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Norma Teagarden

Norma Louise Teagarden (April 28, 1911 – June 6, 1996) was an American jazz pianist.

She was born in Vernon, Texas, United States, into a musical family that consisted of her mother Helen, who played ragtime piano and taught; her brothers Charlie, a trumpeter, Clois, a drummer, and Jack, a trombonist. She performed with her brother Jack during the 1940s and 1950s.

She performed on piano and violin during the early part of her career, which began in Oklahoma City. In the 1920s, she moved to New Mexico and worked in territory bands, returned to Oklahoma City in the 1930s, and then moved to California in the 1940s. She toured with her brother Jack from 1944–1947 and from 1952–1955.

Outside the Teagarden family, she worked with Ben Pollack, Matty Matlock, and Ray Bauduc. She eventually settled in San Francisco, where she often performed on solo piano, or with bandleader Turk Murphy.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 28, 1911 (Vernon), Died June 5, 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 85474 11/4/1953 I gotta right to sing the blues Jack Teagarden Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 85475 11/4/1953 I'm gonna stomp Mr. Henry Lee Jack Teagarden Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 85476 11/4/1953 Love me Jack Teagarden Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 85477 11/4/1953 Body and soul Jack Teagarden Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Teagarden, Norma," accessed April 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346433.

Teagarden, Norma. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346433.

"Teagarden, Norma." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 20 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/346433

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