Thelma Carpenter

Thelma Carpenter (January 15, 1922 – May 14, 1997) was an American jazz singer and actress, best known as "Miss One", the Good Witch of the North in the movie The Wiz. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Fred and Mary Carpenter and attended Girls' Commercial High School, where Susan Hayward was a few years ahead.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 15th, 1922 (Brooklyn), Died May 14th, 1997 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1960 - 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 109869 11/25/1960 Yes, I'm lonesome tonight Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 109870 11/25/1960 [Unknown title(s)] Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 109871 11/25/1960 Gimme a little kiss Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 110162 2/10/1961 I'll string along with you Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 110163 2/10/1961 A teen age prayer Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 110164 2/10/1961 My heart feels it too Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 110602 5/19/1961 Don't worry 'bout me Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 110603 5/19/1961 My imagination Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 110604 5/19/1961 Heartaches Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 110605 5/19/1961 I ought to know Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 111038 8/31/1961 Back street Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 112380 6/29/1962 Laughing is a funny way to cry Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 112381 6/29/1962 The end of the line Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113065 2/5/1963 If I had you Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113066 2/5/1963 These foolish things Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113067 2/5/1963 After you've gone Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113068 2/5/1963 All alone Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113069 2/6/1963 Unforgettable Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113070 2/6/1963 When day is done Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113071 2/6/1963 I'll be seeing you Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113072 2/7/1963 Oh, how I miss you tonight Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113073 2/7/1963 Miss you Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113074 2/7/1963 Just one more chance Thelma Carpenter vocalist  
Decca 113075 2/7/1963 I get along without you very well Thelma Carpenter vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carpenter, Thelma," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201575.

Carpenter, Thelma. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201575.

"Carpenter, Thelma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201575

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