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A Jazz Holiday

Ted Lewis & His Band


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Feat. Muggsy Spainer


Recorded in New York City on April 3rd 1928 with featured personnel including Ted Lewis director, alto sax, & vocals, Muggsy Spainer trumpet, Harry Raderman and George Brunis trombones, and Don Murray clarinet.

*"A Jazz Holiday" was composed by W. Benton Overstreet and Walter Melrose.

Ted Lewis was mainly a comedian who organized his first band in Coney Island in 1916. He made his debut on record with "Earl Fuller's Jass Band" the following year and went solo in 1919 taking much of the band with him. As leader of one of the most celebrated dance groups in the country by the early '20s Ted and his band traveled the Orpheum Circuit performing at top vaudeville theaters in the U.S. and Europe.

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