It's time for another version of “I(‘ve) Found A New Baby“. If you're following this series for a while now, then you know that this is one of my favorite tunes and I try to find as many great version as possible.
Today, we found ourselves in the 1950s and the tempo is still a bit on the upper side.
Robert Leo “Bobby” Hackett (January 31, 1915 – June 7, 1976) was an American jazz musician, son of Irish immigrants, playing guitar, trumpet and cornet.
At the beginning, he was known for his sound similar to Bix Beiderbecke but he developed soon his own style.
By 1936, he had his own band. In 1937, he moved to New York. One year later, he recreated Bix Beiderbecke's solo on “I'm Coming Virginia” at Benny Goodman‘s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert.
He also worked with Eddie Condon, Glenn Miller, the Casa Loma Orchestra and Louis Armstrong.
In the 1950s he was a star on Jackie Gleason‘s commercial but jazz-flavored mood music albums. He recorded several times with Jack Teagarden and again with Eddie Condon.
In the 1960s, he also worked again with Benny Goodman, backed Tony Bennett, co-led a quintet with Vic Dickenson, made sessions with Jim Cullum, the World's Greatest Jazz Band, Dizzy Gillespie and Mary Lou Williams.
He remained active up until his death.
I Found A New Baby
This version is from one of the mentioned recording sessions with Jack Teagarden (on trombone) from 1957.
Title: I Found A New Baby
Artist: Bobby Hackett & Jack Teagarden
Tempo: 200 bpm
Dance: Balboa, Lindy Hop
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