The Spirits Of Rhythm - Black & White 23 (1945)

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Teddy Bunn (1909 - July 20, 1978) was a top-rated American blues and jazz guitarist in the 1930s.

Theodore Bunn was born in Freeport, New York in 1909. Twenty years later in 1929 he began recording with Duke Ellington as a guest performer. From 1929 to 1931, he played with The Washboard Serenaders. He recorded with the Spirits of Rhythm from 1932 to 1937 and again from 1939 to 1941.

Bunn recorded with such musicians as Sidney Bechet, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, J.C. Higginbotham and Lionel Hampton. After he recorded four solo numbers for Blue Note, his popularity apparently declined.

By the 1970s Bunn played electric guitar almost exclusively in R&B bands. He died on July 20, 1978 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Ulysses Livingston (January 29, 1912, Bristol, Tennessee - October 7, 1988, Los Angeles) was an American jazz guitarist and bass guitarist.

Livingston's career in music began in the band of Horace Henderson as a roadie (or, as Henderson called them, "valet"). Prior to this he had played in the band of the West Virginia State College. After his period with Henderson he played in carnival bands on traveling road shows. In the middle of the 1930s he began to get jazz gigs with Lil Armstrong, Frankie Newton, Sammy Price, Coleman Hawkins, and Benny Carter.

After moving to New York City, he accompanied Ella Fitzgerald on tour and on record. He served briefly in the military during World War II, but returned to jazz playing on the West Coast in 1943. He played with Cee Pee Johnson in Hawaii in 1947.

Alongside his guitar playing, Livingston also sang with the Spirits of Rhythm, and led a group called the Four Blazes. From the 1950s he did freelance work with West Coast jazz musicians and also became active as a record producer. In the 1970s he took up electric bass alongside the guitar, and recorded with both instruments.

These two sides are from the last recording session by The Spirits Of Rhythm on January 24, 1945 in Los Angeles.

Leonard Feather p / Teddy Bunn, Ulysses Livingston g / Red Callender sb / Georgie Vann v / Leo Watson scat v.

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