Song of the Day: Teddy Wilson, “All Of Me”

Jazz pianist Teddy Wilson, who played with Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Billie Holiday, was born on this date in 1912. He, Benny Goodman, Gene Kupa and Lionel Hampton made up the Benny Goodman Quartet, one of the first racially mixed musical groups in the 1930’s. "All Of Me" is a song by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks and is from his 1956 Verve release I Got Rhythm. With him are bassist Gene Raney and drummer Papa Jo Jones.

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Teddy Wilson, “All Of Me”

  1. What great music and glad it was a “mixed” group at a time when it was horrible due to the stupid laws and prejudices of the day(still around).


    1. Even without the laws prohibiting it, the prejudice against mixed-race couples persists, and from both sides. I’m pretty well through with race: I figure if they’re both human, it’s all right with me. Sorry, just had to say that. It’s been on my mind a lot lately…


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