50’s & 60’s Retro
The Trad Boom is taking off and in 1959 Chris Barber had few serious rivals. The collection includes the first LP made under Denis Preston's Lansdowne Jazz Series by the Barber band. It also features three EPs one each featuring Monty Sunshine, Pat Halcox and Ottilie Patterson. Also included are three tracks Chris Barber made in New York with the surviving members of Clarence Williams's band for the 1920s. There some previously unreleased tracks plus four ... [MORE]
This is a reissue of LACD210 with some extra tracks, previously unissued, which were discovered recently. The concerts are Berlin 1959, Copenhagen 1960 and London (Palladium) 1961. All very much sought after with the Copenhagen concert only previously appearing on CD on LACD210. It's the usual team of Ottilie Patterson, Monty Sunshine, Pat Halcox et al. The London concert sees the introduction of Ian Wheeler and features his superb duet with Joe Harriot ... [MORE]
The late 1950s and into the 1960s saw a burgeoning Blues scene in Britain which provided a touring outlet for American Blues artists. This CD showcases four of them, Little Brother Montgomery, Jimmy Cotton, Memphis Slim and Speckled Red. The Little Brother Montgomery and Jimmy Cotton sides appear for the first time on CD and the Memphis Slim and Speckled Red sides have never been issued before. [MORE]
DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF SINGLE
A previously unissued recording of Chris Barber's 1994 concert tour featuring his original 1954 band line-up which included Monty Sunshine, a Skiffle set with the inimitable Lonnie Donegan. The second CD features the 1994 line-up of Chris Barber's Jazz and Blues band with John Crocker, Ian Wheeler, John Slaughter, Johnny McCallum, Vic Pitt and Russell Gilbrook. The concert was scheduled to be recorded and so ... [MORE]
This is the third in the series of CDs which followed on from the triple CD compilation, BRITISH TRADITIONAL JAZZ - A POTTED HISTORY (LACD300). This one deals with various top quality bands who never made the big time during the Trad era. Many of the musicians in these bands did go on to join the 'big' names (e.g. Alan Elsdon, Mike Peters, Graham Stewart) while some of the bands chose to remain semi-professional (e.g. The Famous Southern Stompers). One ... [MORE]
This CD is a compilation of quite rare tracks charting some subtle but siginficant changes in the Chris Barber Band. Ian Wheeler (who died in 2011)joined in 1961 and brought Alto Sax and Harmonica into the band. John Slaughter (who died in 2010) brought the Blues Guitar to the band in 1965. The choice of material is the usual Chris Barber eclectic mix. [MORE]
In the legacy of recordings left by Humphrey Lyttelton there are one or two absolute gems of albums which tend to get overlooked. The LP 'HUMPH MEETS CAB' from 1960 is one such. It features the singer Cab Kaye (himself very neglected as far a recordings are concerned) who has a style reminiscent of Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and, even, Billie Holiday. The original album forms the basis of this CD and it features Humph in a quartet setting with just his ... [MORE]
Another DOUBLE CD brings us up to 1960 with the DSCB. There is no previously unreleased material here, but there are some very rare tracks which only appeared on EPs. DSCB CDs are some of the most popular in our catalogue. The Peter Schilperoort is back in charge and with Oscar Klein (trumpet) and Dick Kaart (trombone) in the front line plus the usual excellent rhythm section you can be sure the playing is top class as always. [MORE]
One of the finest Jazz trumpeters the UK has ever produced. This is a collection of rare items some previously unreleased. It features Jazz legend, Albert Nicholas, Blues and Gospel singer, Brother Jogn Sellers, Al's longtime musical partner, Sandy Brown, the bands of Humphrey Lyttelton, Stan Greig and Jogn Picard's Angels. [MORE]
One of LAKE's biggest selling CDs ever! These are the first recordings made by the band following the split with Ken Colyer in 1954. Divided into 12 studio and 17 live numbers `The Complete Decca Sessions' have it all, and when recorded in 1954-55 Chris Barber was at a forceful stage in his trombone playing, and was lined up with faithful Pat Halcox on cornet, fluid Monty Sunshine on clarinet and exuberant Lonnie Donegan on banjo, plus the impeccable ... [MORE]
One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Stan Getz had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard. Initially inspired by the great Lester Young, he grew to be a major influence himself with a unique sound that appealed to a wide audience and eventually saw him in the international pop charts in the '60s with hits such as [MORE]
An important collection of British Skiffle that will, for the first time, allow modern listeners to hear that this era of British music was actually filled with high quality roots music from which the 1960's revolution flowed. Before the British Invasion, before the Beatles, before all that happened in the 1960's there were some roots and these are them. Skiffle was a marvellous amalgam of blues, jazz and swinging folk and some of the best and most ... [MORE]
Volume 2 of one of Jazz Crusade's biggest hit albums featuring Jimmy Dorsey and Charlie Teagarden, issued by popular demeand. A generous 23 tracks for you to enjoy! Volume 1 is on JCCD3035.
Personnel:Jimmy Dorsey clarinet and alto sax, Charlie Teagarden trumpet and vocals, Shorty Sherock trumpet Frank Rehak or Bud Hackman trombone, Art Lyons tenor sax, Bob Carter piano, Bill Lolatte string bass and Karl Kiffe drums. Bill Lolatte sbs, Karl Kiffe dm [MORE]
The music here is very exciting and the 'jazzmanship' phenomenal! A great mix of black and white musicians swinging together! Recorded for Kid Ory as part of his European Tour agreement in 1959. So welcome to Cold War Berlin at the height of tensions between East and West just two years before the wall went up to keep East Berliners from having the sort of fun you’ll be listening to on this record!br> The second set of this wonderful concert from 1959 has ... [MORE]
The music here is very exciting and the 'jazzmanship' phenomenal! A great mix of black and white musicians swinging together! Recorded for Kid Ory as part of his European Tour agreement in 1959. So welcome to Cold War Berlin at the height of tensions between East and West just two years before the wall went up to keep East Berliners from having the sort of fun you’ll be listening to on this record!
The second set is on JCCD3126.
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Great sounds recorded between 1950 and 1954 featuring Muggsy Spanier and his trumpet with a variety of artists including George Brunis, Harry Graves, Ralph Hutchinson trombone Darnell Howard, Phil Gomez clarinet Boomie Richman tenor sax Floyd Bean, Red Richards piano, Truck Parham string bass Billy Mure guitar Sid Catlett, Barrett Deems, George Wettling drums.
Of all the jazz hot spots that crowded 42nd Street in New York in the 1950s,Ryan's swung the most, monster, mostests! Once inside, the magic began. It was always packed. All of your favourites were heard alongside new material every time you went. That's what this recording is all about. It was recorded live and on the spot. You might have been there - you'll wish you had been!
Wilbur is joined by Sidney de Paris, Omar Simeon, Don Kirkpatrick, Norman ... [MORE]
The Lewis band in its heyday during the 50s featuring Big Jim Robinson, Alcide 'Slow Drag' Pavageau, Alton Purnell, Punch Miller and Paul Barbarin. Three separate sessions here from 1950, 1951 and 1958. Remember there was no Preservation Hall in the 50s and George Lewis stood between the extinction and survival of a music - the music that gave us jazz and every other popular culture music we have enjoyed in the 20th century up to and including rock 'n ... [MORE]
In the early 1930s, Jimmy Dorsey was the star of teh Great Ted Lewis Band. He and his brother Tommy then went on to greatness in the Swing Era. Even after their personal and professional fall-out, both led successful big bands. It is often argued that big brother Tommy's Big Band was a superior force on the scent. Both bands had smaller 'Dixieland' bands within the big bands. And it was here that Jimmy Dorsey settled all scores. While Tommy's Clambake 7 ... [MORE]
Here it is, the long awaited follow up for the release of 'Cowboy and Yodel Songs' - JASMCD 3567! This is the result of researching around the world to locate all original copies of these very rare recordings from the '40s and '50s.
Renowned for his unique yodelling: from the simple but effective Jimmie Rodgers style to his own inimitable, intricate double-time yodels. This is a mix of authentic and later country and cowboy songs - all but a few ... [MORE]
'The Singing Sheriff', Faron Young had one of the longest running and popular careers in country music history and was a true superstar of the genre. Features his first three long players between 1957 and 1959, 'Sweethearts or Strangers', 'The Object of My Affection', 'This Is Faron Young!' plus his fifth release 'Talk About Hits'. Includes honky tonk hits like, 'Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young' and 'If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin').
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One of the paramount singers in the history of country music, Patsy Cline had a hand in blazing the trail for female singers to establish themselves in the Nashville-dominated industry. This set features two complete albums, Patsy Cline and Showcase plus features her singles from 1957 - 1961 that did not appear on the original albums. Hits include: 'Walkin' After Midnight', 'I Fall to Pieces' and 'Crazy'. Fully detailed liner notes cover her career and ... [MORE]
Kitty Wells was the first female country artist to enjoy regular hits and earned herself the title 'Queen of Country Music'. Four complete albums making a rare appearance on CD including her classic '50s hits, 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels' and 'Paying For That Back Street Affair'. The recordings on this set are a testimony to her success which paved the way for stars like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. [MORE]
The late Marty Robbins was one of the most successful and influential country singers of the '50s, '60s and '70s and was the first mainstream CW artist to effectively cross over to the Teen and RnR market. This unique compilation features twenty five CW hits and fifteen Pop hits, including the million selling, 'Singing the Blues', 'A White Sports Coat', 'Don't Worry' and 'El Paso' which was the first Country song to win a Grammy. Also included are many ... [MORE]
To say that George Jones is a country music legend is something of an understatement and he is considered to have one of the finest voices with an appeal that transcends the music. Features 54 of his earliest recordings including the hits 'Why Baby Why', 'What Am I Worth', 'Rock It', 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Just One More'. Also included are his rare rockabilly recordings which he released under the name 'Thumper Jones'. Fully detailed liner notes cover ... [MORE]