[Dixielandjazz] Teddy Buckner

dingle dingle at baldwin-net.com
Mon Nov 15 16:32:12 PST 2004

James Kashishian wrote:

>Bob Romans wrote:
>In the early sixties a friend of mine and I used to go to a restaurant in
>West Covina, California, and listen to Teddy Buckner and his band.
>I understand he was in the movie, "The Five Penny's", along with Satchmo. 
>I've mentioned before that I spent 3 nites a week in the Beverly Caverns  in
>Los Angeles in the late 50's listening to Teddy Buckner.  The other 4 nites
>I was busy with our "young band" playing at the Roug et Noir in Seal Beach
>(the South Frisco).  
>Teddy was a fantastic horn man, an excellent band leader & entertainer.  He
>was extremely friendly with everyone around him, including his band members.
>Great memories!  I picked up a lot of ideas from him, both commercially &
>Yes, he was in Five Pennies, and was often used in films when they couldn't
>afford Satchmo (Teddy looked a bit like him).  
>Good to see his name mentioned again.
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Jean and I used to go to the West Covina Bowl -- a lounge room in back 
of the bowling alley/ A dark red wall color and yellow lights -- hard to 
photograph against, but I did and have somewhere in my files a couple 
"moody" shots I made of this gentle and giving man. I too am glad to see 
him remembered here. By the way, if you have a copy of the Pete Kelly's 
Blues" movie you, will also see Teddy in the opening scene N.O. Funeral. 
Also in the shot was Freddie Kohlman though you have to look quick and 
hard to spot him. Worked with Freddie for over two years at Jazz Ltd. in 
Chicago '63-'65 before he went back to N.O. and was replaced by Barrett 
Don Ingle

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