A new recording in 2012 by Frances White.(85 years young). "Chickie" is her stage name. She was born in 1926. Being of Japenese ancestery,
her family was evacuated from the west coast , When she was 15, following the outbreak of WWII .
she began her singing career in the internment camps in Washington state and then Idaho.
As a way to express her heart, She began to sing with the Koichi Hayashi 13 piece band.
After the war she lived in Los Angeles and sang with the Tets Bessho big band and the Jim Araki quartet.
Her great love and respect for the music of the 40,s was imbedded in her memory.
She marrried in 1956 and her music was put on hold to raise a family. To Chickie music is the universal language.
After 60 years she has returned to the Studio to record her latest Cd "Chickie" featuring music standards.
Her musical talents are evident today as in the past. Creative phrasing and swing are her attributes.
She is living proof that age has no boundaries and that music is a thread of the tapestry of Life.
All Americans are the fabric of this great country we call the United States. "Chickie" is a Japenese American who has
Understood that music is the vehicle for communication .
Please enjoy her wonderful selections on this new CD Project. " Chickie"