Sylvia Syms


For Once In My Life

  • Release Date: 20 May 1996
  • OJCCD-897-2

Throughout her career, Sylvia Syms (1924-1992) was considered a singer's singer. She was a mainstay of the supper-club circuit and sustained a second career in musical comedies. Her roots, however, were in jazz, particularly the heady sounds she heard while hanging out on 52nd Street as a teenager and meeting such friends as Billie Holiday (she bought Lady Day her first gardenia), Benny Carter, and Art Tatum. Several of her albums featured jazz musicians, including the two she cut for Prestig… MORE