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Jack Teagarden - The Blues And Dixie (Galaxy 4818) (1958)

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ITEM# SR-GA4818
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Artist:

Jack Teagarden

Title:

The Blues And Dixie

Released: 1958
Label: Galaxy
Catalog: 4818
Genre: Jazz / Blues / Dixieland Jazz
Note: Recorded 1944-1952
Note: The track "China Boy" listed on the jacket is not on this pressing
T R A C K L I S T:
01 The Blues
02 Aunt Hager's Blues
03 Royal Garden Blues
04 Basin Street Blues
05 Shine
06 King Porter Stomp
07 Boogie Woogie
08 Mighty Lak A Rose
09 East Of The Sun
10 Hindustan
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Jack Teagarden - King Of The Blues Trombone [Epic Records SN 6044] (1963)

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Artist:

Jack Teagarden

Title:

King Of The Blues Trombone

Released: 1963
Country: USA
Label: Epic Records [White Label Promotional Copy]
Catalog: SN 6044
Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Blues, Swing
Note: includes booklet

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Whooppee Stomp
02 Baby
03 When You're Smiling
04 Bugle Call Rag
05 Dirty Dog
06 Freshman Hop
07 Sweetest Melody
08 Bag O' Blues
09 Diga Diga Doo
10 It's So Good
11 Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
12 If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
13 Loveless Love
14 Sweet And Hot
15 That's What I Like About You
16 (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You
17 Chances Are
18 I've Got It
19 Ain't Cha Glad?
20 Dr. Heckle And Mr. Jibe
21 Texas Tea Party
22 A Hundred Years From Today
23 I Just Couldn't Take It Baby
24 Tappin' The Barrell
25 Break It Down
26 China Boy
27 I Ain't Lazy, I'm Just Dreaming
28 As Long As I Live
29 Moonglow
30 Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
31 Stars Fell On Alabama
32 I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
33 The Mayor Of Alabam'
34 Ain't Misbehaivin'
35 'S Wonderful
36 Somebody Loves Me
37 I'm An Old Cowhand
38 Persian Rug
39 Muddy River Blues
40 Wolverine Blues
41 I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
42 Peg O' My Heart
43 Beale Street Blues
44 Swingin' On The Teagarden Gate
45 Muskrat Ramble
46 Forty-Seventh And State
47 After Awhile
48 Shi-Me-Sha-Wabble
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Album Review

Steve Loewy [allmusic.com]

This two-CD compilation is a straight reissue of a difficult-to-find three-LP set released on Epic Records in 1963. Spanning the years 1928-1940, the collection presents a good selection of Teagarden's early work, in which he often served as a sideman in major orchestras, including those of Ben Pollack, Benny Goodman, Frankie Trumbauer, and Bud Freeman, all of whom are represented here. The masterful Teagarden was an American original whose style and vocals epitomized authenticity both in their execution and sound. Even at the earliest stages of his career, he exhibited an extraordinarily elastic and modern technical facility with his lips and slide. His later mature style was rooted in the 1930s, and these tracks display the evolution of licks that he would return to over and over again during his career. Teagarden solos or sings (often both) on every track, and the listener is left with the impression of a relaxed, spectacularly talented trombonist who consistently produces music at the highest levels. Sometimes the compositions and arrangements do not match his talent, but for the most part the players with whom he was associated during this period were among the best in the industry. Among the classic tunes performed are ''When You're Smiling,'' ''I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You,'' ''Ain't Misbehaving,'' and ''I'm an Old Cowhand.'' [review is for the 2CD release version]


Jack Teagarden & Teddy Buckner - Sessions Live [Calliope CAL 3004] (1976)

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ITEM# SR-CAL3004
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Artist:

Jack Teagarden & Teddy Buckner

Title:

Sessions Live

Released: 1976
Label: Calliope
Catalog: CAL 3004
Genre: Jazz / Blues / Dixieland Jazz
T R A C K L I S T:

Jack Teagarden Sextette

01. Dixieland One Step
02. After You're Gone
03. If I Could Be With You
04. That's A Plenty

Teddy Buckner And His Dixieland Band

05. Honky Tonk Parade
06. Mood Indigo
07. When The Saints Go Marching In
08. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
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Jack Teagarden's Biography

by Scott Yanow [allmusic.com]

One of the classic giants of jazz, Jack Teagarden was not only the top pre-bop trombonist (playing his instrument with the ease of a trumpeter) but one of the best jazz singers too. He was such a fine musician that younger brother Charlie (an excellent trumpeter) was always overshadowed. Jack started on piano at age five (his mother Helen was a ragtime pianist), switched to baritone horn, and finally took up trombone when he was ten. Teagarden worked in the Southwest in a variety of territory bands (most notably with the legendary pianist Peck Kelley) and then caused a sensation when he came to New York in 1928. His daring solos with Ben Pollack caused Glenn Miller to de-emphasize his own playing with the band, and during the late-'20s/early Depression era, "Mr. T." recorded frequently with many groups including units headed by Roger Wolfe Kahn, Eddie Condon, Red Nichols, and Louis Armstrong ("Knockin' a Jug"). His versions of "Basin Street Blues" and "Beale Street Blues" (songs that would remain in his repertoire for the remainder of his career) were definitive. Teagarden, who was greatly admired by Tommy Dorsey, would have been a logical candidate for fame in the swing era but he made a strategic error. In late 1933, when it looked as if jazz would never catch on commercially, he signed a five-year contract with Paul Whiteman. Although Whiteman's Orchestra did feature Teagarden now and then (and he had a brief period in 1936 playing with a small group from the band, the Three T's, with his brother Charlie and Frankie Trumbauer), the contract effectively kept Teagarden from going out on his own and becoming a star. It certainly prevented him from leading what would eventually became the Bob Crosby Orchestra.

In 1939, Jack Teagarden was finally "free" and he soon put together a big band that would last until 1946. However, it was rather late to be organizing a new orchestra (the competition was fierce) and, although there were some good musical moments, none of the sidemen became famous, the arrangements lacked their own musical personality, and by the time it broke up Teagarden was facing bankruptcy. The trombonist, however, was still a big name (he had fared quite well in the 1940 Bing Crosby film The Birth of the Blues) and he had many friends. Crosby helped Teagarden straighten out his financial problems, and from 1947-1951 he was a star sideman with Louis Armstrong's All-Stars; their collaborations on "Rocarole_king Chair" are classic. After leaving Armstrong, Teagarden was a leader of a steadily working sextet throughout the remainder of his career, playing Dixieland with such talented musicians as brother Charlie, trumpeters Jimmy McPartland, Don Goldie, Max Kaminsky, and (during a 1957 European tour) pianist Earl Hines. Teagarden toured the Far East during 1958-1959, teamed up one last time with Eddie Condon for a television show/recording session in 1961, and had a heartwarming (and fortunately recorded) musical reunion with Charlie, sister/pianist Norma, and his mother at the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival. He died from a heart attack four months later and has yet to be replaced.
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