Carla Ruth White (September 15, 1951 - May 9, 2007) was an American jazz vocalist who was best known for providing the vocals for "Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday", the end theme of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

White was born in Oakland, California but raised in Bellport, New York, where she studied jazz dance. While in high school, she took up acting and singing. White then studied at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London from 1969 to 1971. Afterwards, White traveled for some time before she studied under Lennie Tristano and Warne Marsh. Late in the 1970s, she began working with trumpeter Manny Duran, and the two together co-led a band which recorded for Stash Records.[1]

On May 9, 2007, White died peacefully at her home in New York after a long battle with cancer.[2]


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