Teddy Grace

The majority of Teddy Grace’s recordings, which were a great singer but whose career was cut short by tragedy, have been reissued on Timeless CDs. In 1931, she became a professional singer. She sang on the South’s radio stations, Al Katz (1933), Tommy Christian (1934), Mal Hallett (1934-1937), and Mal Hallett (1937-1937). She recorded for Decca between 1937 and 1940, with such sidemen like Bobby Hackett and Jack Teagarden, Charlie Shavers and Buster Bailey. Grace quit the music industry in 1940 after becoming disillusioned with it. After straining herself singing at a hectic schedule of bond rallies, shows and concerts, Grace joined the WACs in World War II. Although Teddy Grace eventually had her speaking voice restored, it was in a weaker form. She couldn’t sing again and lived a normal life. Allmusic

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