Album Review

Teagarden, Jack – “Club Hangover Broadcasts” – [Arbors Records]

domitype   1/19/2009   CD, Jazz

In 1954 San Francisco was still a major city for traditional/dixie Jazz (after the revival in the mid 40’s) and Jack Teagarden was a All-Star, late of Louis Armstreong’s band, on his own out on the West Coast. His band became a regular at the Club Hangover and his sister, the late Norma Teagarden joined him on piano. The shows on this recording were broadcast on CBS with the added treat of solo piano work from Lil Hardin Armstrong – one of the members of the Hot Five and Seven, Louis Armstrong’s first jazz band – and a major composer of jazz tunes in her own right.
An interesting note: because of a cabaret tax law in force, Jack could not sing at the Club Hangover without charging a 20% tax to the customers (he was
as famous for his singing as his trombone playing)

Most of the tracks are announced on play through, but if you cue up to a
song the CD should skip the announcement. YAY! – David Richoux

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