Jazz Singer Dakota Staton Dies at 76

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The jazz vocalist Dakota Staton passed away this week at the age of 76. Staton received critical acclaim for more than two-dozen albums. She was best known for her 1957 hit song "The Late, Late Show."

While she never earned the same fame as Dinah Washington or Nancy Wilson, Staton told The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1996 that she had no complaints with her career, saying it didn't matter that she is sometimes overlooked by those who cite the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae as the greatest of female jazz singers.



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