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Eddie Condon

A major propagandist for freewheeling Chicago jazz, an underrated rhythm guitarist, and a talented wisecracker, Eddie Condon's main importance to jazz was not so much through his own playing as in his ability to gather together large groups of all-stars and produce exciting, spontaneous, and very coherent music.

Condon started out playing banjo with Hollis Peavey's Jazz Bandits when he was 17, he worked with members of the famed Austin High School Gang in the 1920s, and in 1927 he co-led (with Red McKenzie) the McKenzie-Condon Chicagoans on a record date that helped define Chicago jazz (and featured Jimmy McPartland, Jimmy Teschemacher, Joe Sullivan, and Gene Krupa). After organizing some other record sessions, Condon switched to guitar, moved to New York in 1929, worked with Red Nichols' Five Pennies and Red McKenzie's Blue Blowers, and recorded in several settings, including with Louis Armstrong (1929) and the Rhythm Makers (1932). During 1936-1937, he co-led a band with Joe Marsala.

Although Condon had to an extent laid low since the beginning of the Depression, in 1938, with the opportunity to lead some sessions for the new Commodore label, he became a major name. Playing nightly at Nick's (1937-1944), Condon utilized top musicians in racially mixed groups. He started a long series of exciting recordings (which really continued on several labels up until his death), and his Town Hall concerts of 1944-1945 (which were broadcast weekly on the radio) were consistently brilliant and gave him an opportunity to show his verbal acid wit; the Jazzology label reissued them complete and in chronological order. Condon opened his own club in 1945, recorded for Columbia in the 1950s (all of those records have been made available by Mosaic on a limited-edition box set), and wrote three colorful books, including his 1948 memoirs We Called It Music. A partial list of the classic musicians who performed and recorded often with Condon include trumpeters/cornetists Wild Bill Davison, Max Kaminsky, Billy Butterfield, Bobby Hackett, Rex Stewart, and Hot Lips Page; trombonists Jack Teagarden, Lou McGarity, Cutty Cutshall, George Brunies, and Vic Dickenson; clarinetists Pee Wee Russell, Edmond Hall, Joe Marsala, Peanuts Hucko, and Bob Wilbur; Bud Freeman on tenor; baritonist Ernie Caceres; pianists Gene Schroeder, Joe Sullivan, Jess Stacy, and Ralph Sutton; drummers George Wettling, Dave Tough, and Gene Krupa; a string of bassists; and singer Lee Wiley. Many Eddie Condon records are currently available, and no jazz collection is complete without at least a healthy sampling. ~ Scott Yanow
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Selected Discography

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Track List: The Town Hall Concerts Three and Four

1. Ballin' the Jack (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Billy Butterfield, Benny Morton & Edmond Hall) (Live)

2. Whatcha Doin' After the War? (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Billy Butterfield, Benny Morton & Edmond Hall) (Live)

3. I'm Coming Virginia (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Billy Butterfield, Benny Morton & Edmond Hall) (Live)

4. It's Been so Long (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Billy Butterfield, Benny Morton & Edmond Hall) (Live)

5. What's New? (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Billy Butterfield, Benny Morton & Edmond Hall) (Live)

6. The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Billy Butterfield, Benny Morton, Edmond Hall & Liza Morrow) (Live)

7. Generic Blues (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Billy Butterfield, Benny Morton & Edmond Hall) (Live)

8. Muskrat Ramble (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart & Bob Haggart) (Live)

9. Mean to Me (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart & Bob Haggart) (Live)

10. When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart & Bob Haggart) (Live)

11. Body and Soul (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart & Bob Haggart) (Live)

12. Ja Da (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart & Bob Haggart) (Live)

13. Back in Your Own Back Yard (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart & Bob Haggart) (Live)

14. You Don't Know What Love Is (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart, Bob Haggart & Liza Morrow) (Live)

15. Medley: Generic Blues / Ole Miss (feat. Bobby Hackett, Max Kaminsky, Oran "Hot Lips" Page, Ernie Caceres, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Garuso, Bill Harris, Clyde Hart & Bob Haggart) (Live)

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Track List: Star Light

1. Royal Garden Blues

2. I´ll Be A Friend With Pleasure

3. Stars Fell On Alabama

4. Farewell Blues

5. She's Funny That Way

6. I´m Coming Virginia

7. Impromptu Ensemble No. 1

8. Singin´ The Blues

9. Dill Pickles

10. We Called It Music

11. Louisiana

12. Nobody Knows

13. At The Jazz Band Ball

14. Improvisation For The March Of Time

15. Lowman River

16. Maple Leaf Rag

17. Down Among The Sheltering Palms

18. Jazz Me Blues

19. Grace And Beauty

20. From Monday On

21. Fidgety Feet

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Track List: Eddie Condon At The Jazz Band Ball

1. At The Jazz Band Ball

2. Aunt Hagar's Blues

3. There'll Be Some Changes Made

4. Somebody Loves Me

5. Improvisation For March Of Time

6. We Called It Music

7. She's Funny That Way

8. Impromptu Ensemble No. 1

9. Nobody's Sweetheart

10. Farewell Blues

11. Down Among The Sheltering Palms

12. Stars Fell On Alabama

13. Nobody Knows

14. Grace And Beauty

15. The Sheik Of Araby

16. Friars Point Shuffle

17. Makin' Friends

18. I'm Gonna Stomp, Mr. Henry Lee

19. That's A Serious Thing

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Track List: Authentic Chicago Dixie

1. The Eel

2. Home Cooking

3. Love Is Just Around The Corner

4. Beat To The Socks

5. Sunday Jazz

6. California, Here I Come

7. Ballin' The Jack

8. I Ain'T Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll

9. It's Right Here For You

10. Strut, Miss Lizzie

11. Oh Sister! Ain't That Hot?

12. Georgia Grind

13. You're Some Pretty Doll

14. Dancing Fool

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Track List: Condon A La Carte

2. I ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jelly Roll

3. Save Your Sorrow

5. Tell Em' About Me

6. Strut Miss Lizzie

7. Ballin' The Jack

8. Pray For The Lights To Go Out

9. Georgia Grind

10. You're Some Pretty Doll

11. Oh sister! Ain't That Hot

12. Dancing Fool

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Track List: Beat To The Socks

1. Love Is Just Around The Corner (1)

2. Love Is Just Around The Corner (2)

3. Beat To The Socks

4. Carnegie Drag (Jam Session At Commodore No. 1) (1)

5. Carnegie Drag (Jam Session At Commodore No. 1) (2)

6. Jada (1)

7. Jada (2)

8. Embraceable You (Jam Session At Commodore No. 2)

9. Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland (1)

10. Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland (2)

11. Diane (1)

12. Diane (2)

13. Serenade To A Shylock (Jam Session A Commodore No. 2) (1)

14. Serenade To A Shylock (Jam Session A Commodore No. 2) (2)

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Track List: Spotlight On

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Track List: The Eddie Condon Concerts

1. The Lady's In Love With You

2. China Boy

3. Clarinet Chase

4. Pennies From Heaven

5. D.A. Blues

6. Pee Wee's Town Hall Stomp

7. Impromptu Emsemble #1

8. Rosetta

9. Memphis Blues

10. Pee Wee Blues

11. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll

12. Black And Blue

13. I'd Climb The Highest Mountian

14. Impromptu Emsemble #2

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Track List: Ivy League Jazz

1. At The Jazz Band Ball

2. Maple Leaf Rag

3. Jazz Me Blues

6. Down Among The Sheltering Palms

7. Ida Sweet As Apple Cider

9. Improvisation For The March Of Time

10. When Your Lover Has Gone

11. Wherever There's Love

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Track List: Ol' Man River

1. Wolverine Blues (Live)

2. St. James Infirmary (Live)

3. China Boy (Live)

4. That´s A Plenty (Live)

5. The Song Is Ended (Live)

6. Hindustan (Live)

7. The Minor Drag (Live)

8. Davenport Blues (Live)

9. Apex Blues (Live)

10. Put ´Em Down Blues (Live)

11. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Live)

12. What´s The Use? (Live)

13. When A Woman Loves A Man (Live)

14. Jazz Me Blues (Live)

15. Ol´ Man River (Live)

16. At The Jazz Band Ball (Live)

17. Louisiana (Live)

18. Fidgety Feet (Live)

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Track List: 1927-1943

1. Carnegie Jump

2. Carnegie Drag

3. Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland

4. Diane

5. (You're Some) Pretty Doll

6. Dancin' Fool

7. Serenade To A Shylock

8. Beat To The Socks

9. Squeeze Me

10. That's A Plenty

11. Home Cooking

12. Madame Dynamite

13. Tennessee Twilight

14. I'm Gonna Stomp, Mr.Henry Lee

15. That's A Serious Thing

16. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry

17. Making Friends

18. Indiana

19. Oh! Baby (from Rain or Shine)

20. Nobody's Sweetheart

21. China Boy (Go Sleep)

22. Sugar

23. Liza

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Track List: Confidentially...It's Condon

1. That's A Plenty

2. Ballin' The Jack

3. Cherry

4. Wherever There's Love

5. Ja Da

6. It's Been So Long

7. Royal Garden Blues

8. Sugar

9. Back In Your Own Backyard

10. Back Home In Indiana

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Track List: Eddie Condon 1938-1945

1. Save Your Sorrow For Tomorrow

2. Strut Miss Lizzie

3. It's Right Here For You

4. That's A Plenty

5. Ballin' The Jack

6. Georgia Grind

7. Uncle Sam Blues

8. Oh Sister I Ain't That Hot?

9. Someone To Watch Over Me

10. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

11. You're Some Pretty Doll

12. Pray For The Lights To Go Out

13. Cherry

14. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None O' This Jellyroll

15. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

16. Ballin' The Jack

17. Dancing Fool

18. Sweet Georgia Brown

19. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else

20. Tell 'em About Me

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Track List: Fidgety Feet

Disc 1

1. There'll Be Some Changes Made

2. How Come You Do Me Like You Do

3. Blues

4. Tin Roof Blues

5. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

Disc 2

1. At The Jazzband Ball

2. Ol' Man River

3. I'll Be A Friend With Pleaure

4. Singin' The Blues

5. Fidgety Feet

6. From Monday On

7. I'm Comin' Virginia

8. Royal Garden Blues

9. Louisana

10. Jazz Me Blues

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Track List: Dr. Jazz, Vol. 16

1. Deep Harlem (Radio Session)

2. Hindustan (Radio Session)

3. Ballin' The Jack (Radio Session)

4. How Come You Do Me Like You Do (Radio Session)

5. The Lady Is A Tramp (Radio Session)

6. It's Been So Long (Radio Session)

7. Danny Boy (Radio Session)

8. It All Depends On You (Radio Session)

9. Royal Garden Blues (Radio Session)

10. Medley (Radio Session)

11. Blues For 1951 (Radio Session)

12. The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else (Radio Session)

13. If I Had You (Radio Session)

14. Original Dixieland One Step (Radio Session)

15. Easter Parade (Radio Session)

16. Baby Won't You Please Come Home (Radio Session)

17. The Blues/Ole Miss (Radio Session)

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Track List: Eddie Condon and Friends featuring Max Kaminsky and Wild Bill Davison

1. Opening Theme

2. Darktown Strutters Ball

3. Everybody Loves My Baby

4. Of All the Wrongs You’ve Done To Me

5. Jam Session Blues

6. Mandy, Make Up Your Mind

8. Sheik of Araby

9. Jam Session Jump

10. The Man I Love

11. Somebody Loves Me

12. Muskrat Ramble

13. Squeeze Me

14. Royal Garden Blues

15. That Da Da Strain

16. That’s a Plenty

17. Black and Blue

18. Jazz Me Blues

19. Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams

20. Someday Sweetheart

21. Dippermouth Blues

22. Home

23. Old Fashioned Love

24. Eccentric

25. Closing Theme

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Track List: 1930-1944 (Live)

1. That's A Plenty (Live)

2. Panama (Live)

3. When Your Lover Has Gone (Live)

4. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (Live)

5. Rose Room (Live)

6. I Must Have That Man (Live)

7. Original Dixieland One Step (Live)

8. Baby Won't You Please Come Home (Live)

9. Sensation (Live)

10. Fidgety Feet (Live)

11. Oh, Sister Ain't That Hot (Live)

12. Georgia Grind (Live)

13. Ballin' The Jack (Live)

14. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll (Live)

15. Ja-Da (Live)

16. Love Is Just Around The Corner (Live)

17. Embraceable You (Live)

18. Sunday (Live)

19. California Here I Come (Live)

20. The Eel (Live)

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Track List: Eddie Condon - Dixieland All-Stars

1. There'll Be Some Changes Made

2. Nobody's Sweetheart

3. Friar's Point Shuffle

4. Someday Sweetheart

5. When Your Lover Has Gone

6. Wherever There's Love

8. 's Wonderful

9. Someone To Watch Over Me

10. The Sheik Of Araby

11. The Man I Love

12. Somebody Loves Me

13. I'll Build A Starway To Paradise

14. My One And Only

15. Oh, Lady Be Good

16. Swanee

17. Farewell Blues

18. Improvisation For The March Of Time

19. (I've Got A Woman, Crazy For Me) She's Funny That Way

20. Stars Fell On Alabama

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Track List: Town Hall Concerts Vol. 1

Disc 1

2. Peg O' My Heart

6. Uncle Sam Blues

7. Someone To Watch Over Me

10. I Must Have That Man

12. The Sheik Of Araby

13. Zaza

14. Time On My Hands

16. Impromptu Ensemble

Disc 2

1. Ballin' The Jack

3. I'm Coming Virginia

4. It's Been So Long

9. Mean To Me

10. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street

11. Body And Soul

12. Ja Da

15. Impromptu Ensemble

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Track List: Bixieland

1. At The Jazz Band Ball

2. Ol' Man River

3. I'll Be A Friend With Pleasure

4. Singin' The Blues

5. Fidgety Feet

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Track List: Honeysuckle Rose

1. You're Some Pretty Doll

2. A Shine On Your Shoes

3. Dancing Fool

4. Honeysuckle Rose

5. Oh Peter You're So Nice

6. Minor Mood

7. Oh Sister I Ain't That Hot

8. Serenade To A Shylock

9. Yes Suh

10. Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn

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Few can claim to have a genre of jazz named for them. There is such and it is called Condon Style.
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Real great old days jazz, not like the junk that's being peddled today!
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The Man I Love, as performed by the Eddie Condon Orchestra. The vocalist is the incomparable Lee Wiley. What a treat.
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Solid!
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I'd heard a lot of snow fell on Alabama but I was unaware that stars fell on Alabama too
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Great listening!
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boogiespeed
yeah doggies!
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albettown
some beautiful music
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His kinda musician didn't flat his fifths, he'd drink it.

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