Ella Mae Morse

Ella Mae Morse

Popular Music Singer
Born Sep 12, 1924

Ella Mae Morse, was an American popular singer. Morse blended jazz, country, pop, and R&B.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ella Mae Morse.


1924 Birth Born on September 12, 1924.


1942 17 Years Old In 1942, at the age of 17, she joined Freddie Slack's band, with whom in the same year she recorded "Cow Cow Boogie", the first gold record by Capitol Records. "Mr. Five by Five" was also recorded by Morse with Slack, and they had a hit recording with the song in 1942 (Capitol 115). … Read More
1943 18 Years Old In 1943, Morse began to record solo. … Read More


1946 21 Years Old In 1946, "House of Blue Lights" by Freddie Slack and Morse, (written by Slack and Don Raye) saw them perform what was one of many of Raye's songs picked up by black R&B artists.
1952 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Her biggest solo success was "Blacksmith Blues" in 1952, which sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. … Read More


1957 32 Years Old Morse ceased recording in 1957, but continued performing until the early 1990s at such clubs as Michael's Pub in New York, Ye Little Club in Beverly Hills, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Cinegrill and the Vine St. Bar and Grill. … Read More


1984 59 Years Old Her music career was profiled in Nick Tosches' 1984 book, The Unsung Heroes of Rock 'N' Roll: The Birth of Rock in the Wild Years Before Elvis. … Read More


1999 75 Years Old In 1999 Morse died of respiratory failure in Bullhead City, Arizona, aged 75. … Read More
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