Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings Irving Berlin (Album) Columbia B-307 US 1952 Sell This Version
B-306 Lee Wiley - Lee Wiley Sings Vincent Youmans album art Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings Vincent Youmans (Album, EP) Columbia B-306 US 1952 Sell This Version
LP-312 Lee Wiley - Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart album art Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings Rodgers & Hart (EP, Album) Storyville (3) LP-312 US 1954 Sell This Version
STLP 911 Lee Wiley - Duologue album art Lee Wiley - Ellis Larkins Lee Wiley - Ellis Larkins - Duologue (Album) Storyville (3) STLP 911 US 1954 Sell This Version
4049 Lee Wiley - Lee Wiley Sings And Lennie Tristano Plays album art 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
LPM 1408 Lee Wiley - West Of The Moon album art Lee Wiley West Of The Moon (Album, EP) RCA Victor LPM 1408 US 1957 Sell This Version
LPM-1566 Lee Wiley - A Touch Of The Blues album art 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
M 2002 Lee Wiley - The One And Only album art Lee Wiley The One And Only (Album) Recording Industries Corp. M 2002 US 1964 Sell This Version
MES/7041 Lee Wiley - Back Home Again album art Lee Wiley Back Home Again (Album) Monmouth Evergreen MES/7041 US 1971 Sell This Version
CJS 829 Lee Wiley - I've Got The World On A String album art Lee Wiley I've Got The World On A String (Album, Comp) Ember Records CJS 829 UK 1972 Sell This Version
1021 Lee Wiley - On The Air album art Lee Wiley On The Air (Album) Totem Records (7) 1021 US 1977 Sell This Version
XFL 15358 Lee Wiley - Jess Stacy and Friends 1938-1944 album art Jess Stacy / Lee Wiley Jess Stacy / Lee Wiley - Jess Stacy and Friends 1938-1944 (Comp, Album) Commodore XFL 15358 US 1980 Sell This Version
PG-154(M) Lee Wiley - Elegant Voices album art Lee Wiley, Helen Ward, Matt Dennis Lee Wiley, Helen Ward, Matt Dennis - Elegant Voices(LP, Smplr) RCA PG-154(M) Japan 1980 Sell This Version
T-1013 Lee Wiley - The Complete Session Of April 10, 1940 album art 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
503 Lee Wiley - Lee Wiley Sings album art Lee Wiley Lee Wiley Sings(CD) Yadeon 503 US 1989 Sell This Version
BJH 304 Lee Wiley - The Legendary Lee Wiley Collectors' items 1931-1955 album art Lee Wiley The Legendary Lee Wiley Collectors' items 1931-1955(CD, Album) Baldwin Street Music BJH 304 US 1998 Sell This Version
BVCJ-37253, BVCJ-37253 Lee Wiley - West Of The Moon album art Lee Wiley West Of The Moon(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) RCA, BMG BVCJ-37253, BVCJ-37253 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
ACD-39 Lee Wiley - Live On Stage: Town Hall, New York album art Lee Wiley Live On Stage: Town Hall, New York(CD, Album) Audiophile (2) ACD-39 US 2007 Sell This Version
LWIL403 Lee Wiley - Miss Lee Wiley album art Lee Wiley Miss Lee Wiley Memories-Lightest LWIL403 US Unknown Sell This Version
CFR10-129 Lee Wiley - America's Favorite Songs By George Gershwin album art 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
BML 8518 Lee Wiley - George Gershwin Jazz Concert album art 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