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Jack Teagarden
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    (August 20, 1905-January 15, 1964)
    Born in Vernon, Texas
    Trombone player
    Lyric tenor-baritone voice
    Birth name is Weldon Leo Teagarden
    Albums include ‘Shades of Night,’ ‘Memories of Big T’ and ‘It’s Time for Teagarden’
    Singles include ‘I Swung the Election,’ ‘Stomp Henry Lee,’ ‘Say It Simple,’ ‘Bad Actin’ Woman,’ ‘Anybody Seen Jackson,’ ‘That’s a Serious Thing’ and ‘That’s A-Plenty’
    Film credits include ‘Birth of the Blues (1941),’ ‘The Glass Wall (1953)’ and ‘Jazz On a Summer’s Day (1959)’
    Died in New Orleans of bronchial pneumonia following a liver ailment at age 58
    He was not formally trained.
    As his wife could attest, he was not especially frugal.
    He was a piano tuner — in Kabul, Afghanistan!
    He made a brief foray into the oil business.
    He died alone.
    He grew up in a largely Negro area.
    As one brother was a trumpet player, another was a drummer, and his mother was a pianist, he came by his talent honestly.
    He was an avid mechanic.
    He spent some four years under Louis Armstrong’s wing.
    In addition to Satchmo, he toured alongside Benny Goodman.
    He opposed the percent tax, which he believed deprived him of the opportunity to perform in countless clubs.

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