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Anne Bushnell

From: Dublin

Active: 1939-2011

Style: Pop / Jazz


Anne Bushnell was considered the preeminent Irish jazz singer of her generation (she was awarded the freedom of the city of New Orleans in the 80s) but she never got it down on wax.

Her 1977 album consists of pop and contemporary standards with one very good soul/funk track.

She was born into a showbiz family and was singing in ceili bands, appearing in stage musicals and performing with the RTE Light Orchestra by the early Sixties. By the 70s she was appearing on RTE Television regularly, performing in cabaret, singing with the Jim Doherty Band (jazz) and making landmark appearances in stage shows based around the songs of Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf. She was also an in demand session musician and recorded with Family Pride.


• Wondering Where You Are / Sunny
7" - Release Records - RL 503 - IRL - 1968

• Fall In With The Band / Why Don't They Understand
7" - Rex Records - R 11088 - IRL - 12/1973
Entered the Irish charts on 10 January 1974 for a 3 week run, peaking at #14.

• Old Folks / Marieke
7" - Rex Records - R 11100 - IRL - 1974

• Are You Ready
LP - CBS Records - 82313 - IRL - 1977

Notes: Arranged by Jerry Hughes, produced by Tony Dirizziano.

• Christmastime In Ireland / Silent Night
7" - Plamas Records - PMS 001 - IRL - 1978
Entered the Irish charts on 1 January 1979 for 1 week, peaking at #25.


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Last update: 28 May 2014.

See Also: Family Pride

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