Teddy Bunn (1929-1940)

Teddy Bunn (1929-1940)

by Teddy Bunn
     
 
Teddy Bunn was one of the finest acoustic jazz guitarists of the 1930s, although he had relatively few opportunities to be showcased on record. This CD (from the Austrian RST label) features Bunn on a series of hokum vocal duets with Spencer Williams (Clarence Profit or

Overview

Teddy Bunn was one of the finest acoustic jazz guitarists of the 1930s, although he had relatively few opportunities to be showcased on record. This CD (from the Austrian RST label) features Bunn on a series of hokum vocal duets with Spencer Williams (Clarence Profit or James P. Johnson provide the piano accompaniment); backing singers Buck Franklin, Fat Hayden, and Walter Pichon; jamming with clarinetist Mezz Mezzrow and trumpeter Tommy Ladnier (six alternate takes from the famous Panassie Sessions); and leading a session of his own. The latter (which is also included on a Mosaic box set) features Bunn on two memorable unaccompanied guitar solos and on three occasions (including an alternate take of "Blues Without Words") backing his own vocals. It is strange that Bunn recorded so rarely after 1940, for he lived until 1978. This is his definitive set.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/1994
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298150926
catalogNumber:
1509
Rank:
107451

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teddy Bunn   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Sidney DeParis   Trumpet
Zutty Singleton   Drums
Tommy Ladnier   Trumpet
Pops Foster   String Bass
Manzie Johnson   Drums
Mezz Mezzrow   Clarinet
Spencer Williams   Vocals
Elmer James   String Bass
Walter "Fats" Pichon   Piano,Vocals
Sam Price   Piano
Clarence Profit   Piano
Bruce Johnson   Washboard

Technical Credits

Teddy Bunn   Composer
Mezz Mezzrow   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Johnny Parth   Producer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer

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