Mavis Chloe Rivers: Singer (1929 - 1992) | Biography
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Mavis Chloe Rivers

Mavis Chloe Rivers

Mavis Chloe Rivers
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Intro Singer
Was Singer
From Samoa New Zealand
Field Music
Gender female
Birth 19 May 1929, Apia, Samoa
Death 1992, Los Angeles, USA (aged 62 years)
Star sign Taurus
The details (from wikipedia)


Mavis Chloe Rivers (19 May 1929 – 29 May 1992) was a Samoan and New Zealand jazz singer. She was born in Apia, Samoa in 1929, as one of thirteen children to a musical family.

In 1955 she moved to the United States. She married Glicerio Reyes "David" Catingub, a Filipino singer and bass player, in that year, and they had two sons, Matt, a musician and arranger, and Reynaldo. She died in 1992 due to a stroke after a concert in Los Angeles.

She was a nominee for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1960.


  • Take a Number (Capitol, 1959)
  • The Simple Life (Capitol, 1960)
  • Hooray for Love (Capitol, 1960)
  • Swing Along with Mavis (Reprise, 1961)
  • Mavis (Reprise, 1961)
  • Mavis Meets Shorty with Shorty Rogers (Reprise, 1963)
  • We Remember Mildred Bailey with Red Norvo (Vee Jay, 1965)
  • It's a Good Day (Delos, 1984)

As guest

With Matt Catingub

  • My Mommy and Me (Sea Breeze, 1983)
  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band (Reference, 1984)
  • High Tech Big Band (Sea Breeze, 1985)
  • I'm Getting Cement All Over You (Ewe) (Sea Breeze, 1991)

With others

  • Alfred Newman, Ken Darby, Ports of Paradise (Capitol, 1960)
  • Red Norvo, The Red Norvo Quintet (Studio West, 1990)
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