Fri, December 29, 2017
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2017-12-29 8:00 pm
Miss Rene Bailey "the Good Old Songs" Cd Release! at The Falcon
Rhythm & blues, jazz, and gospel recording artist, Rene Bailey uses her vocal clarity to sell the blues with genuine feeling. Combining gospel, jazz, and rhythm & blues, she has performed with notable artists such as Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Dave Brubeck, Ruth Brown, Paul Anka, and Sam Cooke, among others. For many years, Bailey has become known and beloved as the front woman for the six-piece traditional Dixieland swing ensemble, The Saints of Swing.
Rene began singing gospel as a young girl in her Georgia church. Moving north to Connecticut, she sang across the New York City scene. The transition from gospel to nightclub work came naturally, and Rene became the featured vocalist at the legendary Peg Leg Bates Country Club in Kerhonkson, NY for two decades.
Miss Bailey was known as "LADY SUNSHINE", during her tenure as Music Director of the Samsonville United Methodist Church, in the Catskill Mountain hamlet of Olivebridge, NY. In church it's called 'shouting' - the gospel dance. They get up and shout and shout and shout. In a nightclub when Rene Bailey sings and "it" hits, you holler, 'Yes, indeed!'.
The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9w