Ernestine Anderson discusses taking a break from music.
Ernestine Anderson discusses her singing style over time.
Ernestine Anderson discusses being a jazz singer.
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Q: “You were out of action for a while?”
A: “Right for about, oh, I'd say seven years or something like that. Well, out of action in the States more or less because I moved to Europe and lived in London for two years, so it was kind of, you know, no action over here in North America, and so actually it was about five years, I guess, let's say, altogether that I was totally not working. But I stopped working because I had just reached the point where I didn't enjoy it anymore. And so I had to quit. I had to get away from it to find out that that was really what I wanted to do.”