If you are a fan of vocalists run, don't walk, to the music of jazz singer Mary Stallings. Always sophisticated, she marries the cool feel of Carmen McRae with the blues heat of Nancy Wilson. Even with pushes from Cal Tjader and Billy Eckstine, Stallings had a hard time getting recognition beyond her San Francisco home and she was barely recorded during the 1960s and '70s. Luckily, her talents and determination endured and she is now part of the Concord Jazz roster. Her albums on that label are a must, featuring a perfect mix of standards and lesser-known tunes. Finally, after decades, Stallings' talent and hard work are beginning to pay off, and her live dates and album sales are now better than they've ever been. Stallings' daughter is Adriana Evans, a sultry Neo-Soul singer who continues the family tradition by singing better than current chart toppers.