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.