Home / Biography / Teddy Powell

Teddy Powell

Biography

For a limited period in 1939, Teddy Powell led among the top big bands in jazz. With an ensemble filled with top music artists, Powell had an extremely successful six-week operate in the Famous Door in NY. Powell bragged that he previously done very quickly what it used Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey years to perform. But once he required his music group on the highway, having less name recognition led to small crowds, cash began to become lost as well as the even more notable sidemen remaining for other profitable jobs. The dream was quickly over! Teddy Powell started playing violin when he was eight, found the banjo when he was 14 and led his 1st music group the following yr. Powell worked well locally with Lou Vocalist and Ray Western (1927) before becoming a member of Abe Lyman’s Orchestra where he continued to be until 1934. Powell caused Lyman on the business enterprise side from the music business through 1938, arranging radio rings. In past due 1938, Powell come up with his personal big music group and following its preliminary success and problems on the highway, the Teddy Powell Orchestra were able to survive like a second-level music group for quite some time. A disastrous open fire in the Rustic Cabin in NJ in Oct. 1941 led to the orchestra dropping all its tools but Powell could keep carefully the big music group (which underwent a whole lot of turnover) entering 1944 but not documenting anything after 1942. Previously editions from the music group produced swinging recordings for Decca and Bluebird. Among Powell’s sidemen over time had been clarinetist Gus Bivona, pianist Tony Aless, clarinetist Irving Fazola, tenor-saxophonist Charlie Ventura and trumpeter Pete Candoli. After his big band’s break up, Powell focused on composing and organizing. He wrote many hit music (including “Bewildered” and “If My Center Could Only Chat”) and led periodic big rings including in Connecticut and Miami. In old age (especially after 1957) Teddy Powell was mainly involved with his very own music posting business.

Quick Facts


Full Name Teddy Powell
Died November 17, 1993, New York City, New York, United States
Nationality American
Music Songs Goodbye Mama, Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight, Serenade To A Maid, Bluebird Boogie Woogie, March of the Toys, If You Are But A Dream, How About You, There Won't Be A Shortage Of Love, It All Comes Back To Me Now, Hoe Down, Straight Eight Boogie, Talking a Chance on Love, Here's My Heart, Sweethearts Or Strangers, Got The Moon In My Pocket, All Those Wonderful Years, Kickin' The Conga Around, 'Tain't No Good, How Do You Do Without Me?, In Pinetop's Footsteps, Jersey Bounce, I'd Love You Again, Time on My Hands, Jamaica Jam, That Old Gang of Mine, Yes Indeed, Jungle Boogie, Pussy In The Corner, In A Persian Market, Flea On A Spree, Teddy Bear Boogie, Sphinx
Albums Ridin' the Subways, The Complete Teddy Powell, Sweethearts Or Strangers


  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures


Looks like we don't have interesting facts information. Sorry!



Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kesäillan valssi 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bank Job 2008 lyrics: "Unchain My Heart" / music: "Unchain My Heart" / writer: "Unchain My Heart"
Esti showder 2007 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Queens 2005 writer: "Unchain my Heart"
Ray 2004/I writer: "Unchain My Heart"
Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Agent of Influence 2002 TV Movie writer: "UNCHAIN MY HEART"
Lakeuden kutsu 2000 writer: "Kuningaskobra Snake Charmer"
Enkelin silmin - 10-vuotisjuhlakonsertti 1999 TV Movie writer: "Kuningaskobra" Snake Charmer
Tuttu juttu 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Der König von St. Pauli 1998 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tammerkosken sillalla 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
All Men Are Liars 1995 writer: "Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Virtaset ja Kekkonen 1993 writer: "Kuningaskobra The Snake Charmer"
Boomerang 1992 "Bewildered"
Harlem Nights 1989 writer: "Heaven Help This Heart Of Mine"
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary writer: "Unchain My Heart"
Pennies from Heaven 1978 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ballad in Blue 1965 writer: "Unchain My Heart" - uncredited
Four Hits and a Mister 1962 Short writer: "Gotta See Baby Tonight" - as Freddie James
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1958 music - 1 episode, 1958
Ranch Party 1957 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Basin Street Revue 1956 writer: "Bewildered" - uncredited
Show Time at the Apollo 1955 TV Series 1 episode
The Big Sombrero 1949 lyrics: "La Golondrina"
You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart 1946 Short writer: "You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart" - as Freddy James
Jam Session 1944 performer: "'Murder,' He Says"
Call of the Canyon 1942 writer: " Give Me Back My Boots And Saddle"
Frances Carroll & 'The Coquettes' 1940 Short writer: "Snake Charmer" - uncredited
Swing! 1938 lyrics: "Heaven Help this Heart of Mine" / music: "Heaven Help this Heart of Mine"
Boots and Saddles 1937 lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" 1935 - uncredited / music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" 1935 - uncredited
Mail and Female 1937/II Short music: "I Can't Go On Like This" - uncredited
The Gay Desperado 1936 "Lamento Gitano/Gypsy Lament"
The Border Patrolman 1936 lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" - uncredited / music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" - uncredited
College Dads 1936 Short writer: "You've Got What It Takes" - uncredited
Heroes of the Range 1936 lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" 1935 - uncredited / music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" 1935 - uncredited
The Phantom Ship 1936 Short writer: "You've Got What It Takes" - uncredited

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jam Session 1944 Teddy Powell

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alan Courtney's 1280 Club 1944 Short Himself

Looks like we don't have awards information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have quotes information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!



Looks like we don't have pictures. Sorry!

Check Also

Nancy Wilson

Diva Nancy Wilson was among modern music’s most stylish and sultry vocalists; while frequently crossing …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *