Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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KING, Morgana

(b 4 June '30, Pleasantville, NY) Jazz-based pop singer who emerged as one of the guardians of the best American popular songs. Worked NYC clubs '56--60; albums incl. For You, For Me, Forever More '56 on Mercury (originally Sings For You on EmArcy); other albums on Camden '59, UA '61--2, I Know How It Feels '68 on Verve; A Taste Of Honey '64 on Mainstream charted as did New Beginnings '73 on Paramount. She made films The Godfather '71, Godfather II '74. On Muse with good combos: Stretchin' Out '77, Everything Must Change '78, Higher Ground '79, Looking Through The Eyes Of Love '81 (added Composers String Quartet), Higher Ground '79, Portraits '83, Simply Eloquent '86, Another Time, Another Space '87, This Is Always '92.