Pearl Bailey was a singer, vaudevillian, and a Tony and Emmy winning actress. Her music is a blend of jazz and Broadway melodrama.
It's not so much the quality of her voice that stands out, though she does have some pipes, but it's the candor and uninhibited nature of her vocals that really makes Pearl Bailey's music special.
If you only have time to listen to three songs, try "It's a Woman's Prerogative," "That's Good Enough For Me," and "Baby, It's Cold Outside." If you want a fourth, try her only hit, "Takes Two To Tango."