and Judy Parma were two of the mainstays of
Dallas Jingledom. Judy was one of the most accurate
and versatile singers in town, and she also wrote
vocal arrangements for JAM vocal sessions. She
probably sang on more jingles than anyone in Dallas
due to her longevity and popularity with producers.
Tom Parma (2004)
husband Tom started in the production department,
editing tape with a razor blade. He moved up into
sales and had at least two of his own production
companies over the years. Little known fact: Tom was
often the "Yosemite Sam" voice on those novelty cuts
in PAMS series 29. Both of the Parmas were sweet
people, easy to talk to and fun. Unfortunately they
both died of cancer within a few days of each other
in December, 2014.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom and Judy in
the early 2000s for one of my books, and we are
reprinting that chapter
(PDF reader required).
you're interested in the stories behind the jingles,
check out my other books