Our deepest condolences to Jonathan Granoff

I perceive immeasurable sorrow the death of your mother. She was a remarkable woman and an amazing singer, managing her own talent which conquer millions of people on the planet. I see the continuation of her life in deeds of his Son, of my friend Jonathan, who carries a high value as well as his mother so enthusiastically gave people her inimitable voice. Let it be a blessed land on which to rest her ashes!

With deepest condolences, Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov

Presidium of the WFSC

---

Kitty Kallen, Big Band Singer of "Besame Mucho", dies at 94

Kitty Kallen, her voice sweet and clear, welcomed the troops home from World War II, singing: “Kiss me once, then kiss me twice, then kiss me once again. It’s been a long, long time.” died this week at the of 94.   After singing with many of her era’s top bandleaders — Artie Shaw, Harry James, Jimmy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden — she outlasted their era In 1955, Ms. Kallen’s throat began to seize up, and she could not sing before a live audience. But she could still record, which convinced her that the problem was psychological, not physical. She went on to spend five “lost” years “in the clutches of psychoanalysts,” she told The American Weekly in 1960. One therapist urged divorce (she refused) and dragged her back through painful childhood memories of her mother’s death and of being called homely and nicknamed Monkey.

Full text on http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/arts/music/kitty-kallen-big-band-singer-of-besame-mucho-dies-at-94.html?_r=1