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Eddie Condon


Jazz guitarist from the Dixieland period who have played banjo and was also a bandleader throughout his profession. He turned from ukulele to banjo where he produced his tag as a specialist. He did a string jazz radio broadcasts from NY during World Battle II. He includes a girl called Maggie Condon and a grandson called Michael Repplier. He collaborated with Bix Beiderbecke on many recordings through the 1940s and 1950s.

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Date Of Birth November 16, 1905
Died August 4, 1973, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Goodland, IN
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American
Music Groups McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans
Star Sign Scorpio

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1 Lengthy residencies at Nick's jazz club in Harlem, New York. Established several venues under his own name, beginning in 1945.
2 Early alumnus of the Austin High School Gang in Chicago, along with Jimmy McPartland, Bud Freeman and Frank Teschemacher.
3 Began on ukelele before switching to banjo and (later) guitar.
4 Noted as a hard drinker and for his frequent wisecracks.
5 Nicknamed his instrument 'porkchop'.
6 Close friend and musical associate of fellow Chicagoan jazz players Wild Bill Davision and Pee Wee Russell.
7 Jazz guitarist and banjoist
8 Played with Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Joe Marsala, Jack Teagarden



To Rome with Love 2012 performer: "When Your Lover Has Gone"
The Impostors 1998 performer: "China Boy"
Red Nichols and His Five Pennies 1929 Short performer: "Nobody's Sweetheart", "Who Cares?" - uncredited



The Mike Douglas Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Himself
The Bell Telephone Hour 1961 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Kate Smith Evening Hour 1952 TV Series Himself
Floor Show 1949-1950 TV Series Himself - Host / Musician
Red Nichols and His Five Pennies 1929 Short Himself / Musician / Singer

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