Lou McGarity

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Lou McGarity
Birth name Lou McGarity
Born July 22, 1917
Origin Georgia (U.S. state)Athens, Georgia
Died August 28, 1971
Genres Jazz
Instruments violin, singer
Associated acts Benny Goodman

Lou McGarity (July 22, 1917–August 28, 1971) was an American jazz trombonist, violinist and vocalist born in Athens, GA, perhaps most noteworthy for his works with Benny Goodman throughout the 1940s. During this period and throughout his career McGarity also collaborated often with Eddie Condon. In the 1950s McGarity worked with artists such as Neal Hefti, Cootie Williams and Muggsy Spanier. McGarity also was a studio musician for Arthur Godfrey on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts television show.

Select discography[edit]

As bandleader

With Benny Goodman

With J. J. Johnson

With Jimmy McPartland

With The World's Greatest Jazz Band

  • The World's Greatest Jazz Band Volume II (Douglass Phonodisc)

With Kenny Davern[edit]

Released Album Notes Label
2001-05-01
"A Night With Eddie Condon"
Kenny Davern album
Arbors Records