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Teddy McRae Papers


Teddy McRae Papers
McRae, Teddy
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0.50 Linear Feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Theodore "Teddy" McRae (1908-1999), nicknamed Mr. Bear, was a tenor saxophone player, arranger and composer. He worked with numerous bandleaders througout his career, including Chick Webb, Charlie Johnson, Elmer Snowden, Stuff Smith, and Lil Armstrong, Benny Morton, Artie Shaw, and Louis Armstrong. In addition he composed two successful tunes, "Back Bay Shuffle" in 1938 and "Traffic Jam" in 1939. In the late1950s, McRae formed Enrica Records and the production company Rae-Cox Records with Eddie Wilcox. This collection contains professional documents from Teddy McRae's personal papers during his time as an independent musician as well as professional documents from his work with the recording companies Enrica and Rae-Cox Records.

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