Primary Instrument: Percussion
Gloria Parker Princess of the Marimba has spent a lifetime creating and performing music to the delight of people of all ages. A consumate entertainer and musician, Gloria fronted several bands including the all-girl band, Gloria Parker and the Starletts. Alphonse D'Artega wrote many of the bands musical arrangements and they played D'Artega's hit song In The Blue Of Evening. She has wowed thousands with her musicianship on the marimba, violin, vocally, and the musical glasses.
Gloria has authored hit songs, appeared in film, conducted for Judy Garland, played with the Hartford Symphony, and appeared with Lionel Hampton, who recorded many of her songs. She has also made several television appearances as a featured guest with Joe Franklin, Alan Combs, The Late Night Show with David Letterman, The Ed Sullivan Show, and Regis Philbin.
NY Blues and Jazz: A Women Who's Blue, music and lyrics by Gloria Parker. Clap Your Hands and Shake Your Blues Away, recorded by Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker. Frenzy, music and lyrics by Annabelle Day a Gloria Parker pen name and recorded by Una Mae Carlisle. Gone, music and lyrics by Annabelle Day a Gloria Parker pen name and recorded by Una Mae Carlisle. O'Lawdy Tell Me What To Do, music and lyrics by Gloria Parker.
Swing/Latin Music: Glorita recorded by Noro Morales on Columbia Records, music and lyrics by Gloria Parker. In And Out Mambo, recorded by Noro Morales, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker. Let's Mambo, recorded by Noro Morales & his piano, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker. Madonna of the Moonlight, tango by Gloria Parker and played by bandleaders Tito Puente and Xavier Cugat. Mambo Away, recorded by Noro Morales, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker. Marimba Merengue, composed and recorded by Gloria Parker and her merengue rhythms on Gloro Records, recorded by Noro Morales with Gloria Parker and her marimba on Columbia. Pepito And Carmencita, recorded Vincent Lopez on Columbia, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker. Push And Pull Mambo, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker. St. Louis Blues Mambo, music and lyrics by Gloria Parker and recorded by Noro Morales & his piano. Tango of Memories, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker. The Up and Down Mambo, lyrics and music by Gloria Parker, recorded by Noro Morales on Decca records.
A Toast To Christmas with the Singing Glasses
Musical Genius Concepts
Tracks: Deck The Halls ; Joy to the World ; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen ; Hark the Herald Angels Sing ; Jingle Bells ; It Came Upon A Midnight Clear ; March Of The Three Kings ; We Wish You A Merry Christmas ; O Come All Ye Faithful ; Oh Little Town of Bethlehem ; Silent Night .
Personnel: Gloria Parker: Musical Glasses.
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