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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Teddy Buckner On The Sunset Strip


Down In Jungletown

The Teddy Buckner Band On The Sunset Strip
Dixie Jubilee - Crescendo Dixieland Jazz
Frank Bull and Gene Norman Presents GNP DJ510

Trumpet - Teddy Buckner
Clarinet - Caughey Roberts
Trombone - Streamline Ewing
Piano - Chester Lane
Bass - Art Edwards
Drums - Jesse Sailes

From the back cover: Teddy was born in Sherman, Texas, July 16, 1909 but has lived most of his life in Los Angeles. One day when he was 8 or 9, he saw a kid band from an orphan's home parading down the street. The trumpet fascinated him and he told his mother, "That's for me."

When he had mastered the horn he played with the old John Kirby group, with Lionel Hampton and Benny Carter and made several movies with Fats Waller. There's no doubt his playing was greatly influenced by his long-time friend Louis Armstrong.

It was Armstrong who suggested that Buckner join the Kid Ory band, and that's when the Dixie music got through to hime. For four years he stood at the side of the old master of the Creole trombone, and in January, 1954 when Ory moved on to San Francisco, Teddy formed his own band. The Teddy Buckner band has been a Southern California favorite ever since.

One of the many highlights of Teddy's career was his triumphant tour of Europe in 1959, during which he appeared with Sidney Bechet at the Cannes and Knocke festivals.

From Billboard - September 19, 1960: A Dixieland styled sextet, the Teddy Buckner group also shows the influence of more recent jazz stylings, especially in instrumental solos. But it's basically the New Orleans orientation that is stressed in such items as "Dixieland One-Step," "Weary Blues," "China Boy," and an all-out attack on "Down In Jungletown." Lots of appeal in this set.

Dixieland One-Step
Mack The Knife
Weary Blues
She's A Good Good Woman
Col. Bogey March
China Boy
St. James Infirmary
I'm Crazy About Dixieland
Down In Jungletown

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