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Sandi Shoemake: Sophisticated Lady

Like Barbara Morrison, Sandi Shoemake has been pounding the California pavement for decades without near enough recognition. Where, though, Morrison is all fire and heat, Shoemake is the quintessence of laidback, West Coast cool. She and husband Charlie, the venerable vibe master, wed in 1959 but spent the first decade-and-a-half of married life following divergent musical paths–she as a studio singer, backing Andy Williams, Doris Day, Bing Crosby and others on various TV series and specials, and as Nelson Riddle’s featured vocalist; he working with the likes of Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifrin and spending close to seven years with the George Shearing Quintet.

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