McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans

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McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans was a jazz band from Chicago, led by banjo player Eddie Condon and sponsored by singer and comb player Red McKenzie.[1] Their four recordings in December 1927 were important influences on early Chicago style jazz.[2]

The group got together in 1962 for a reunion, to record the album Chicago and All That Jazz. Pee Wee Russell replaced Frank Teschemacher, who had died in 1932, on the clarinet, and Bob Haggart filled in for the retired bassist Jim Lanigan. Trombonist Jack Teagarden joined the group for the sessions.[3][4]


Date Title Writer Notes
1927-12-08 "China Boy" Phil Boutelje, Dick Winfree
1927-12-08 "Sugar" Milton Ager, Frank Crum, Red Nichols, Jack Yellen Not to be confused with Maceo Pinkard's "Sugar" (1927)
1927-12-16 "Liza" Eddie Condon, Red McKenzie, Aaron Rubin Not to be confused with George Gershwin's "Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)"
1927-12-16 "Nobody's Sweetheart" Ernie Erdman, Gus Kahn, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel Also known as "You're Nobody's Sweetheart Now"



  1. ^ "Chicago: Classic Jazz - Jelly roll morton, Three major clarinetists, Chicago jazz". Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  2. ^ Kernfeld, Barry Dean (1995). The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Jazz. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 40–41. ISBN 0-631-19552-1. 
  3. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Chicago and All That Jazz". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  4. ^ "Music: Jazz Records". Time. 16 February 1962. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  5. ^ "McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans". The Red Hot Jazz Archive. Retrieved 2009-08-17.