Norman Karyl

George Francis Peduzzi (June 13, 1897 – July 23, 1947), known professionally as Karyl Norman, was an American female impersonator who was popular in vaudeville, nightclubs and on Broadway in the 1920s.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 13th, 1897, Died July 23rd, 1947

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: baritone vocal, lyricist

Notes: A female impersonator. Sang in the "baritone, also soprano" ranges, according to Victor ledgers, and was known as the "Creole fashion plate." Real name was George Paduzzi. A female impersonator. Sings in the "baritone, also soprano" ranges, according to Victor ledgers, and was known as the "Creole Fashion Plate." Real name is George Paduzzi.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Trial 1922-01-07-01] 10-in. 1/7/1922 Weep no more my Mammy Norman Karyl Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1922-01-07-02 10-in. 1/7/1922 Hello prosperity Norman Karyl Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor [Trial 1922-05-23-02] 10-in. 5/23/1922 Nobody lied when they said I cried about you Norman Karyl Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal, lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1922-05-23-03] 10-in. 5/23/1922 Indiana Norman Karyl Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, baritone vocal  
Columbia 80376 10-in. 6/7/1922 Nobody lied (when they said that I cried over you) Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia 80561 10-in. 9/19/1922 I'm through (Shedding tears over you) Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Columbia W149550 10-in. 12/6/1929 I'm through (Shedding tears over you) Lillian Glinn Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with tuba, banjo, and piano lyricist  
Brunswick 8320-8322 10-in. approximately June 1922 Nobody lied Margaret Young Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Norman, Karyl," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111965.

Norman, Karyl. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111965.

"Norman, Karyl." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111965

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