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Jack Gardner

Francis Henry "Jumbo Jack" Gardner August 14, 1903, Joliet, Illinois – November 26, 1957, Dallas, Texas) was an American jazz pianist.

Gardner played locally in Denver in the early 1920s, including with Doc Becker's Blue Devils and Boyd Senter's band. He moved to Chicago in 1923, where he led his own band in addition to playing with musicians like Wingy Manone, Jean Goldkette, and Gene Austin. He remained in Chicago through 1937, playing with Jimmy McPartland in 1936. Moving to New York City, he began associations with Sandy Williams's orchestra and Harry James, but returned to Chicago early in the 1940s, where he led his own group. In 1944 he recorded with Baby Dodds. He spent much of his later life playing in Dallas, Texas.

Gardner's compositions include the song "Bye, Bye, Pretty Baby".

Birth and Death Data: Born August 14th, 1903 (Joliet), Died November 26th, 1957 (Dallas)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, songwriter, piano, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-34038 10-in. 12/17/1925 Hangin' around Fred Hamm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-39135 10-in. 8/30/1927 Bye-bye pretty baby Frank Crumit Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-39449 10-in. 7/21/1927 Bye-bye, pretty baby Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-45571 10-in. 6/8/1928 You're wonderful Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 141942 10-in. 4/9/1926 Hangin' around Original Indiana Five Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142046 10-in. 4/19/1926 Hangin' around Warner's Seven Aces Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Columbia 144456 10-in. 7/15/1927 Bye-bye pretty baby Royal Troubadours Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144503 10-in. 7/26/1927 Bye-bye pretty baby Broadway Nitelites ; Bob Carroll Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W144537 10-in. 8/8/1927 Bye-bye pretty baby Billy "Uke" Carpenter Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio songwriter  
Columbia W145830 10-in. 3/23/1928 You're wonderful Paul Ash Orchestra ; Paul Small Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146372 10-in. 5/31/1928 You're wonderful Broadway Bellhops Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh 8746 10-in. Oct. 1924 Too late now Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter, leader  
OKeh 8747 10-in. Oct. 1924 Ponjola Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
OKeh 8748 10-in. Oct. 1924 Who? You? Jack Gardner Orchestra ; Dillon White Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
OKeh 8749 10-in. Oct. 1924 I know she does (Because she told me so) Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist, leader  
OKeh 8750 10-in. Oct. 1924 Who'd a thunk it Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader, composer  
OKeh 8751 10-in. Oct. 1924 By the river Nile Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
OKeh 8752 10-in. Oct. 1924 Blackin' blues Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh 8753 10-in. Oct. 1924 You'll never know the difference (A hundred years from now) Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
OKeh 9352 10-in. Sept. 1925 Ida I do Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh 9353 10-in. Sept. 1925 Give me just a little bit Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh 9354 10-in. Sept. 1925 Hitch up the horses Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
OKeh 9355 10-in. Sept. 1925 Hot aire Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh 9356 10-in. Sept. 1925 The camel walk Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band leader  
OKeh 9357 10-in. Sept. 1925 When a blonde makes up her mind to do you good Jack Gardner Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
(Results 1-25 of 44 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gardner, Jack," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109662.

Gardner, Jack. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109662.

"Gardner, Jack." 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/109662

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