The Lifelong Journey Of Jackie & Roy

One of the longest-lasting professional -- and personal -- collaborations in music was the one enjoyed by the jazz duo of Jackie & Roy. It began in the late 1940s, when singer Jackie Cain and singer/pianist Roy Kral first met up and began what would be well over a half-century as a couple, along the way … Continue reading The Lifelong Journey Of Jackie & Roy

A Voice Stilled Too Soon – Irene Kral

Music history is filled with stories of performers who died much too young. And it seems especially cruel when it happens to one of the many female vocalists who early in their careers took time off to raise families. But in spite of all that, when Irene Kral died in 1978 at just age 46 … Continue reading A Voice Stilled Too Soon – Irene Kral