Ted Buckner

Theodore Guy Buckner (December 14, 1913, St. Louis, Missouri - April 12, 1976, Detroit, Michigan) was an American jazz saxophonist. He was the brother of Milt Buckner.

Buckner was raised in Detroit, where he played very early in his career before joining McKinney's Cotton Pickers. He was best known for his time spent in the orchestra of Jimmie Lunceford, where he remained from 1937 to 1943. After working with Lunceford, Buckner primarily played locally in Detroit, where he worked into the 1970s. His activities included small jazz combos, work in the Motown studios, and co-leading a big band with Jimmy Wilkins, Ernie Wilkins's brother. He toured Europe in 1975, and also appeared in the New McKinney's Cotton Pickers that decade.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 14, 1913 (St. Louis), Died April 12, 1976 (Detroit)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, clarinet, flute

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick B23760 10-in. 11/28/1938 You're so desirable Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23761 10-in. 11/28/1938 You're gonna see a lot of me Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23762 10-in. 11/28/1938 Hello, my darling Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Brunswick B23763 10-in. 11/28/1938 Let's dream in the moonlight Billie Holiday ; Teddy Wilson Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63133 10-in. 1/6/1938 Margie-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63134 10-in. 1/6/1938 The love nest-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63135 10-in. 1/6/1938 I'm laughing up my sleeve-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63585 10-in. 4/12/1938 Down by the old mill stream-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63586 10-in. 4/12/1938 My melancholy baby-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63587 10-in. 4/12/1938 Sweet Sue, just you-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 63588 10-in. 4/12/1938 By the River Sainte Marie-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone  
Decca 68874 10-in. 3/26/1941 Blue prelude-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 68875 10-in. 3/26/1941 I had a proposition-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 68876 10-in. 3/26/1941 Twenty-four robbers-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 68877 10-in. 3/26/1941 Battle axe-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 69035 10-in. 4/22/1941 Peace and love for all-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 69036 10-in. 4/22/1941 Chocolate Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 69680 10-in. 8/26/1941 Gone-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 69681 10-in. 8/26/1941 Hi spook-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 69682 10-in. 8/26/1941 Yard dog mazurka-1, 3 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 69683 10-in. 8/26/1941 Impromptu-2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 70093 10-in. 12/22/1941 Blues in the night, part 1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 70094 10-in. 12/22/1941 Blues in the night, part 2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 70095 10-in. 12/23/1941 I'm losing my mind (because of you) Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
Decca 70096 10-in. 12/23/1941 Life is fine-1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute  
(Results 1-25 of 37 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Buckner, Ted," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201254.

Buckner, Ted. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201254.

"Buckner, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

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