|Teresa, almost 50 years ago, my parents were married in Las Vegas. On the night of their wedding, they went to see YOU perform and rave to this day about your beautiful voice.
|I found your website and just wanted to say ‘hi’ and to let you know I have been an admirer of yours for years. I still think you are one of the GREATEST! Nowadays they just don’t make music as they did in our day. You sure could knock ’em dead. Oh, what a powerful punch you could give a song! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful voice.
|My dad was a huge fan of yours (he passed away about 3 years ago). He was such a huge fan that he named me after you!! As the family story goes when my parents were expecting my older brother my dad refused to come up with a boy's name because he was so sure the baby would be a girl and he wanted to name her Teresa. When my brother was born my parents had to come up with a name for him. When my mom became pregnant with me the same thing happened, no boy's name, only Teresa for a girl. I was the only girl out of 5 children. I grew up listening to your music and still listen to it today. My dad and I were very close and I have always felt like my name was a special gift he gave me. He loved you and your music and he admired you enough to name me after you. Thanks for listening!
|Listening to your LP At Christmas Time - Hearing you singing Christmas Cookies and Holiday Hearts inspired me to bake some Christmas cookies with my granddaughter Allyson. Thank you! I have enjoyed your great performances over the years. I am a big fan and have an extensive collection of your recordings. You have given us so much over the years; I'm sure I can say that your 1950s fans are wishing you the best and hoping that you, the person, are doing well.
LOGANVILLE, GA, USA
|I just want to say hi to you. I am a 73 year old man now (single just in case you are looking - haha!) I just wanted to tell you that I was a 20 year old sailor stationed on the island of Guam in 1953 and was in the fire department there. There was very little to do on Guam at that time but every night, about 9PM or 10PM, it was certain that they were going to play one of your songs. I can't tell you how much I looked forward to just relaxing in my bunk there in the fire department waiting to hear you sing. I was in love! So, 50 years later, I just want to say thank you for being who you are. I wish the very best for you.
|Hi Teresa! This is not a question, but a comment: I wanted to let you know that I was named after you because my dad loved you soooo much. I'm 43 now and just found your website - you are a very pretty lady. I can see why my dad loved you and your music. Take care!|
|I am a great fan of yours. You are well loved. I remember in the 6th grade that I dressed up in a Charleston costume and sang Music! Music! Music! in the auditorium. I'm 48 now. I am a teacher in adult education and one of my assignments is going into convalescent hospitals and provide the patients chair exercises. Well, today I played Music! Music! Music! and you should have seen their eyes light up! I would love to have an autographed picture of you to show to my students. I know they would enjoy it very much.|
MIFFLINBURG, PA, USA
|I am originally from Iowa. I have most of your records and still love listening to your music. At the age of eight, I started collecting your records and saved any pictures that I could find of you. Last Christmas, I was working on our town's annual Christkindl which as a three-day German Christmas outdoor craft and food festival her in Mifflinburg, PA. I was asked to use a child's playhouse (an 8' X 10' building) and turn it into a gingerbread house. It had a fireplace and a life-size gingerbread family decorating the tree, with the mother baking cookies. I was searching for a song to fit the mood when I came across one of your songs, The Gingerbread House. Your singing of The Gingerbread House brought the scene to life. I still hear people talking about the wonderful song. Thank you, Teresa, for adding so much to my life as a child and now as an adult.|
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA
|You were my first favorite girl singer and I collected all your records in the fifties and sixties. I still have them. You have a great voice and I have always enjoyed your music throughout the years, and always watched you on TV whenever you were on a TV show.
The very best to you and your family and a long and happy life.|
|Just wanted to say that I love your music. You also were my first crush when I saw you on the Ed Sullivan Show many years ago with those big brown eyes. Just keep singing!! You have a great gift!|
SOUTHAMPTON, NJ, USA
|I don’t know if you will remember me but, years and years ago, I spoke with you on the phone at Westchester Square Hospital when you had Megan Colleen! My mom knitted you some things for the baby. We met backstage once at the Perry Como show when you were on. Your husband, Bill, had sent me a telegram telling me to pick up the tickets for the show at the box office. Then we went backstage to see you. Just wanted to say “hi” and to let you know I’ve never forgotten you all these years. Thanks for all the great memories.
|I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1944. My first memories about popular music and dancing are directly linked to the 78 Till I waltz Again With You/Hello Bluebird that played non-stop at our neighbor´s house around 1953/1954 (during the innocent children's birthday parties held in the "barrio".) I hadn't the slightest idea who Teresa was -- and foreign hit records and singers appeared and dissapeared very quickly, football and sports were generally our main activities. As time went on that record, the only one I remember from that period, was lost among the new Halley and the Comets, Platters or Elvis. Nevertheless, Teresa´s voice had impressed me in such a way that provoked my interest for music, something that has never abandoned me from then on.|
Life went on -- during secondary school I got interested in jazz and discovered, one day at a record store, the Teresa/Ellington LP. I remember how excited I was telling my friends about that singer with the incredible voice that had impressed me so much in my childhood. The Basie recording was another surprise and though I still didn´t know anything about her life, I knew that she was a very important talent.
When I was 26, I entered the local record industry and worked for two multinational companies. I began producing local artists at the studio, and later became president of those companies in Argentina and in Spain. I remember presenting Teresa´s recordings to local artists as examples of how to sing songs, with exact pitch and natural emotion, spreading the knowledge about her recordings to other artists but, curiously, still knowing nothing about her life or career.
Today, making full use of the Internet and your website, I finally discovered more about Teresa´s life -- including her marriage to Bob Thiele, a very respected jazz producer that I remember very well. Our company in Argentina represented ABC records for a time, and we released recordings from the jazz label Impulse, where Thiele recorded some of the best jazz artists (Coltrane, Mingus, Hines, Hawkins, Ellington, Basie, Gato Barbieri.) I remember talking with Nesuhi Ertegun, another respected jazz man, about Bob's recordings.
So, I wanted to thank you for developing a website that helped me learn more about one of the best and most personal singers that I know. I also thank Teresa for helping me (though she didn't know it, through that 78 record that will be eternally linked to my childhood) find my way in life, dedicated to music. She will always be an example for singers who want to enter the right path of music interpretation. Many thanks to Teresa. Let me tell you that she is admired by a loyal circle of people that know good music in Argentina!
|I just had a flashback to the late ’50s and Teresa was the flashback. I really loved seeing her and hearing her sing. Hope all is well with her and wish that I could see her perform again.|
|T. L. "SPORT"
|I kid people that you are my twin-sister because we were born on the same day of the same year. I sing a couple of songs every Saturday night at the weekly senior’s jam. When I turned 75, I told the group about you and sang Music! Music! Music! Of course everybody there remembered the fun song. Thanks for the memories.|
|I have always been a fan of yours from the very very early 50's. I live part of the year here in Buenos Aires Argentina and most of the other part of the year in Dallas Texas. I have your recordings and tapes, and wouldn't give them up for the world. I admire and respect you for being first a mother to your wonderful children and then secondly for finding time for your career.|
|A few weeks ago, my wife and I were out in Durango, mostly to catch Johnny Maddox playing piano at the historic Strater Hotel. He turned around at one point and asked if we were familiar with Teresa Brewer. Of course, the largely baby-boomer crowd was. As you might have guessed, he proceeded to pound out Music! Music! Music! We’d never heard a honky-tonk instrumental rendition of your song before, but it was most impressive. I’m a long-time fan.|
|Ms. Brewer, back in the 1950s, I was a student at Boston College and I went to the Totem Pole Ballroom to see you perform. It was either in 1957 or 1958 and I believe you were expecting a baby then. I attended with a B.C. coed and we both enjoyed your show. More than 40 years later, I was attending a function at the college and sat next to a former classmate and her husband. I happened to mention to her about seeing you at the Totem Pole and my classmate said, “I know. You took me!” You will always be my favorite singer. |
|Growing up in the early 50’s in Newark, Ohio, you were my favorite female singer (and you still are).|
|Every time I listen to your music, I get the chills!|
PHELAN, CA, USA
|I was raising a family while you were making appearances at Harrah’s Club in Nevada. Then we moved to southern California. I kept watching for your schedule. It disappeared! Your fan from the ’50s sure misses seeing and hearing you. Please, please, please make one exception and do an encore appearance!|
|I remember Teresa Brewer appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s singing A Sweet Old Fashioned Girl, A Tear Fell, and others. I always wonder if Teresa will be making further appearances on the PBS music specials. Please let her know she is still missed after all these years.|
TIJERAS, NM, USA
|For some inexplicable reason I had a song in my head that I hadn't heard in years and just couldn't make it go away. It is Till I Waltz Again With You. This, of course, prompted me to remember you, Teresa Brewer. I went online to see if you were still around. Sure enough I see that you have a website. Simply stated I would just like to say THANK YOU for all the wonderful songs and in particular for your fine voice and the "squeakiness" of it. Your voice is as identifiable as the likes of Frankie Laine, Burl Ives, Andrea Boccelli, Celine Dion and others of your ilk. There are many fine singers but very few with a uniqueness of voice that when heard needs no introduction. Again, thanks!|
|This is not a question, it is appreciation. I should start with an apology, I have come late in life to your music. As a child in the 50's I must have heard some of your music on the old valve radios of the day, mostly through my parents tuning in to the American Forces Network from Germany. I have to own up that we (four kids) never did know at the time who sang the "Nickelodeon Song" nor that the correct title was Music Music Music, but we all could sing it, and generally very much out of tune. I discovered your music again (?) recently when my wife bought me a set of CDs containing the music of my childhood and teenage years. There were two of your songs on it, Music Music Music and Till I Waltz Again With You. They led me to your Internet Centre, and to the music, and then to purchasing "The best of ..." CD
- just for the "Waltz." That is when I discovered more long lost memories. It will not be the last purchase. It is long overdue, but - THANK YOU!!|
|YANNI & CYRIL
PALM SPRINGS, CA, USA
|We are both in our early 20s, but wanted to say that we met and fell in love because we both love your music. We first read each other's blogs, then arranged to meet in person, and now we are together. Last month we had a commitment ceremony, and yes -- we played your songs, including How Do You Know It's Love? and If There are Stars in My Eyes. We're happy and we love you!
|To the beautiful Teresa Brewer: I just want to thank you for a lifetime of enjoyment, starting with Music! Music! Music! when I was in the navy in 1950 or ’51. You played a big part in my deciding to become a musician, providing me with many more years enjoyment than any one person should be allowed to have. I was visiting a friend yesterday and we were trying to remember all of your hit songs. Naturally, no one could do that but we had a good time trying. I want to thank you for the wonderful influence you have had on making my life so enjoyable. It seems to be affecting my kids and grandkids, too, so thank you, thank you, thank you!
|I have been an inactive fan throughout the years and the local PBS television station ran a series that included a song that brought back memories. My wife and I started talking about great entertainers and, hoping to find you, we discovered the website. Continued good health to you, and enjoy your grand- and great-grandchildren as we are enjoying ours. Best wishes to you and your loved ones.|
|I am listening to a CD of Teresa at the moment and it brings back so many wonderful memories. My dad and I loved her back in the 50's and it now reminds me of him so much. He passed away in November 2003 at age 90. I was just listening and wondering if Teresa was still alive and was so happy that Google sent me to this web site. My favorite song of all time is Ricochet and I knew the words to it my whole life. Just wanted Teresa to know that there are still people out here who love her and wish her well - even a kid like me at age 62.|
|Hey - you have been my favorite since the early 50s. Still are. I wish I could think of a clever question for "Ask Teresa!" that no one else has asked but, alas, I can't. Sometimes I feel that we kind of grew up together. Let's go back and do it all again!!|
|My name is Teresa White. I was named after you by my Mom and Dad. They and I were great fans of your music. I am now 43 and your songs bring back wonderful memories of time spent with them in our car going on vacation. Listening to 8 track tapes.. sheesh -- remember those? I have 3 kids now and they can't even grasp the concept of 8 track tapes... Imagine having MP3 players back then -- we thought 8-tracks were wonderful!! Thanks for the happy memories!|
|I had to write a note to you, Teresa, after having just finished your late husband's fascinating book, What a Wonderful World. It brought back some great memories. I am just a few years younger than you and I fondly remember all of your records from the '50s. In fact, I played a lot of them on the air as a young disc jockey down in Florida. I was delighted to find your fan club's web site on the Internet. You brought us many wonderful moments with your music and were one of my favorite vocalists. May God continue to bless you in every way.|
|I consider myself one of your biggest fans of the 50's. We must be about the same age. When I was high school age & older, I used to imitate your voice. It sounded so much like yours' that I could fool a lot of people if they didn't see me when I sang. I always admired you & still do! I have read your bio's & your website & enjoyed it very much. I am 68 yrs. old now. Just want you to know that someone still admires you a lot, & hope that you are well & happy!|