Georgia Lee, 1949

Black and white image of 50s jazz and blues singer Georgia Lee pictured with unknown guitarist
Title:
Georgia Lee, 1949
Year:
1949
Courtesy:
Karl Neuenfeldt
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Georgia Lee, born Dulcie Pitt, became an identity in the jazz and blues clubs of Sydney and Melbourne in the 1950s where she performed with well-known bands including the Graeme Bell Jazz Band. Originally from the Torres Strait, Georgia Lee’s style was influenced by the influx of American troops in the region during the Second World War when she packed parachutes by day and sang at jazz clubs by night. After making her mark overseas,Georgia Lee returned to Australia and toured with American jazz legend Nat King Cole in 1957.