Guitarist Albert Edwin Eddie Condon was born on November 16, 1905 in Goodland, Indiana. Eddie spent his childhood in Chicago Heights, Illinois and learned to play the banjo as a teenager. I work with bands from Chicago in the early 1920s, era in which his long career of 50 years with legends music as the clarinetist and saxophonist Pee Wee Russell, the cornetist Muggsy Spanier, drummer Gene Krupa and trumpeter Jimmy McPartland home. Eddie Condon also became legend as a pioneer in guitar rhythm and also as a promoter of jazz music. Condom organized combos, small and large group bands for decades covering various styles of jazz. Eddie Condon became a spokesman for jazz when his fame as a historian became known through his autobiography We Called It Music (we call it music) was published in 1947.
He is also author of other 4 books on history and jazz techniques. The most popular was Treasury of Jazz (jazz treasures), where He wrote: I touched all issues with all the jazz musicians that you know and also one hundred more which never heard name, but they should have heard. There were many extraordinary musicians who were not called Duke and Louis, but that played fantastically. After a recording session with Louis Armstrong, Condon joined network McKenzie vocalist to form The Chicagoans. He later organized a series of bands that defined the Chicago style. Notable groups include The Chicago Rhythm Kings, who recorded a wonderful version of I see Found a New Baby (I found a new girl); the Mound City Blue Blowers and The Rhythmakers, a group who became famous by recording a series of standards of jazz such as Yellow Dog Blues and Mean Old Bed Bug Blues in the traditional Chicago style. The cornetist and guitarist Bobby Hackett contract Condon in 1938. The result was another series of recordings that were made by era, topics such as At the Jazz Band Ball and Doin the New Lowdown.
Condon wrote about his work with Hackett: was the most exciting of my life. The two were such good friends that inspired clarinetist and saxophonist Bud Freeman to compose Better Than Brothers (more than brothers). Eddie Condon worked in Nick s in the Greenwich Village New York neighborhood since 1942 while he promoted jazz concerts in municipalities along the entire eastern coast of United States. The early 1940s was the height of his fame, tickets sold out in their concerts, jazz of high profile promotions and a series of compositions very known as Home Cooking and That s a Serious Thing. The pinnacle of his success came when he opened his own jazz club in 1945, Eddie Condon s in Greenwich Village. The club moved to the East Side in 1958 and Hill in 1967. Eddie Condon played historical roles, including having been the first to bring jazz to television, the first to sell a million records on an album LP (long playing). Newspaper New York Times announcing his death occurred on August 4, 1973 in New York, saying Mr. Condon, considered one of the most great jazz guitarists, made his final appearance in public at the Newport Jazz Festival performed in Carnegie Hall in New York on July 5. On that occasion his concert was devoted to traditional jazz in the company of almost a dozen musicians who had played during his lifetime. Two days later Eddie Condon was hospitalized.