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Sunday, July 28, 2013

R.I.P. Rita Reys

Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys died earlier today (July 28) aged 88. Known as Europe's First Lady of Jazz., Rita Reys continued performing almost to the end.
Listen to her 1963 version of After You've Gone with the Dutch Swing College Band.
Sadly missed.
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