Thelma Terry (born Thelma Combes, September 30, 1901 – May 30, 1966) was an American bandleader and bassist during the 1920s and 1930s. She led Thelma Terry and Her Playboys and was the first American woman to lead a notable jazz orchestra as an instrumentalist.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 30th, 1901 (Bangor), Died May 30th, 1966 (Michigan)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W145852||10-in.||3/29/1928||Mama's gone, good bye||Playboys ; Thelma Terry||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W145853||10-in.||3/29/1928||Lady of Havana||Playboys ; Thelma Terry||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W145854||10-in.||3/29/1928||The voice of the Southland (Keeps callin' me home)||Playboys ; Thelma Terry||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W145855||10-in.||3/29/1928||Starlight and tulips||Playboys ; Thelma Terry||Jazz/dance band||leader|
|Columbia||W146961||10-in.||9/7/1928||When sweet Susie goes steppin' by||Playboys ; Thelma Terry||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
|Columbia||W146962||10-in.||9/7/1928||Dusky stevedore||Joe Davis ; Playboys ; Thelma Terry||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Terry, Thelma," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115991.
Terry, Thelma. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115991.
"Terry, Thelma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.
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