Alice Babs (Hildur Alice Nilson)
BiographyKalmar, Kalmar län, Sweden
Her parents sang and played in amateur theatre. Growing up, she sang with her mother. Her father took her to Stockholm when she was 13 and got an offer to sing at a nightclub but had to reject the offer. But on the train back home she met a voice coach who promised to give her singing lessons. The lessons couldn't destroy her natural talent and she She got more and more attention and in 1939 she sang at nightclubs like Berns or China and got a record contract. Read more... Charlie Norman, Putte Wickman and Arne Domnérus. Together with Svend Asmussen and Ulrik Neumann she formed the group SweDanes who even went on tour to the U.S. In the 1960s she performed together with Duke Ellington. After having been retired for 18 years she released a new album in 1998.