50’s & 60’s Retro
ALL NINE of this popular BBC Jazz Club series at one special price! The series represents a mirror image of jazz during the 50s and 60s and is an essentional part of any record collection. All the great are there - CHRIS BARBER - LONNIE DONEGAN - MONTY SUNSHINE - KEN COLYER - ACKER BILK - TERRY LIGHTFOOT - THE SAINTS JAZZ BAND - MICK MULLIGAN with GEORGE MELLY - DIZ DISLEY QUINTET - ALEX WELSH and MIKE DANIELS DELTA JAZZ BAND plus many more. [MORE]
The three sessions represented on this double CD set cover the final studio recordings made by Kid Ory's band, apart from 2 albums he made with Red Allen as a warm up for the European tour in 1959. This is a package of musical Americana with a triple impact,: the music of Storyville, Jelly Roll Morton's jazz and Kid Ory with his trombone and band.
The first, released as Kid Ory Plays WC Handy we have spread across the two CDs as respectively ... [MORE]
Upbeat Jazz is delighted to continue their Kid Ory series with the first UK CD release of The Original Jazz by his fine studio line-up of 1957 plus the remaining 2 tracks from Dance With Kid Ory Or Just Listen that there was not space for on URCD 241. We also feature two more numbers from the 1956 Paris concert Kid Ory in Europe that featured on URCD 236. This is great music from 1957 - not to be missed! [MORE]
Upbeat now present a welcome addition to their acclaimed Ken Colyer series. This new CD contains over an hour of previously unheard, digitally remastered tracks from what was considered to be Colyer’s ‘classic’ line-up from the late 50s playing standards, blues, spirituals and rags in their relaxed and inspired way.
Four songs feature the rarely-recorded vocalist Rosina Scudder, one of the few female singers to guest regularly with the ... [MORE]
This historic concert has been treasured by George Lewis fans for many years, and now we here at Upbeat are proud to announce the first UK release of this landmark recording of the Lewis band at its exciting digitally remastered best! An essential double-album for all lovers of authentic New Orleans music. This si the fifth release in our landmark George Lewis series.
By the mid-50s the band often performed on the college concert circuit for their ... [MORE]
This release offers one and a half LPs on a single CD – an amazing 74.54 minutes of great jazz!These sides were recorded by Kid Ory under his contract with Norman Granz for Verve when he was running On The Levee, his own club in San Francisco. Trumpeter Marty Marsala and clarinettist Darnell Howard were both working at Club Hangover with Earl Hines at the time and were not regular members of Ory’s band but the relaxed feel of the albums they made ... [MORE]
This is the fourth in our series of 'Essential George Lewis' collections, this time focusing on two albums he recorded for Blue Note in 1954 and 1955. George Lewis had commenced a fruitful association with Blue Note in the 40s when they released his unforgettable 'Climax' session. By 1954 the New Orleans revival was in full swing, and the first album was recorded at a concert in Bakersfield, California in May 1954 when the band had no knowledge it was ... [MORE]
This is the third in Upbeat’s prestigious re-issue series of jazz pioneer George Lewis’s rarest material features two fine sessions that have not been available in the UK since the early 60s. The albums Blues from the Bayou and Doctor Jazz from 1959 have been collectors’ items for decades and represent George and the band on top form playing numbers they’d never previously recorded. As a bonus, one of their most popular sessions from 1953 has been ... [MORE]
This double CD contains two complete George Lewis albums from 1958 recorded under the prestigious supervision of Norman Granz - plus a first UK release of an album by Alton Purnell.The first LP, 'The Perennial George Lewis', holds a special place in the hearts of many Lewis enthusiasts while the second LP, 'Oh Didn't He Ramble' (issued in the UK as a 10” album 'Raggin' And Stompin' and EP “New Orleans Memories”) is somewhat less well known but equal in ... [MORE]
The three Bs all together on one album - recorded by the BBC at their famous JAZZ BAND BALL sessions. Re-issued and re-packaged by popular demand. (Formerly URCD166).
At The Jazz Band Ball was a popular BBC programme aimed at listeners overseas, broadcast from Bush House in London and recorded onto transcription discs for world-wide syndication. This is the first time they have been heard since the 1960s! Bands on volume two are the legendary 3 Bs - ... [MORE]
24 tracks digitally remastered by Dave Bennett with notes by Mike Pointon. The late, great Humphrey Lyttelton with his own band and also featured with The Paseo Jazz Band. Released with the approval of Humph's Estate and family. A superb album - not to be missed. [MORE]
10 tracks from the 1956 American Cavalier LP, featuring George Lewis with Thomas Jefferson (trumpet) Bob Thomas (trombone) Alton Purnell (piano and vocals)Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau (String Bass)Joe Watkins (drums and vocals).
PLUS six tracks from 1957 where George is joined by Peter Stanton (cornet)Dick Oxtot (banjo) Barbara Dane (vocals) and Lelias Sharpton (bass) [MORE]
Yet another wonderful recording from this great jazz band, with new arrangements and two terrific new songs. Recorded in 1992, the CD has been re-released here by popular demand! 17 great tracks by this British institution. Personnel are: Captain Christopher Buckley - Colonel Alexander Hitchcock Galloway - Dr Graham Collicott - Michael Grimsargh Deighan - Flight Commander Patrick Rixon - The Laird Wee Willie McHastie - The Marquis of Piccadilly - The ... [MORE]
DISTRIBUTION ALBUM OF THE MONTH ON RELEASE! Not to be missed!
Newly remastered stereo version of the great 1956 classic album with was the greatest blues album of all time! Big Joe Turner is reunited with Boogie pianist Pete Johnson and also featured is the great Ellingtonian trombonist Lawrence Brown. Plus 11 bonus tracks from 1955/56 originally produced for the hit parade and jukebox market. [MORE]
At Last! Here is the much anticapted second half of the 1981 Jubilee concert from London's Fairfield Halls! The CD also features bonus tracks from Donegan's Dancing Sunshine Band. This is Lonnie at his very best!The First Half is available on URCD214. [MORE]
The Temperance Seven celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2007 with this compilation CD containing 19 favourite tracks from the 3 CDs on our label. All three were recorded in the same studio - Porcupine - between 1989 and 1992.
The Temperance Seven enjoy a unique position in the history of British Jazz. Considered by the unenlightened few as a novelty item, for most people the ir music is still as enjoyable today as when the band was first formed back ... [MORE]
The long awaited re-release of the first half of the concert of Lonnie Donegan at the Fairfield Hall on 5th June 1981 - featuring an all-star line up with Ken Colyer, Pat Halcox, Chris Barber, Monty Sunshine, Jim Bray and Ron Bowden in The Band, plus tracks of the Skiffle Group featuring Lonnie, Ken, Chris plus Bill Colyer. The Second Half is available on URCD218. [MORE]
SIMPLY THE BEST - BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE 1950s - Volume 2 - Various Artists inc Chris Barber, Ken Colyer, Humph and Lonnie Donegan
I'm sure you will enjoy Volume 2 of this popular series - a British Jazz journey through the 1950s, again featuring several rare recordings of popular bands of the time. It features Chris Barber's Jazzband, Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group, Ken Colyer's Jazzmen, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Mick Mulligan's Jazz Band with George Melly, Sandy Brown's Jazz Band, Freddie Randall and his Band and Cy Laurie Band. Full details inside. Volume 1 is on URCD209. [MORE]
Superb 'live' recording of Lonnie's last tour recorded in October 2002 - Lonnie was on excellent form on what was to be his last tour. Plus bonus tracks from his son Peter who played piano on the Last Tour and is continuing his father's legacy. There are liner notes from the Donegan family - a unique 'must' for all jazz fans. [MORE]
SIMPLY THE BEST - BRITISH JAZZ FROM THE 1950s - Various Artists including Ken Colyer, Lonnie Donegan and Humphrey Lyttelton
This CD is exactly what it is says.....SIMPLY THE BEST BRITISH JAZZ from the 1950s...and it features the top names for British Jazz in the 1950s:-CHRIS BARBER - KEN COLYER LONNIE DONEGAN - THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BANDTHE CHRISTIE BROTHERS - RAY FOXLEY HARRY GOLD - HUMPHREY LYTTELTON. Volume 2 is on URCD213. [MORE]
Re-issued by popular demand! This recordings dates from 1990 and has been one of our best sellers since then! The title song 33 Not Out was penned by that well-known combination of writers Deighan and Buckley to celebrate the Temps 33 years in showbiz and the band's love of cricket! This is another fine masterpiece from the Temperance Seven, a great mixture of the novelty items that only they can play with any degree of panache and also lots of ... [MORE]
Featuring stars from the popular TV show, this recordings has all the variety of the show that captured huge audiences in the 1960s and 1970s. This was prime Saturday night variety and was screened around the world incuding Australia, New Zealand, Malta, Canada and the USA. Starring John Boulter, Ted Darling, Glyn Dawson, Bob Hunter, Margaret Savage and Frances Fry. Originally released on URCD105. [MORE]
THIS IS THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL YEAR! Featuring Chris Barber, Monty Sunshine and Lonnie Donegan two more tracks from the brilliant 1954 RFH tapes
PLUS 8 great tracks from the Colston Hall 1956 featuring Ian Wheeler and Mac Duncan
PLUS 4 more from the Dancing Slipper 1960 featuring Sammy Rimington and Graham Stewart.
68.31 minutes in all! WOW!
Volume 1 is on URCD198
'The music on this CD is important listening for ... [MORE]
Volume 9 in this popular series looks at BBC tapes representing the revival of interest in small-band jazz from the 50s and 60s. This CD is a mixture of traditional and mainstream jazz from 5 great bands - KEN COLYER ALL STAR JAZZ BAND - THE SAINTS JAZZ BAND - MICK MULLIGAN with GEORGE MELLY - DIZ DISLEY QUINTET and MIKE DANIELS DELTA JAZZ BAND [MORE]
The airshots you will hear on this album represent aspects of British middle-period jazz at its best. The keynote to this album is good taste and, as the immortal PG Wodehouse might have said, you'll find it here in spades! BBC broadcasts from 1955-1960 featuring the following bands - HUMPHREY LYTTELTON AND HIS BAND, BRUCE TURNER QUARTET, FAIRWEATHER-BROWN ALL STARS - full details inside. [MORE]