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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 26-50 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-09633 10-in. 8/2/1937 Smiles Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-09634 10-in. 8/2/1937 Liza Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-015575 10-in. 10/29/1937 Where or when Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-015576 10-in. 10/29/1937 Silhouetted in the moonlight Benny Goodman Trio ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance trio, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-015577 10-in. 10/29/1937 Vieni, vieni Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-017451 10-in. 12/2/1937 I'm a ding dong daddy from Dumas Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-017754 10-in. 12/21/1937 Bei mir bist du schön Benny Goodman Quartet ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-017783 10-in. 12/29/1937 Bei mir bist du schön Benny Goodman Quartet ; Martha Tilton Jazz/dance quartet, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-021625 10-in. 3/25/1938 Sweet Lorraine Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-021626 10-in. 3/25/1938 The blues in your flat Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-021627 10-in. 3/25/1938 The blues in my flat Benny Goodman Quartet ; Lionel Hampton Jazz/dance quartet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-021628 10-in. 3/25/1938 Sugar Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-021629 10-in. 3/25/1938 Dizzy spells Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-025876 10-in. 10/12/1938 Opus 1/2 Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-025877 10-in. 10/12/1938 I must have that man Benny Goodman Trio Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-025878 10-in. 10/12/1938 Sweet Georgia Brown Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-025879 10-in. 10/12/1938 S' wonderful Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030774 10-in. 12/29/1938 Pick-a-rib Benny Goodman Quintet Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030775 10-in. 12/29/1938 Pick-a-rib Benny Goodman Quintet Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030776 10-in. 12/29/1938 I cried for you Benny Goodman Quintet Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-030777 10-in. 12/29/1938 I know that you know (And you know that I know) Benny Goodman Quartet Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-041409 10-in. 9/11/1939 Early session hop Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-043952 10-in. 12/4/1939 Booly ja-ja (Jungle dance) Lyle "Spud" Murphy Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia W152751 10-in. 5/22/1934 Somebody loves me Teddy Wilson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152752 10-in. 5/22/1934 Simple Teddy Wilson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, composer  
(Results 26-50 of 92 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wilson, Teddy," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103420.

Wilson, Teddy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103420.

"Wilson, Teddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

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

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