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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 51-75 of 92 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W152753 10-in. 5/22/1934 Liza Teddy Wilson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W152754 10-in. 5/22/1934 Rosetta Teddy Wilson Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W265156 10-in. 10/10/1933 Blue interlude Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W265157 10-in. 10/3/1933 I never knew-1 Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W265158 10-in. 10/10/1933 Once upon a time-1 Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W265159 10-in. 10/3/1933 Krazy kapers Chocolate Dandies instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39217 10-in. 1/2/1935 It's unbelievable Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39218 10-in. 1/2/1935 Whisper sweet Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39219 10-in. 1/2/1935 Throwin' stones at the sun Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39220 10-in. 1/2/1935 You fit into the picture Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39387 10-in. 2/25/1935 The ghost of Dinah Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39388 10-in. 2/25/1935 Pardon my love Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39390 10-in. 3/4/1935 Stay out of love Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39391 10-in. 3/4/1935 I' ll never change Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39392 10-in. 3/4/1935 Where were you on the night of June the third? Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 39393 10-in. 3/4/1935 (Looks like I'm) Breakin' the ice Bob Howard Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60201 10-in. 12/6/1935 Willow tree Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60202 10-in. 12/6/1935 Honeysuckle rose Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60203 10-in. 12/6/1935 Squeeze me Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 60204 10-in. 12/6/1935 Down-hearted blues Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89016 August 1955 Let's dance-1 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89017 August 1955 Down south camp meetin'-2 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89018 August 1955 King Porter stomp-2 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89019 August 1955 It's been so long Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 89020 August 1955 Roll 'em-5 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 51-75 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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