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6459Re: Jack Teagarden's Orchestra on the TOPS label.

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  • rogerstrong257
    Dec 4, 2008
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      There have been some issues of Jack Teagarden's big band around
      over the years. I have an LP on Halcyon HAL-4 and a CD UAE 30222
      both from the around 1944-46. Unfortunately it's really just an
      average sort of big band of the period with only Jack as a soloist of
      any standing. Most of the tracks on the CD as far as I can work them
      come from AFRS broadcasts of the period.
      The big band was a disaster financially for Teagarden as well and
      by the time he joined the Armstrong All Stars he was deeply in debt
      because of the band.
      Some writers have said that Jack lacked the organisation skills
      etc to have become a successful band leader and certainly by the time
      his contract with Paul Whiteman ran out in December 1938 he should
      have been in position to have had a successful big band-for whatever
      reason it just didn't happen.

      Roger Strong

      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, Dan Van Landingham
      <danvanlandingham@...> wrote:
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      > I have a  couple of 78s of his which are on Brunswick and
      Columbia.The sides are Octoroon
      > on Brunswick and I'll Remember on Columbia.I had his Epic four
      record set of King of the
      > Bjues Trombone.The records were,however,warped to the point that I
      couldn't overcome it
      > by adjusting either the grams for the tone arm or the tracking.Both
      were located on the
      > rear of the tonearm.I have one Decca 78 of Nobody Knows the Trouble
      I've Seen.I found
      > all three records at a Coos Bay,Oregon business that specialised in
      juke box and pinball
      > macihines.This was in early 1994:The new owner of Sunset Automatic
      Music found the
      > records by accident.There were literally thousands of like knew
      78s.Two 78s I found and
      > purchased were by Benny  Goodman with Ella Fitzgerald:Goodnight My
      Love,Take another
      > Guess,'Taint No Use with a Benny Goodman vocal and a final Ella
      vocal on Did You Mean
      > It.I was fortunate in finding the entire session.RCA was sued by
      Decca over those sides
      > because Ella was under contract to Decca via Chick Webb's signing
      with Decca in the mid
      > thirties.Goodman should have known better.The Teagarden sides on
      Decca were not very
      > good.Thank you for the info.By the way,I gave a dollar each for
      those records in 1994.
      >
      > --- On Wed, 12/3/08, Gilber M. Erskine <gerskine@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Gilber M. Erskine <gerskine@...>
      > Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Jack Teagarden's Orchestra on the TOPS
      label.
      > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 9:52 AM
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      > Dan--- Keep your eye out for any CDs of Jack Teagarden Orch
      broadcasts from the Meadowbrook August and September 1939.
      Outstanding material, much better than what he did for commercial
      labels at the time.
      > Tunes include---
      > The Lamp Is Low
      > Comes Love
      > Aunt Hagars Blues
      > Octoroon
      > Stairway to the Stars
      > Wolverine Blues
      > That's A'Plenty
      > I Found a New Baby
      > ------------ --GILBERT M. ERSKINE
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: danvanlandingham
      > To: RedHotJazz@yahoogro ups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 11:15 PM
      > Subject: [RedHotJazz] Jack Teagarden's Orchestra on the TOPS label.
      >
      > A few days ago,I found an album on the TOPS label of Jack
      > Teagarden.This album featured his orchestra.The album has a picture
      of
      > Teagarden well into middle age and I'm guessing that the album
      dates
      > between the late fifties and the early sixties as Teagarden died at
      the
      > age of fifty-eight in January of 1964.I found the album at a North
      Bend,
      > Oregon Goodwill store.In fact,I found another Teagarden album on
      the Ca-
      > may label.I've yet to play it;I suffered a small stroke a couple of
      we-
      > eks ago and it's only now that I am getting back to some semblance
      of
      > normalcy.
      >
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