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Pop - Jazz Singer Jeri Southern birthday August 5

Genevieve Lillian Hering, known by her stage name Jeri Southern, (August 5, 1926 - August 4, 1991) was an American jazz pianist and singer. She signed with Decca Records in 1951 and became known both for pop and jazz. The 1950s saw her at the height of her career. In 1955 her recording of "An Occasional Man", reached #89 in the Billboard pop chart. In that decade she sang in a few films and in 1957 she had a Top 30 hit with "Fire Down Below." The track peaked at #22 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1957. After her switch to Capitol Records she had success doing interpretations of Cole Porter with Billy May arranging some of the more humorous examples.

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You Better Go Now / When Your Heart's on Fire [ORIGINAL RECORDINGS REMASTERED]Very Thought of You: Decca Recordings 1951-57Romance in the DarkSouthern Breeze / Coffee, Cigarettes & MemoriesYou Better Go Now (As Recorded By Jeri Southern, Sheet Music for Voice and Piano Key Of F)When I Fall in Love