Guitar In High

Teddy Bunn

Solo recording in 1940

Teddy Bunn made this guitar solo recording in 1940.

Guitarist Teddy Bunn was a contemporary of Eddie Lang and Lonnie Johnson who also played both blues and jazz. As early as 1929 Bunn played and recorded with the Duke Ellington band with Fred Guy on banjo. In the early 1940s Bunn played with Hot Lips Page and recorded some material that represented some of his best blues guitar and vocals. Evil Man’s Blues had Bunn featured as guitarist and vocalist. This same year he recorded a series of solo guitar and vocal pieces for Blue Note that included “Bachelor Blues” and “Guitar In High.”

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