Here's another Masters of Jazz collection devoted to the lesser-known works of pianist and bandleader Teddy Wilson. It's Vol. 2 in a miniseries entitled Teddy & the Girls. The women who sing on these records are Boots Castle, Frances Hunt, Martha Tilton, Sally Gooding and Mildred Bailey. Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton also sings, and other noteworthy instrumentalists are trumpeters Harry James, Hot Lips Page, and Ziggy Elman; clarinetists Benny Goodman, Hank D'Amico, and Pee Wee Russell; and tenor saxophonists Chu Berry and Vido Musso. How nice that the producers of this series conjured up 22 historic selections (including several alternate takes) involving Teddy Wilson with nice vocals by women other than his deservedly famous interpreter of songs, Billie Holiday.
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