Ray Bauduc

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Raymond Bauduc (born June 18, 1906 in New Orleans , Louisiana , USA , † January 8, 1988 in Houston , Texas , USA) was a band leader and drummer of old-time jazz .

Bauduc learned his instrument at home, went to New York in the mid-1920s and played first with Freddie Rich , Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey and from 1926 with Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang ; then he was a member of the bands of Ben Pollack (1929-1934) and Bob Crosby (1935-1942). He is also known for his duets with Bob Haggart , in which u. a. In 1938 the title "Big Noise From Winnetka" was created. After a few years in the US Army, Bauduc led his own orchestra with Gil Rodin ; the arrangements were made by Tommy Todd, Joe Reisman and Billy May . The sound of the short-lived orchestra was reminiscent of the Crosby band; she played mainly in the Los Angeles area, but also went on some tours between the west and east coasts.

After the band broke up, Bauduc played with Jimmy Dorsey from 1947 to 1950 and with Jack Teagarden from 1952 to 1955 , before forming a band with Nappy Lamare ; with her the album Riverboat Dandies was created in 1957 . Carlo Bohländers Reclams Jazzführer according to him was "one of the best Dixieland drummers" of his time and was one of the leading drummers of this genre in California.

Individual evidence

  • Leo Walker: The Big Band Almanac . Ward Ritchie Press, Pasadena. 1978
  • Burt Korall: Drummin 'Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz. 1990. p. 328ff.