R.I.P. Blossom Dearie, posted February 10, 2009 at 06:40 PM
If you want to do yourself a favor, buy her first album for Verve--1957's Blossom Dearie. It's so dreamy and pure. I'm also particularly fond of her album Blossom Dearie Sings Comden and Green which features a wonderful rendition of "Lonely Town" from On The Town.
Blossom Dearie was 82 years old. She died where she lived and sang, in Manhattan.