Teddi King

Real Name:
Theodora King
Profile:
Teddi King (September 18, 1929 – November 18, 1977) was an American jazz and pop vocalist. Born Theodora King in Boston, Massachusetts on September 18, 1929, she won a singing competition hosted by Dinah Shore at Boston's Tributary Theatre, later beginning work in a touring revue involved with "cheering up the military in the lull between the Second World War and the Korean conflict. Improving her vocal and piano technique during this time, she first recorded with Nat Pierce in 1949, later recording with the Beryl Booker trio and with several other small groups from 1954-1955 (recordings which were available on three albums for Storyville). She then toured with George Shearing for two years beginning in the summer of 1952, and for a time was managed by the famed George Wein. King later began performing for a time in Las Vegas.

Ultimately signing with RCA, she recorded three albums for the label, beginning with 1956's Bidin' My Time. She also had some minor chart success with the singles "Mr. Wonderful" (which made the Top 20 in 1956), "Married I Can Always Get" and "Say It Isn't So" (both of which made the Hot 100 from 1957–1958). Her critically praised 1959 album All the Kings' Songs found her interpreting the signature songs of contemporary male singers like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole (the "kings" of the title). In the 1960s, she opened the Playboy Club, where she often performed. After developing lupus, she managed to make a brief comeback with a 1977 album featuring Dave McKenna, and with two more albums recorded for Audiophile released posthumously. She eventually died of the disease on November 18, 1977. King's style, influenced by Lee Wiley, Mildred Bailey and Mabel Mercer, has won her a small but devoted cult following.
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Albums

STLP 302 Teddi King - 'Round Midnight album art Teddi King, Beryl Booker Teddi King, Beryl Booker - 'Round Midnight (Album) Storyville (3) STLP 302 US 1953 Sell This Version
LP 314 Teddi King - Storyville Presents Miss Teddi King album art Teddi King Storyville Presents Miss Teddi King (Album, EP) Storyville (3) LP 314 US 1954 Sell This Version
VA.160109 Teddi King - Now In Vogue album art Teddi King Now In Vogue (Album) Storyville (3) VA.160109 UK 1955 Sell This Version
LPM-1313 Teddi King - To You From Teddi King album art Teddi King With George Siravo And His Orchestra Teddi King With George Siravo And His Orchestra - To You From Teddi King (Album) RCA Victor LPM-1313 US 1956 Sell This Version
LPM-1147 Teddi King - Bidin' My Time album art Teddi King Bidin' My Time (Album) RCA Victor LPM-1147 Canada 1956 Sell This Version
LPM-1454 Teddi King - A Girl and Her Songs album art Teddi King A Girl and Her Songs (Album) RCA Victor LPM-1454 US 1957 Sell This Version
CRL 757278 Teddi King - All The Kings' Songs album art Teddi King All The Kings' Songs (Album) Coral CRL 757278 US 1959 Sell This Version
HAL 118 Teddi King - Marian Remembers Teddi album art Marian McPartland, Teddi King Marian McPartland, Teddi King - Marian Remembers Teddi (Album) Halcyon Records HAL 118 US 1974 Sell This Version
AP 117 Teddi King - Lovers & Losers album art Teddi King Lovers & Losers (Album) Audiophile (2) AP 117 US 1976 Sell This Version
ZM-1005 Teddi King - 1948 -1950  album art Nat Pierce Orchestra* Featuring Charlie Mariano, Ralph Burns, Teddi King Nat Pierce Orchestra* Featuring Charlie Mariano, Ralph Burns, Teddi King - 1948 -1950 (LP, Album) Zim Records ZM-1005 US 1977 Sell This Version
IC 1044 Teddi King - ...This Is New album art Teddi King / Dave McKenna Teddi King / Dave McKenna - ...This Is New (Album) Inner City Records IC 1044 US 1978 Sell This Version
AP-150 Teddi King - Someone To Light Up Your Life album art Teddi King Someone To Light Up Your Life (Album) Audiophile (2) AP-150 US 1979 Sell This Version
POJJ-1580 Teddi King - Cool Canaries album art The George Shearing Quintet, Billy Eckstine, Teddi King, The Ray Charles Singers The George Shearing Quintet, Billy Eckstine, Teddi King, The Ray Charles Singers - Cool Canaries(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Verve Records, MGM Records POJJ-1580 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
BJH 307 Teddi King - In The Beginning (1949-1954) album art Teddi King In The Beginning (1949-1954)(CD, Album) Baldwin Street Music BJH 307 Canada 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

9-61350 Teddi King In The Year You've Been Gone / The Dragon(7") Coral 9-61350 US 1955 Sell This Version
47-6660 Teddi King - Traveling Down A Lonely Road album art Teddi King Traveling Down A Lonely Road (Single) RCA Victor 47-6660 US 1956 Sell This Version
47-6575 Teddi King - I Can Honestly Say It's A Lie album art Teddi King I Can Honestly Say It's A Lie (Single) RCA Victor 47-6575 US 1956 Sell This Version
10312 Teddi King - Say It Isn't So album art Teddi King Say It Isn't So (Single) RCA Victor 10312 Australia 1952 Sell This Version
47-6392 Teddi King - Mr. Wonderful / Are You Slipping Through My Fingers album art Teddi King Mr. Wonderful / Are You Slipping Through My Fingers RCA Victor 47-6392 US 1956 Sell This Version
EPC 1313-2 Teddi King With George Siravo And His Orchestra Teddi King With George Siravo And His Orchestra - To You From Teddi King(7", EP) RCA EPC 1313-2 Germany 1956 Sell This Version
9-61578 Teddi King - I'll Never Be The Same / My Funny Little Lover album art Teddi King I'll Never Be The Same / My Funny Little Lover(7", Single, Promo) Coral 9-61578 US 1956 Sell This Version
DJ-64, 47-6812, 47-6809 Teddi King - Untitled album art The Four Lovers / Teddi King The Four Lovers / Teddi King - Untitled(7", EP, Promo) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor DJ-64, 47-6812, 47-6809 US 1956 Sell This Version
47-7026 Teddi King - I Was A Child Till Tonight / Then It Starts Again album art Teddi King I Was A Child Till Tonight / Then It Starts Again RCA Victor 47-7026 US 1957 Sell This Version
MGM-EP-567 Teddi King - Teddi King With The George Shearing Quintet album art Teddi King With The George Shearing Quintet Teddi King With The George Shearing Quintet - Teddi King With The George Shearing Quintet (EP) MGM Records MGM-EP-567 UK 1957 Sell This Version
47-7074 Teddi King - Every Woman / A Lot In Common album art Teddi King With Hugo Winterhalter And His Orch.* Teddi King With Hugo Winterhalter And His Orch.* - Every Woman / A Lot In Common (Single) RCA Victor 47-7074 US 1957 Sell This Version