Ernestine Anderson


Ernestine Anderson (November 11, 1928 - March 10, 2016) was a highly acclaimed and veteran jazz and blues singer who became famous beginning in the mid 1940s. Often compared to such jazz greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holiday, she made a splash on the Pop/Rock charts in 1961 with her clear and expressive rendition of the Brook Benton/Jimmy T. Williams-penned "A Lover's Question."

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • A Lover's Question (1961)

Pop charts debut year: 1961

Years active: ca. mid 1940s - 2000s

Genres: Jazz, blues

Labels: Mercury, Concord Jazz, Qwest Records


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