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Birth name  Theodora King
Role  Vocalist
Name  Teddi King

Years active  1949 — 1977
Instruments  Vocals
Genres  Traditional pop music
Died  November 18, 1977, New York, United States
Albums  Now In Vogue, All the Kings' Songs
Record labels  RCA Records, Coral Records
Similar People  Morgana King, Bob Brookmeyer, Milt Hinton, Billy Taylor, Osie Johnson

Teddi king the way you look tonight 1956

Teddi King (September 18, 1929 – November 18, 1977) was an American jazz and pop vocalist. Born Theodora King in Boston, Massachusetts on September 18, 1929, she won a singing competition hosted by Dinah Shore at Boston's Tributary Theatre, later beginning work in a touring revue involved with "cheering up the military in the lull between the Second World War and the Korean conflict." Improving her vocal and piano technique during this time, she first recorded with Nat Pierce in 1949, later recording with the Beryl Booker trio and with several other small groups from 1954–1955 (recordings which were available on three albums for Storyville). She then toured with George Shearing for two years beginning in the summer of 1952, and for a time was managed by the famed George Wein. King later began performing for a time in Las Vegas.


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Ultimately signing with RCA, she recorded three albums for the label, beginning with 1956's Bidin' My Time. She also had some minor chart success with the singles "Mr. Wonderful" (which made the Top 20 in 1956), "Married I Can Always Get" and "Say It Isn't So" (both of which made the Hot 100 from 1957–1958). Her critically praised 1959 album All the Kings' Songs found her interpreting the signature songs of contemporary male singers like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole (the "kings" of the title). In the 1960s, she opened the Playboy Club, where she often performed. After developing lupus, she managed to make a brief comeback with a 1977 album featuring Dave McKenna, and with two more albums recorded for Audiophile released posthumously. She would die of the disease on November 18, 1977. King's style, influenced by Lee Wiley, Mildred Bailey and Mabel Mercer, has won her a small but devoted cult following.

Teddi King Lyrics Married I Can Always Get by Teddi King

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Teddi King In the Beginning 19491954 Teddi King Songs Reviews
  • Storyville Presents Teddi King (1954, Storyville)
  • Now in Vogue (1955, Storyville)
  • Bidin' My Time (1956, RCA)
  • A Girl and Her Songs (1957, RCA)
  • To You From Teddi King (1957, RCA)
  • All the King's Songs (1959, Coral)
  • Lovers and Losers (1976, Audiophile)
  • This is New (1977, Inner City)
  • Someone to Light Up Your Life (1979, Audiophile)
  • In the Beginning, 1949–1954 (2000 compilation, Baldwin Street Music)
  • 'Round Midnight (2008, Flare)

  • Teddi King Teddi King Biography Albums Streaming Links AllMusic
    Teddi King Teddi King The Storyville Sessions 19541955 2 LPs on 1 CD
    Teddi King TEDDI KING Four Classic Albums Plus
    Teddi King Teddi King Here I Come YouTube


    Teddi King Wikipedia

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