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Teri Thornton


Jazz vocalist Teri Thornton was a popular of critics within the ’60s and following a 3 decade-long yr hiatus, returned to executing within the ’90s amid critical acclaim. She’s most widely known for performing “Someplace in the night time,” the theme of detective Television series The Nude Town, starring Paul Burke. Created in Detroit, Michigan, she started performing in regional jazz clubs within the ’50s. Shifting to NY in ’60s, she experienced performing on national advertisement jingles and documented for different record brands. On her behalf Devil May Treatment LP, the amazing lineup was trumpeter Clark Terry, guitarists Freddie Green and Sam Herman, sax players Earl Warren and Seldon Powell, trombonist Britt Woodman, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Jimmy Cobb and arranger Norman Simmons. To get more function, Thornton journeyed to LA. Returning to NY in 1983, the vocalist found steady function in jazz night clubs. Thorton also earned the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition within the Vocal category with her rendition of “I’M GOING TO BE NO PROBLEM FINDING” in 1998. That same yr, she was identified as having cancer. Winning your competition bolstered her profession leading to a fresh recording, I’M GOING TO BE NO PROBLEM FINDING after a lot more than three years. At age 65, Thornton passed away of problems from bladder cancers at Englewood Medical center in Englewood, NJ on, may 2, 2000.

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Full Name Teri Thornton
Died May 2, 2000, Englewood, New Jersey, United States
Profession Singer
Nationality American
Music Songs Where Are You Running?, Open Highway, I'll Be Easy to Find, Devil May Care, Blue Champagne, Somewhere in the Night, Goodbye Is a Lonesome Sound, Seems Like Old Times, Music, Maestro, Please, This Is All I Ask, You Don't Know, Born to Be Blue, My Old Flame, Detour Ahead, I Believe in You, The Song Is You, What's New?, Knee Deep, You've Got To Have Heart, Everytime I Think About You, The Day I Stop Lovin' You, Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, What's Your Story, Morning Glory, Salty Mama, Lullaby of the Leaves, Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin Soon For New York, Dancing in the Dark, Lonely One, Serenade In Blue, Stormy Weather, Clap Yo' Hands
Albums Devil May Care, I'll Be Easy to Find, Somewhere In The Night (1963), Teri Thornton Sings Open Highway (The Theme from "Route 66"), Lullaby of the Leaves. The Voice of Teri Thornton. Devil May Care / Somewhere in the Night

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