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Joe Showler, R.I.P.

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Just heard (and confirmed elsewhere) that the well known Jack Teagarden collector and discographer died earlier this week.

Will post additional details if I can find them.

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Here's the text and a link to the death notice placed by his family in the Toronto Star:

JOE (JOHN C.) SHOWLER It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe on February 10, 2009 at Scarborough General Hospital, at the age of 65. Predeceased by his parents Cameron and Dawn Showler. Cherished brother of Barbara Showler-Lewis and Helen Moulds. Lovingly remembered by Susan, Kim and Alex. Sadly missed by Cathy. Joe was the world's foremost authority on the life and music of jazz trombonist Jack Teagarden. He will be greatly missed by collectors and friends all over the world. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W. (at Windermere, east of Jane subway) for visitation only on Monday, February 16, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., followed by interment at Park Lawn Cemetery. A celebration of Joe's life will be held at a later date.

http://www.legacy.com/TheStar/Obituaries.a...e=SEARCHRESULTS

Just heard (and confirmed elsewhere) that the well known Jack Teagarden collector and discographer died earlier this week.

Will post additional details if I can find them.

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:( RIP. Many hours of recordings I have because of his work.

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Joe was a tireless Teagarden collector - researcher. Several years ago he produced a documentary about Teagarden that was shown at an IAJRC convention, but Showler was unable to get a commercial release because music and video clearance costs were too high. Hopefully someday this film will be more widely released - it's worth it!

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I agree! A fantastic film (shown a few other places as well). Hope it gets release.

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