Nancy Norman

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Little Nancy Norman made her mark on the Big Band Era as a vocalist for Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra.  At the age of 16 years old, she entered a "Who Wants to Sing With the Band" contest that held by Kaye. Sources say that Kaye was so impressed with Norman that he immediately signed her on as one of his female vocalists in his band.

In 1942, Norman became Kaye's leading female singer and would "Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye" until 1945.  These were some of the band's most popular years and you can hear Nancy Norman's vocals featured on the Kaye hits "Chickery Chick", "There Will Never Be Another You" and "There Goes That Song Again" just to name a few.

Additional Notes:
Her nickname, Little Nancy Norman, was due to the fact that she was just 4'11' and weighed barely 100 pounds.  Also, she is still alive today (97 years young) living in Beverly Hills, California.  Nancy, if you ever read this, thank you for the great music.

Listen to: "I’m Beginning To See The Light" by Sammy Kaye featuring Nancy Norman

You can hear the beautiful voice of Nancy Norman right here on Swing City Radio.

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