After organizing some other record sessions, Condon switched to guitar and moved to New York in 1929, where he worked with Red Nichols’ Five Pennies and Red McKenzie’s Mound City Blue Blowers. He participated in several recording sessions including one with Louis Armstrong and his Savoy Ballroom 5 in 1929. In 1938 he led some sessions for the Commodore label and he became a star. He had a nightly gig at Nick’s in New York City from 1937 to 1944. From 1944 to 1945 he led a series of recordings at Town Hall that were broadcast weekly on the radio. Condon opened his own club in 1945, and recorded for Columbia in the 1950s.
Also see: Eddie Condon: Profiles in Jazz
|Eddie Condon Quartet
|Eddie Condon and his Footwarmers
|Eddie’s Hot Shots
|Eddie Condon and his Orchestra
|Eddie Condon and his Windy City Seven
|Eddie Condon and his Band
|Eddie Condon and his Chicagoans
|Director or Company
|Is Everybody Happy?
|Nine O’Clock Folks
|The Eddie Condon Scrapbook Of Jazz, by Eddie Condon, St. Martin’s Press, 1973
|We Called It Music: A Generation Of Jazz, by Eddie Condon, New York: H. Holt, 1947