Big T: A Hundred Years from Today

Big T: A Hundred Years from Today

by Jack Teagarden



ASV/Living Era almost always does it right, sonically, musically, chronologically. This double-disc set by Jack Teagarden, putting together two absolutely packed discs of material ranging from 1928-1954, is a serious case in point. Here Teagarden is showcased leading his own mighty bands and playing in the company of the Louis Armstrong All-Stars, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Red Nichols, Artie Shaw, Pee Wee Russell, Eddie Lang, Bunny Berigan, Joe Venuti, Frankie Trumbauer, Gene Krupa, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and many, many more. The sound quality on these 46 cuts is exceptional considering the many sources they were compiled from, and the tune selection is out of this world, including one particularly poignant read of "St. James Infirmary" featuring the Armstrong band with T on vocals -- and a trombone solo. Simply put, it's killer, with Teagarden at his very best. There are many fine moments, but this is jazz blues at its purest and most haunted. This collection will serve as an exciting end piece for collectors, but more importantly as a fitting and gem-filled introduction for the curious. Teagarden was perhaps the greatest white blues singer in history, and this collection goes a long, long way to making that case.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2005
Label: Asv Living Era
UPC: 0743625200522
catalogNumber: 2005

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Teagarden   Primary Artist,Trombone,Vocals
Bill Clifton   Piano
Bunny Berigan   Trumpet,Musician
Casey   Guitar
Eddie Condon   Guitar,Musician
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Leonard Feather   Piano
Bud Freeman   Tenor Saxophone,Musician
Benny Goodman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Musician
Bobby Hackett   Cornet,Musician
Harry James   Trumpet,Musician
Jo Jones   Drums
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet,Musician
Gene Krupa   Drums,Musician
Eddie Lang   Guitar,Musician
Billy May   Trumpet,Musician
Pee Wee Russell   Clarinet,Musician
Artie Shaw   Clarinet,Musician
Charlie Spivak   Trumpet,Musician
Rex Stewart   Cornet,Musician
Joe Venuti   Violin,Musician
Fats Waller   Piano,Vocals,Musician
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone,Musician
Red Nichols   Musician
Dave Barbour   Guitar
Ray Bauduc   Drums
Ted Brown   Guitar,Vocals
Dick Cary   Piano
Lee Castle   Trumpet
Herman Chittison   Piano
Cozy Cole   Drums
Hank D'Amico   Clarinet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Bob Haggart   Double Bass
Edmond Hall   Clarinet,Musician
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Carl Kress   Guitar
Matty Matlock   Clarinet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Jimmy McPartland   Guitar,Cornet
Adrian Rollini   Bass Saxophone,Musician
Babe Russin   Tenor Saxophone
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Howard Smith   Piano
Joe Sullivan   Piano
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet,Vocals,Musician
Frankie Trumbauer   C-Melody Saxophone,Musician
Chuck Wayne   Guitar
George Wettling   Drums
Heine Beau   Clarinet
George Van Eps   Guitar
Frank Froeba   Piano
Dick Morgan   Banjo
Bob Zurke   Piano
Coleman Hawkins   Alto Saxophone,Musician
Walter Page   Double Bass
Louis Armstrong   Musician
Edward Bergman   Violin
Artie Bernstein   Double Bass
Vic Berton   Drums
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Musician
Larry Binyon   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bowman   Piano
Vic Breidis   Piano
Arnold Brillhardt   Clarinet,Flute,Oboe,Alto Saxophone
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Nick Caiazza   Alto Saxophone
Happy Caldwell   Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Campbell   Tuba,Double Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Rod Cless   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tony Colucci   Banjo
Leonard Davis   Trumpet
Kurt Dieterle   Violin
Tommy Dorsey   Trombone,Musician
Nick Fatool   Drums
Edward Gilbert   Double Bass
Harry Goodman   Tuba
Jose Gutierrez   Trombone
Hall   Double Bass
Ernie Hughes   Piano
Stan King   Drums
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Billy Kyle   Piano
Nappy Lamare   Guitar
Jack Lesberg   Double Bass
Carmen Mastren   Guitar
Dave Matthews   Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Mercer   Vocals
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet,C-Melody Saxophone,Talking
Danny Polo   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Rank   Trombone
Allan Reuss   Guitar
Gil Rodin   Alto Saxophone
Mischa Russell   Violin
Hymie Schertzer   Alto Saxophone
Gene Schroeder   Piano
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Artie Shapiro   Double Bass
Arvell Shaw   Double Bass
Frank Signorelli   Piano
Jess Stacy   Piano,Musician
George Stafford   Drums
Herb Taylor   Trombone
Dave Tough   Drums
John Van Eps   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Wade   Trumbadoras
Alex Beller   Violin
Sterling Bose   Trumpet
Joe Catalyne   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Max Farley   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Dick McDonough   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Bargy   Piano
Art Karle   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Russin   Piano
Morty Stuhlmaker   Double Bass
Arthur Beck   Tenor Saxophone
Benny Bonacio   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bob Conselman   Drums
John Cordaro   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Ramona Davies   Piano
Jack Fulton   Trombone
Harry Goldfield   Trumpet
Charlie LaVere   Piano
Ward Lay   Double Bass
Matty Malneck   Violin
Art Miller   Double Bass
Mike Pingatore   Banjo,Guitar
Benny Pottle   Double Bass
Johnny Powell   Drums
Sid Stoneburn   Alto Saxophone
Charles Strickfaden   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone
Harry Struble   Violin
Ruby Weinstein   Trumpet
Norman McPherson   Tuba
Terry Shand   Piano
Billy Taylor   Double Bass
Sonny Dunham   Trumpet
Tony Antonelli   Alto Saxophone
Pokey Carriere   Trumpet
Joe Ferrall   Trombone
Arnold Fishkind   Double Bass
Seymour Goldfinger   Trombone
Art Saint John   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Nat Natoli   Trumpet
Bill Schumann   Cello
Alfie Evans   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Herb Quigley   Drums
Mark Bennett   Trombone
Leo McConville   Trumpet
Joe Thomas   Trumpet
John Anderson   Piano
Bill Trone   Trombone
Jack Chaney   Tenor Saxophone
John Fallstitch   Trumpet
Carl Garvin   Trumpet
Clint Garvin   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Felix Giobbe   Double Bass
Tommy Gott   Trumpet
Hub Lytle   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Mike Mosiello   Trumpet
Joe Ferdinando   Alto Saxophone
Mutt Hayes   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Klein   Trumpet
Truman Quigley   Trumpet
Joe Raymond   Violin
Casper Reardon   Harp,Musician
Charles McCamish   Trombone
Art Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Ryerson   Trumpet
Country Washburne   Double Bass
Paul Collins   Drums
Myron Shapler   Double Bass
Glenn McGaha Miller   Trombone,Musician
Eddie Dudley   Trombone
Rico Vallese   Trumpet
Perry Botkin and His Orchestra   Guitar
Clois Teagarden   Drums,Vocals
Buddy Fisk   Alto Saxophone
Brick Keagle   Guitar
Fred Kellar   Trombone
Claude Whiteman   Trumpet
Neil Marshall   Drums
Tom Moore   Trombone

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Eddie Condon   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Pee Wee Russell   Composer
Jack Teagarden   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Jimmy McPartland   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Joe Sullivan   Composer
George Van Eps   Arranger
W.C. Handy   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Peck Kelley   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Bix Beiderbecke   Composer
Dave Bowman   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Mezz Mezzrow   Composer
Fred Norman   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Jo Trent   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Joseph Meyer   Composer
Dick McDonough   Composer
Roy Bargy   Arranger
Art Miller   Composer
Vic Bellerby   Liner Notes
Mark Ranshaw   Artwork
Joe Young   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Harry Woods   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Louis Alter   Composer
Ford Dabney   Composer
Sammy Gallop   Composer
Frank Perkins   Composer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Porter Steele   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Charles Warfield   Composer
Traditional   Composer
John Thomas   Composer
Glenn McGaha Miller   Arranger

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