The Happy Jazz Band was formed in 1962
by Jim Cullum with his son, Jim Cullum, Jr. in San Antonio, Texas. Devoted to jazz from
between the World Wars, the Happy Jazz Band was perhaps the foremost exponent of Dixieland
in the Southwest. Jim Cullum, Jr. continued the band after his father passed as the Jim
Cullum Jazz Band. The Jim Cullum collection consists of tape recordings of the Happy Jazz
Band and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and covers over thirty years of the band's performances.
In addition, the collection contains performances by other noteworthy performers including
Jack Teagarden and Bobby Hackett, as well as lesser known, but important jazz musicians from
Texas, such as cornetist Garner Clark.
This collection contains open reel tapes, audiocassettes,
videocassettes, eight tracks, phonograph records, compact discs, music scores and
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creators or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the
Head Librarian of the Archive of Recorded Sound.
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