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Teddy Powell (I) (1905–1993)

Teddy Powell was born on March 1, 1905 in Oakland, California, USA as Teodoro Paolella. He died on November 17, 1993 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Series 3 Quarter Final (2008) ... (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2008 The Bank Job (lyrics: "Unchain My Heart") / (music: "Unchain My Heart") / (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2007 Esti showder (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #9.18 (2007) ... (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
- Magyarország legszebb növérkéje (2007) ... (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2005 Queens (writer: "Unchain my Heart")
 2004/I Ray (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2002 Agent of Influence (TV Movie) (writer: "UNCHAIN MY HEART")
 2000 Return to Plainlands (writer: "Kuningaskobra (Snake Charmer)")
 1995 All Men Are Liars (writer: "Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight")
 1993 Virtaset ja Kekkonen (writer: "Kuningaskobra (The Snake Charmer)")
 1992 Boomerang ("Bewildered")
 1989 Harlem Nights (writer: "Heaven Help This Heart Of Mine")
 1988 Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Says My Heart (1978) ... (writer: "March Winds and April Showers" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1965) ... (writer: "Don't Set Me Free")
 1965 Ballad in Blue (writer: "Unchain My Heart" - uncredited)
 1962 Four Hits and a Mister (Short) (writer: "Gotta See Baby Tonight" - as Freddie James)
 1957 Ranch Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (writer: "Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle" (introduced as Boots and Saddles))
 1956 Basin Street Revue (writer: "Bewildered" - uncredited)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Basin Street Revue ... ("Bewildered")
 1949 The Big Sombrero (lyrics: "La Golondrina")
 1946 You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart (Short) (writer: "You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)" - as Freddy James)
 1944 Jam Session (performer: "'Murder,' He Says")
 1942 Call of the Canyon (writer: " (Give Me Back My) Boots And Saddle")
 1940 Frances Carroll & 'The Coquettes' (Short) (writer: "Snake Charmer" - uncredited)
 1938 Swing! (lyrics: "Heaven Help this Heart of Mine") / (music: "Heaven Help this Heart of Mine")
 1937 Boots and Saddles (lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited)
 1937/II Mail and Female (Short) (music: "I Can't Go On Like This" - uncredited)
 1936 The Gay Desperado ("Lamento Gitano/Gypsy Lament")
 1936 The Border Patrolman (lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" - uncredited)
 1936 College Dads (Short) (writer: "You've Got What It Takes" - uncredited)
 1936 Heroes of the Range (lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Ship (Short) (writer: "You've Got What It Takes" - uncredited)
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Worked for eleven years (1927-38) for band leader Abe Lyman as guitarist, violinist, banjoist, vocalist and arranger. Formed his own big band in New York in 1940, recording for Victor, Bluebird and Decca, appearing in ballrooms, theatres and nightclubs across the U.S.. Residencies at Arcadia, Famous Door and Rustic Cabin, New Jersey, where all of the band's instruments were lost in a fire in ... See more »

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