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by Jerome Wilson
Erin McDougald is a big-voiced Chicago-based singer who calls herself the Flapper Girl" after the flappers" of the 1920s,' looking back on them as emancipated, fearless women. That identity carries into her singing which comes across with a confidence and flair you rarely hear among younger jazz vocalists today. With her voice carrying a low, sultriness mixed with jazzy flexibility, she does not overtly sound like any of the great singers of the past but she has a versatility and ...read more