All About Jazz

Home » Search Center » Results: Eddie Fisher

Results for "Eddie Fisher"

Advanced search options

Musician

Eddie Fisher

Born:

American singer and entertainer, who was one of the world's most famous and successful singers in the 1950s, selling millions of records and having his own TV show.

Young crooner, protege of Eddie Cantor; got first wide exposure as frequent guest performer on Cantor's early-50's TV broadcasts. Later responsible for million-selling records during the 50's, including "Any Time" (his signature song), "O My Papa!" and many others. He was married to Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, and Connie Stevens. His divorce from his first wife, Debbie Reynolds, to marry his best friend's widow, Elizabeth Taylor, garnered scandalously unwelcome publicity at the time. Fisher was crooning with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura in 1946 and was heard in 1949 by Eddie Cantor at Grossinger's Resort in the Borscht Belt

1

Article: Radio

Moaning, Whistling, Sighing and Other Jazz Sounds

Read "Moaning, Whistling, Sighing and Other Jazz Sounds" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Jazz--the quintessential open door genre--has a capacity to beautifully integrate all kinds of sources. From music from faraway places to compositions written and instruments used for completely different genres. When it comes to the human voice, jazz has shown an uncanny openness to its endless possibilities finding a musical role for all sorts of non verbal ...

10

Article: Catching Up With

Onaje Allan Gumbs: Dare To Dream

Read "Onaje Allan Gumbs: Dare To Dream" reviewed by La-Faithia White


Onaje Allan Gumbs is a New York based pianist, composer, lyricist, and bandleader. Gumbs' professional career began in 1971 when Leroy Kirkland introduced him to Kenny Burrell, by sharing a demo tape. The next day Gumbs received a phone call to play with Burrell at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in Detroit. Onaje, (Gumbs) talks about the beginnings ...

News: Video / DVD

Who Was Eddie Fisher?

Who Was Eddie Fisher?

With the stunning deaths this week of Carrie Fisher on Dec. 27 and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, the following day, the media has been awash in articles on Star Wars, cocaine abuse, extra-marital affairs on the set of Star Wars, depression, Singin' in the Rain, Tammy and the Bachelor, drinking, Elizabeth Taylor and whether a mother ...

28

News: Radio

STLJN Audio Archive: Eddie Fisher - The Promise

STLJN Audio Archive: Eddie Fisher - The Promise

Today's Audio Archive post revisits a rare session from guitarist Eddie Fisher, the guitarist and East St. Louis native who's best known for the jazz/funk albums The Next One Hundred Years and The Third Cup. Fisher, who died in 2007, never really achieved major stardom, but has become something a cult figure over the past ten ...

275

News: Award / Grant

The Man Who Created the Word "Grammy" and Other Idle Gossip

The Man Who Created the Word "Grammy" and Other Idle Gossip

According to the Grammy Awards website, the music industry's highest honor got its name from a nationwide “name the award" contest back in 1959. Not so according to Grammy-, Emmy- and Clio-winning writer-comedian Stan Freberg, who recently toured the Grammy Museum and emerged incensed. He says the honor's origins (and his role in them) have been ...

Album

Song Of The Dreamer

Label: Repertoire Records
Released: 2008

Album

The Best Of Eddie Fisher

Label: Repertoire Records
Released: 1975

Album

Eddie Fisher's Greatest Hits

Label: Repertoire Records
Released: 1962


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Sunnyside Records.
Publisher's Desk
Support All About Jazz and our passion to build.
Read on.

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.