Geraldine Bey

Geraldine Bey de Haas (born 1935) is an American jazz singer and concert organizer.

Bey performed with the vocal trio Andy and the Bey Sisters with brother Andy Bey and sister Salome Bey in the 1960s. Then she married Eddie de Haas, with whom she settled in Chicago in 1968. In 1974, she created the Duke Ellington Celebration in Grant Park there, from which the Chicago Jazz Festival developed. She also organized other concerts and performance opportunities for young musicians and founded the jazz festival at the South Shore Cultural Center in 1981. Between 1959 and 1965, she was involved in seven recordings.

With de Haas, she has two children, Aisha and Darius, both singers; Darius has also performed on Broadway musicals.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1935

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89932 5/11/1956 Captain Johnson Andy and the Bey Sisters vocalist  
Decca 89933 5/11/1956 Pretty baby do Andy and the Bey Sisters vocalist  
Decca 89934 5/11/1956 Jumping to conclusions Andy and the Bey Sisters vocalist  
Decca 89935 5/11/1956 Dedicated to you Andy and the Bey Sisters vocalist  
Decca 101857 3/4/1957 My personal possession Andy and the Bey Sisters ; Andy Bey vocalist  
Decca 101858 3/4/1957 The meaning of the blues Andy and the Bey Sisters ; Andy Bey vocalist  
Decca 101859 3/4/1957 What will my future be Andy and the Bey Sisters ; Andy Bey vocalist  
Decca 101860 3/4/1957 My secret secret Andy and the Bey Sisters ; Andy Bey vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bey, Geraldine," accessed January 24, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116017.

Bey, Geraldine. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 24, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116017.

"Bey, Geraldine." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 24 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116017

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