Imogene Lynn (Imogene Lucille Jobe)

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Trenton, Missouri, USA
One of the sweetest-sounding thrushes of the swing era, as well as one of the prettiest, Imogene Lynn began her performing career in 1940 with Emerson Gill's Bamboo Gardens Orchestra in Cleveland. After two years and including other stints with society bands, she joined the drummer Ray McKinley as featured vocalist and became the first wife of one of the band's key sidemen, the saxophonist and clarinettist Mahlon Clark. Read more...