Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from 1930-1944 by Eddie Condon, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC


Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Eddie Condon was the ringleader for a traditional jazz movement that had roots in Chicago but manifested itself in New York City during the 1930s and '40s. Lean, tough, brusque and stoically alcoholic with a humorous, rhetorical manner not unlike that employed on the silver screen by James Cagney, Condon personified old-styled jazz and stubbornly promoted it through live concerts, club dates and studio recording sessions, mostly for Milt Gabler's Commodore label. In 1999 Masters of Jazz threw together a Condon sampler containing 20 New Orleans/Windy City styled jazz records waxed during a time line extending from 1930 to 1944. Most of Condon's core players are heard on this plucky collection, including Pee Wee Russell, Bud Freeman, Bobby Hackett, Miff Mole, Max Kaminsky, George Brunies, Joe Sullivan and George Wettling. Fats Waller even sits in on "Oh, Sister! Ain't That Hot!" and the mighty "Georgia Grind." This piquant taste of Condon can and will provoke some listeners into investigating the rest of his recorded legacy.


Born: 16 November 1905 in Goodland, IN

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

A major propagandist for freewheeling Chicago jazz, an underrated rhythm guitarist, and a talented wisecracker, Eddie Condon's main importance to jazz was not so much through his own playing as in his ability to gather together large groups of all-stars and produce exciting, spontaneous, and very coherent music. Condon started out playing banjo with Hollis Peavey's Jazz Bandits when he was 17, he worked with members of the famed Austin High School Gang in the 1920s, and in 1927 he co-led (with Red...
Full bio

Listeners Also Bought

1930-1944, Eddie Condon
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.


Influenced by this Artist