Teddy Hill

Teddy Hill (December 7, 1909 in Birmingham, Alabama – May 19, 1978 in Cleveland, Ohio) was a big band leader and the manager of Minton's Playhouse, a seminal jazz club in Harlem. He played a variety of instruments, including drums, clarinet, soprano and tenor saxophone.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1909 (Birmingham), Died Cleveland

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1929 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor saxophone, clarinet, director, saxophone, baritone saxophone, songwriter, vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-48333 10-in. 2/1/1929 Call of the freaks King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48334 10-in. 2/1/1929 The trumpet's prayer King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-49649 10-in. 1/16/1929 Freakish light blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-49650 10-in. 1/16/1929 West End blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-53929 10-in. 7/17/1929 Feeling drowsy Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-53930 10-in. 7/17/1929 Swing out Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-55133 10-in. 7/16/1929 It should be you Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, baritone saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet  
Victor BVE-55134 10-in. 7/16/1929 Biff'ly blues Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-55852 10-in. 9/24/1929 Make a country bird fly wild Henry Allen ; Four Wanderers ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-55853 10-in. 9/24/1929 Funny feathers blues Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra ; Victoria Spivey Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-55854 10-in. 9/24/1929 How do they do it that way Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-55855 10-in. 9/24/1929 Pleasing Paul Henry Allen ; New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-56732 10-in. 10/1/1929 Blood hound blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-56733 10-in. 10/1/1929 Dirty T. B. blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-56734 10-in. 10/1/1929 Moaning the blues Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Victor BVE-58581 10-in. 2/18/1930 Sugar Hill function Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-58582 10-in. 2/18/1930 You might get better but you'll never get well Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-58583 10-in. 2/18/1930 Everybody shout Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BVE-58584 10-in. 2/18/1930 Dancing Dave Henry Allen ; Henry Allen and his New York Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone  
Victor BS-06462 10-in. 3/26/1937 The love bug will bite you (if you don't watch out) Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-06463 10-in. 3/26/1937 Would you like to buy a dream? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-06464 10-in. 3/26/1937 Big Boy Blue Bill Dillard ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet director, instrumentalist, saxophone, vocalist  
Victor BS-06465 10-in. 3/26/1937 Where is the sun? Beatrice Douglas ; Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-06466 10-in. 3/26/1937 The Harlem twister Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-06467 10-in. 3/26/1937 My Marie Teddy Hill NBC Orchestra Jazz/dance band director, instrumentalist, saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 49 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hill, Teddy," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106446.

Hill, Teddy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106446.

"Hill, Teddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

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