MP3 Ted Unseth & the West Bank Tractors - I'm Goin' Home
Folk/Country Singer/Songwriter from 1969-1973. Recently discovered/remastered tapes of a Secret First Career (pre-Classic Jazz Orchestra). Unique styles of guitar fingerpicking, piano and vocals.
16 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Blues, COUNTRY: Country Folk
"I''m Goin'' Home"
Ted Unseth & the West Bank Tractors
This album was 32+ years in the making:
Original takes are from 1969-1973.
Virtual Band augmentation completed 2006.
Basement Bootleg Virtual Band Full Studio Mix.
Ted Unseth, Founder/Originator of the original Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra (1973-1980) and current Director of the Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra (ACJO), was an ardent Singer/Songwriter (before the CJO projects) based on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Performing sparsely in public but extensively for friends and private functions, Ted had a reputation for a unique Touch (on Guitar and Piano) and one-of-a-kind Sognwriting and Singing. He also taught Guitar at the West Bank School of Music.
In those few short years, Ted truly lived the life of a Troubador/Vagabond and devoted all of his time to creating original music.
These tracks are from timely rescues of reel-to-reel and cassette tapes that were on the brink of disintegration. With self-taught skills on the computer, Ted was able to edit and enhance the original recordings and save them digitally. The Dream Come True phase happened when Ted discovered he could augment the originals with Music Loops and Soundfonts via computer = Finally, a Full Band Mix!
"It''s really quite amazing what you''ve done here." Bruce Carlson, USACE.
For a clearer picture of who Ted Unseth is, see Resume'' below:
4205 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
**Chicago, IL 7/5/46
**Elementary: Chicago & Albert Lea, MN (1953-1959)
**Secondary: Albert Lea, MN; (1960-1964) HS Diploma
**Tertiary: Bethany Jr. College: Mankato, MN; (1965-1966) AA Degree
U of MN; (1967-) nth Degree
**Instrumental: Piano, Guitar, Saxophones, Clarinet, Harmonica, Voice
**Conceptual: Composing, Arranging, Transcribing, Philologizing
**Essay: "Jazz, The Abused Muse"; Many Corners Magazine;
Mpls., MN; 1981
**Musical Director: "Fiorello", Bethany Jr. College: Mankato, MN; 1966
**Singer/Songwriter: Folk/Rock/Blues, Mpls., MN; 1965-1973
**Guitar Instructor: West Bank School of Music; Mpls., MN
**Music Workshop Director: Urban Arts Program;
Mpls. Public Schools: 1970-1973
Wolverines CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA (now known as
AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA); 1973-1980
**Composer: "Quintets 1 & 2"; West Bank School of Music; 1978
**Music Director: "Falling Moons"; Children''s Theatre Company;
Mpls., MN; 1980
(now known as ACJO); 1980-1984
**Arranger/Leader/Sax/Clarinet/Vocals: TED UNSETH and
DE STIJLISTICS (later known as AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ
ENSEMBLE, septet version of ACJO); 1982-present
**Music Director/Arranger/Conductor/Alto Sax: "Holiday Inn";
Mixed Blood Theatre; Mpls., MN; 1983
**Recipient: National Endowment for the Arts; Jazz Fellowship Grant; 1985
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: AnEx/IDS National Convention; 1986
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: Aetna Life and Casualty
Regional Conventions; 1988
**Music Director/Arranger/Sax/Clarinet: "La Revue Negre: A Tribute to
Josephine Baker"; Ruby''s Cabaret; Mpls., MN; 1989
**Transcriber: Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra;
Washington, DC; 1990-1992
**Transcriber: "Rebirth of the Cool"; Gerry Mulligan; 1992
**Founder/Arranger/Leader: AMERICANA CLASSIC JAZZ ORCHESTRA
(formerly known as Wolverines CJO); 1984-present
**Composer/Arranger: via computer: 2000-present
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