Charlie Teagarden (July 19, 1913, Vernon, Texas – December 10, 1984, Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the younger brother of Jack Teagarden.
Teagarden worked locally in
before he and Jack joined Ben Pollack's Orchestra in 1929. Pollack's recordings
were Teagarden's first. He then worked with Red Nichols (1931) and Roger Wolfe
Kahn (1932) before doing an extended run in Paul Whiteman's orchestra
(1933-40). In 1936 he, Jack, and Frankie Trumbauer played together in the
ensemble The Three T's.
Teagarden played in his brother's big band in 1940, but soon branched off to lead his own ensembles. He played with Jimmy Dorsey in 1948-50 and Bob Crosby from 1954-58, as well as working with Pete Fountain in the 1960s. He worked steadily in
after 1959. His only release as a leader was issued in 1962 on Coral Records.
At the 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival, he performed with Jack, sister Norma, and
mother Helen. Teagarden went into semi-retirement in the 1970s.
Paul Whiteman dir / Eddie Wade, Charlie Teagarden, Harry Goldfield t / Jack Teagarden tb, v / Bill Rank, Jack Fulton tb / Bennie Bonacio cl, bcl, as / John Cordaro cl, bcl, as, bar / Charles Strickfaden cl, as, ts, bar, o / Frank Trumbauer cl, as, Cm / Roy Bargy, Ramona Davies p / Mike Pingatore bj, g / Norman McPherson bb / Art Miller sb / Larry Gomar d.
Recorded in New York on July 9, 1935.
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