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Mavis Rivers: Farewell Samoa, 1950 (, July 2017) — ARTICLE and AUDIO

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"Because her career as singer was mostly in the United States – where Sinatra apparently called her the purest voice in jazz – Mavis Rivers was for many decades after 1953, when she made the first move from Auckland, more respected in New Zealand than actually heard..."

Includes audio of Mavis Rivers' 1950 performance of Farewell Samoa.

Read the full article and listen to the audio here