Lou McGarity

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Lou McGarity
Birth nameRobert Louis McGarity
Born(1917-07-22)July 22, 1917
Athens, Georgia, U.S.
DiedAugust 28, 1971(1971-08-28) (aged 54)
Alexandria, Virginia
GenresJazz, swing, Dixieland
LabelsMGM, Jubilee, Argo
Associated actsBenny Goodman

Robert Louis McGarity (July 22, 1917 – August 28, 1971) was an American jazz trombonist who was a member of the Benny Goodman big band during the late 1930s and early 1940s.[1] After serving in the military, he was a studio musician in New York City who performed in clubs at night with Eddie Condon and the Lawson/Haggard band.[1] He was member of the World's Greatest Jazz Band at the end of the 1960s.[1]


As leader[edit]

  • Music from Some Like it Hot (Jubille, 1957)
  • Blue Lou (Argo, 1960)

As sideman[edit]

With Kenny Davern

With Benny Goodman

  • Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman: The Complete Recordings (Columbia)

With Urbie Green

With Bobby Hackett

With J. J. Johnson

With Jimmy McPartland

  • The Music Man Goes Dixieland (Epic)

With Charlie Parker

With the World's Greatest Jazz Band

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

With Cootie Williams


  1. ^ a b c Yanow, Scott. "Lou McGarityy". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 August 2019.