THE BEST OF DIXIELAND - Volume 1 EDDIE CONDON EDDIE CONDON & HIS WINDY CITY SEVEN: Bobby Hackett (cn), George Brunies (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), Eddie Condon (g ), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (dm) - January 17, 1938. 1 Love Is Just Around The Corner (Gelner) 00:00 2 Beat To The Socks (Stacy - Condon - Freeman) 03:02 3 Ja-Da (Carleton) 05:50 4 Carnegie Drag (Stacy - Condon - Freeman) 08:30 5 Carnegie Jump (Stacy - Condon - Freeman) 11:45 EDDIE CONDON & HIS WINDY CITY SEVEN: same. Jack Teagarden (tb, voc), replaces Brunies - April 30, 1938. 6 Embraceable You (Gershwin) 14:24 7 Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland (Friedman -Whitson) 18:30 8 Diane (Pollack - Rapee) 21:36 9 Serenade To A Shylock (Russell) 24:40 EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND: Bobby Hackett (cn), Vernon Brown (tb) / Pee Wee Russell (cl ), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), Lionel Hampton (dm) - November 12, 1938. 10 Sunday (Conn - Styne -Miller) 29:12 11 California, Here I Come (DeSylva - Meyer - Jolson) 32:22 EDDIE CONDON AND HIS CHICAGOANS: Max Kaminsky (tp), Brad Gowans (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Bud Freeman (ts), Joe Sullivan (p), Eddie Condon (g), Clyde Newcombe (b), Dave Tough (d) - August 11, 1939. 12 There'll Be Some Changes Made (Higgins - Overstreet) 35:24 13 Nobody's Sweetheart (Kahn - Erdman - Schoebel - Meyers) 38:09 14 Friars Point Shuffle (Condon - McKenzie) 41:33 15 Someday, Sweetheart (Spikes) 44:20 EDDIE CONDON AND HIS BAND: Max Kaminsky (tp), Brad Gowans,(tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Joe Bushkin (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (dm) - November 30, 1939. 16 I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly-Roll (Williams) 47:27 17 Strut Miss Lizzie (Creamer - Layton) 50:21 18 It's Right Here For You (Bradford) 53:21 19 Ballin' The Jack (Smith - Burris) 56:20 JAM SESSION AT COMMODORE: Max Kaminsky (tp), Muggsy Spanier (cn), Miff Mole, Brad Gowans (tb), Pee Wee Russrll (cl), Joe Marsala (cl, as), Bud Freeman (ts), Jess Stacy (p), Eddie Condon (g), Artie Shapiro (b), George Wettling (dm) - March 24, 1940 20 A Good Man Is Hard To Find / pt. 1 (Green) 59:14 21 A Good Man Is Hard To Find / pt. 2 (Green) 01:03:45 22 A Good Man Is Hard To Find / pt. 3 (Green) 01:08:05 23 A Good Man Is Hard To Find / pt. 4 (Green) 01:12:11
Eddie CONDON and his Orchestra.
Red Nichols feature Nichols 1929 Did you know that Eddie Condon could sing? Here is a feature from 1929 of cornettist Red Nichols and his Five Pennies Red Nichols had a long time musical relationship with Miff Mole. Is this Miff, and when the If is yes why didn't he got featured? I was informed by yvesfrancois it was Herb Taylor. This is probably the earliest film of Pee Wee Russell on clarinet. Who is the drummer? Dave Tough, Vic Burton or Chauncey Morehouse. Eddie Condon plays on a mandoline guitar as well on banjo. Of course Eddie switched to 4 string tenor guitar. Why? Eddie"s quote: "This all came of a conversation I had with [John] Steinbeck once when we were standing in a men's room somewhere. Steinbeck asked me why I didn't play the banjo any more and I told him that went out with the high-button shoes." Eddie had more famous quotes: "The boppers flat their fifths. We consume ours." About bandleader Ted Lewis: "Ted Lewis could make the clarinet talk. What it said was 'put me back in the case!'"
Albert Edwin Condon (16 November 1905 -- 4 August 1973), better known as Eddie Condon, was a jazz banjoist, guitarist, and bandleader. A leading figure in the so-called "Chicago school" of early Dixieland, he also played piano and sang on occasion. Condon was born in Goodland, Indiana. After some time playing ukulele, he switched to banjo and was a professional musician by 1921. He was based in Chicago for most of the 1920s, and played with such jazz notables as Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and Frank Teschemacher. In 1928 Condon moved to New York City. He frequently arranged jazz sessions for various record labels, sometimes playing with the artists he brought to the recording studios, including Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. He organised racially-integrated recording sessions - when these were still rare - with Waller, Armstrong and Henry 'Red' Allen. He played with the band of Red Nichols for a time. Later, from 1938 he had a long association with Milt Gabler's Commodore Records. From the late 1930s on he was a regular at the Manhattan jazz club Nick's. The sophisticated variation on Dixieland music which Condon and his colleagues created there came to be nicknamed "Nicksieland." By this time, his regular circle of musical associates included Wild Bill Davison, Bobby Hackett, George Brunies, Edmond Hall and Pee Wee Russell. In 1939, he appeared with "Bobby Hacket and Band" in the Warner Brothers & Vitaphone film musical short-subject, "On the Air". Condon also did a series of jazz radio broadcasts from New York's Town Hall during 1944-45 which were nationally popular. These recordings survive, and have been issued on the Jazzology label. From 1945 through 1967 he ran his own New York jazz club, Eddie Condon's. In the 1950s Condon recorded a sequence of classic albums for Columbia Records. The musicians involved in these albums - and at Condon's club - included Wild Bill Davison, Bobby Hackett (cornet), Billy Butterfield (trumpet), Edmond Hall, Peanuts Hucko, Pee Wee Russell, Bob Wilber (clarinet), Cutty Cutshall, Lou McGarity, (trombone), Bud Freeman (tenor sax), Gene Schroeder, Dick Carey, Ralph Sutton (piano), Bob Casey, Walter Page, Jack Lesberg, Al Hall (bass), George Wettling, Buzzy Drootin, Cliff Leeman (drums). (extract from Wikipedia 2011)