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Teddy Wilson

Theodore Shaw Wilson (November 24, 1912 – July 31, 1986) was an American jazz pianist. Described by critic Scott Yanow as "the definitive swing pianist", Wilson's sophisticated and elegant style was featured on the records of many of the biggest names in jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald. With Goodman, he was one of the first black musicians to appear prominently with white musicians. In addition to his extensive work as a sideman, Wilson also led his own groups and recording sessions from the late 1920s to the 1980s.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 24th, 1912 (Austin), Died July 31st, 1986 (New Britain)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1955

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, composer, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-75105 10-in. 1/28/1933 Snowball Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-75106 10-in. 1/28/1933 Mahogany Hall stomp Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-75107 10-in. 1/28/1933 Swing you cats Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-92704 10-in. 7/13/1935 After you've gone Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-92705 10-in. 7/13/1935 Body and soul Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-92706 10-in. 7/13/1935 Who? Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-92707 10-in. 7/13/1935 Someday sweetheart Benny Goodman Trio ; Gene Krupa ; Teddy Wilson Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-97752 10-in. 8/21/1936 Moon glow Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-97772 10-in. 8/26/1936 Dinah Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-97773 10-in. 8/26/1936 Exactly like you Benny Goodman Trio ; Lionel Hampton Jazz/dance trio, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-97774 10-in. 8/26/1936 Vibraphone blues Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-100395 10-in. 4/23/1936 China boy Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-100396 10-in. 4/23/1936 More than you know Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-100397 10-in. 4/23/1936 All my life Benny Goodman Trio Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-100500 10-in. 4/27/1936 Oh, lady be good! Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-100501 10-in. 4/27/1936 Nobody's sweetheart Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-100502 10-in. 4/27/1936 Too good to be true Benny Goodman Trio ; Helen Ward Jazz/dance trio, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-03062 10-in. 11/18/1936 Sweet Sue (Just you) Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-03063 10-in. 11/18/1936 My melancholy baby Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-03064 10-in. 11/18/1936 Tiger rag Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-03514 10-in. 12/2/1936 Stompin' at the Savoy Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-04561 10-in. 2/3/1937 Runnin' wild Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-09627 10-in. 7/30/1937 Avalon Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-09628 10-in. 7/30/1937 Handful of keys Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-09632 10-in. 7/30/1937 The man I love Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 1-25 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, Teddy," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103420.

Wilson, Teddy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103420.

"Wilson, Teddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103420

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