|A serious and youthful Jack Teagarden posing for the photographer in the late 1920s, a time when all jazz players naturally dressed in formal attire. From "Jazz: A Photo History"|
|Jack's Rhythms Records in New Paltz, shown in |
funky Google Street View image.
|Bins! Just like in the old days.|
|A sampling of some of the releases on Jolly Roger. Burt Goldblatt, who drew many |
of the label's covers, did the Goodman and the Armstrong/Bechet jackets here.
He also did the cover for the Teagarden LP that is this posting's download.
|Jack in the early '50s as a member|
Louis Armstrong's All-Stars.
So our sojourn to New Paltz was indeed a productive one. As one of the earliest examples of a fan making music available to the greater public after it had been abandoned by its parent company, this LP is a marvelous historical artifact. It's fitting that it should be offered here on Gems because – whaddya know? – we're doing much the same thing. And for a buck, I couldn't pass it up.
The selections were dubbed from the original vinyl as always, with just a little bit of cleaning. The sound is excellent, given the recording's vintage. Note that only the front of the LP is shown because the back is blank (as it is on most Jolly Rogers.)
Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra
Jolly Roger 5026
Jack Teagarden, tbn, v on all selections.
Orchestra with Jimmy Dorsey, cl; Joe Venuti, vi; Nappy Lamare, v; others.
New York, NY; March 2, 1934
1. Fare-Thee-Well to Harlem
2. Ol’ Pappy
Orchestra with Charlie Teagarden, tp; Benny Goodman, cl;
Frankie Trumbauer, c-mel; others.
New York, NY; Sept. 18, 1934
3. Stars Fell on Alabama
4. Your Guess Is as Good as Mine
Orchestra as 1, 2.
New York, NY; Nov. 11, 1933
5. I Just Couldn’t Take It Baby
6. Love Me
7. A Hundred Years from Today
8. Blue River
Find it here: https://www.mediafire.com/?jqqfqvhpax0u3d1