Thelma Carpenter

Thelma Carpenter

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This vocalist and performer enjoyed a long and rich career, and might be the only American singer who can boast to have been backed up by both the Count Basie Orchestra and the Munchkins. She mastered what is sometimes the hardest challenge for a performer, how to grow old gracefully. She spoke in interviews of having performed at the age of seven, although not a great deal of information is available on her background. Talent scout and record producer John Hammond picked up on ... Read more

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