Jack Bland

Born 8 May 1899. Died 18 October 1968
Jack Bland
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1899-05-08
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Jack Bland

Jack Bland Biography (Wikipedia)

Jack Bland (May 8, 1899 – August 1968) was an American jazz banjoist and guitarist.

Born in Sedalia, Missouri, Bland co-founded the Mound City Blue Blowers with Red McKenzie in 1924 in St. Louis. Their first hit record was "Arkansas Blues", a success in Chicago and the American midwest. After Eddie Lang joined the group late in 1924, the group booked a tour in England.

Later in the 1920s, Bland began playing more cello and guitar. In 1929, Lang left the group, and Gene Krupa joined; Muggsy Spanier, Coleman Hawkins, and Eddie Condon would all play in the ensemble in the 1930s, which moved to more of a Dixieland sound. Also in 1929, the Blue Blowers appeared in a 1929 short film, The Opry House.

Bland did session work in New York City with the Billy Banks Orchestra in the 1930s, with Pee Wee Russell, Red Allen, and Zutty Singleton. Following this, he recorded with a group called the Rhythmmakers (or Rhythmakers). Pops Foster and Fats Waller played with the group at times.

In the 1940s Bland played on 52nd Street at Jimmy Ryan's Club, playing with Allen and Singleton as well as Edmond Hall, Vic Dickenson, Ike Quebec, and Hot Lips Page; some of their sessions were recorded by Milt Gabler and released on Commodore Records. From 1942 to 1944 he played with Art Hodes and also with Muggsy Spanier; he led his own band from 1944 to 1950.

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Who Stole The Lock...
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Who Stole The Lock...
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Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
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Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
The Rhythmakers
Margie
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Margie
Pee Wee Russell
I Would Do Anything For You
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I Would Do Anything For You
Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon, Al Morgan & Gene Krupa
Bugle Call Rag
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Bugle Call Rag

Bugle Call Rag

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Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon, Al Morgan & Gene Krupa
The Rhythmakers
Margie (feat. Al Morgan, Zutty Singleton, Henry “Red” Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon & Billy Banks)
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Margie (feat. Al Morgan, Zutty Singleton, Henry “Red” Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Jack Bland, Eddie Condon & Billy Banks)
Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Eddie Condon, Jack Bland, Al Morgan & Zutty Singleton
Oh Peter
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Oh Peter

Oh Peter

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Billy Banks and his Rhythmakers, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Joe Sullivan, Eddie Condon, Jack Bland, Al Morgan & Zutty Singleton
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