Mis'ry and the Blues

Mis'ry and the Blues is an album by trombonist/vocalist Jack Teagarden recorded in Chicago in 1961 and released by the Verve label.[1][2]

Mis'ry and the Blues
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Studio album by
RecordedJune 1961
StudioChicago, IL
V/V6 8416
ProducerCreed Taylor
Jack Teagarden chronology
The Dixie Sound of Jack Teagarden
Mis'ry and the Blues
Chicago and All That Jazz!


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [4]

Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with Scott Yanow stating "Trombonist Jack Teagarden's Verve recordings, his last batch of studio sides, have tended to be underrated. Teagarden was actually still in prime form up until the time of his unexpected death in early 1964 ... Whether taking trombone solos or singing, Teagarden sounds inspired by the fresh material throughout".[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Don't Tell a Man About His Woman" (Willard Robison) – 2:57
  2. "Basin Street Blues" (Spencer Williams) – 5:11
  3. "Froggie Moore" (Jelly Roll Morton, Reb Spikes, John Spikes) – 2:53
  4. "I Don't Want to Miss Mississippi" (Seger Ellis) – 4:18
  5. "It's All in Your Mind" (Charlie LaVere) – 4:34
  6. "Mis'ry and the Blues" (Charlie LaVere) – 5:22
  7. "Original Dixieland One-Step" (Original Dixieland Jazz Band) – 5:00
  8. "Love Lies" (Terry Shand) – 3:26
  9. "Afternoon in August" (Bill Stegmeyer) – 3:25
  10. "Peaceful Valley" (Robison) – 2:44



  1. ^ Jazzdisco: Verve Records Catalog: 8400 series, accessed May 14, 2019
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Verve Label Discography accessed May 14, 2019
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Jack Teagarden: Mis'ry and the Blues – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1389. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.