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|
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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