Theodore McCord

Theodore "Ted" McCord (born May 17, 1907, Birmingham, Alabama; date of death unknown) was an American jazz reedist, principally active in the 1920s and 1930s.

McCord was the twin brother of Castor McCord, also a reedist; while both brothers played tenor saxophone and clarinet, Ted played alto saxophone in addition. He was a student at Wilberforce University in the 1920s, where he played in a student group led by Horace Henderson. He also played in Edgar Hayes's group, the Blue Grass Buddies, as well as McKinney's Cotton Pickers and the Mills Blue Rhythm Band, including for their sessions with Louis Armstrong. Other credits include recordings with King Carter and the singer Ollie Shepard.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 17, 1907

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1930

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-57064 10-in. 11/5/1929 Plain dirt McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57065 10-in. 11/5/1929 Gee, ain't I good to you McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57066 10-in. 11/6/1929 I'd love it McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57067 10-in. 11/6/1929 The way I feel today McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57068 10-in. 11/6/1929 Miss Hannah McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57139 10-in. 11/7/1929 Peggy McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-57140 10-in. 11/7/1929 Wherever there's a will, baby McKinney's Cotton Pickers ; Don Redman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone  
OKeh W403896 10-in. 4/5/1930 My sweet Louis Armstrong Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W403897 10-in. 4/5/1930 I can't believe that you're in love with me Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/ dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W403999 10-in. 5/4/1930 Indian cradle song Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W404000 10-in. 5/4/1930 Exactly like you Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W404001 10-in. 5/4/1930 Dinah Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
OKeh W404002 10-in. 5/4/1930 Tiger rag Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, alto saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "McCord, Theodore," accessed May 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100814.

McCord, Theodore. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100814.

"McCord, Theodore." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100814

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