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Videos: Sue Raney, 1963


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In August 1963, West Coast singer Sue Raney appeared on the Australian TV program Brian Henderson's Bandstand. Henderson was a newsreader on the country's Nine Network and hosted its music show from 1958 to 1972. Sue was likely in Australia to perform and promote one of her Capitol releases. These videos of her performances went up at YouTube a month ago and were sent along by Steve Taylor:

Here's Sue singing Fly Me to the Moon. What a marvelous, flawless vocal...

Here's Some of These Days...

And here's What Is This Thing Called Love. That's a lot of instrumental traffic to dodge while delivering a heartfelt vocal...

To read my two-part interview with Sue Raney in 2012, go here and here. Sue remains one of the finest jazz vocalists of her generation.

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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