Ernest Henry “Teddy” Stauffer (2.5.1909-27.8.1991) was a (one of few) Swiss band leader and the King of Swing in Germany in the 1930s.
He played violin and piano and started in 1928 with his band Teddy And His Band which later became the Orignal Teddies.
Until 1939 the band was performing mainly in Hamburg and Berlin, but also in Switzerland and London. Because of the Nazis the band eventually could not perform in Germany anymore.
In 1941, Teddy Stauffer left the band, however the Original Teddies still existed and directed by Eddie Brunner. Vibraphonist Hazy Osterwald was now one of the band members and wrote the arrangements.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any informations about this week's song. It's the third and last song of the compilation Swing In Europa which I'm going to feature in this series.
Number 26 In The Book is a solid swing tune with a nice melody, the various solo sections are pretty appealing.
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