Ted Buckner

Teddy Buckner (July 16, 1909 in Sherman, Texas – September 22, 1994 in Los Angeles, California) was an American jazz trumpeter associated with Dixieland music.

Early in his career Buckner played with Sonny Clay. He worked with Buck Clayton in Shanghai in 1934, and later worked with Benny Carter among others. From 1949 to 1954, he worked in Kid Ory's band, which was perhaps the closest to the style he preferred. In the late 1950s his work with Sidney Bechet in France made him popular there but, before going to France, he recorded the soundtrack of the movie King Creole with Elvis Presley in 1958. From 1965 to 1981 he performed with his traditional Dixieland jazz band at Disneyland's New Orleans Square.

In addition to this he worked with blues musician T-Bone Walker and did some acting. This included an uncredited role in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? He played cornet in a few of his film roles.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 16, 1909 (Sherman), Died September 22, 1994 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1947 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 80037 10/7/1949 Who's sorry now Castle Jazz Band ; Kid Ory and his Creole Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83366 10/7/1952 Eh! Là-bas Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83367 10/7/1952 Savoy blues Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83368 10/7/1952 Tiger rag Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca 83369 10/7/1952 Twelfth Street rag Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4528 11/3/1947 Goldwyn stomp Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4529 11/3/1947 Red top Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4530 11/3/1947 Giddy up Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4543 11/10/1947 Hawk's nest Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4544 11/10/1947 Mingus fingers Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4545 11/10/1947 Muchacho azul Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  
Decca L 4546 11/10/1947 Midnight sun Lionel Hampton Orchestra instrumentalist, trumpet  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Buckner, Teddy," accessed January 17, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306059.

Buckner, Teddy. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306059.

"Buckner, Teddy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 17 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/306059

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