The BBC Jazz Club was founded as a weekly radio programme by Mark White in the late forties to succeed Radio Rhythm Club as the main outlet for live jazz on air. It came into its own in 1950 with the great Trad Boom and this Volume 2 in our British Jazz series features two great names - the Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band and Sandy Brown's Jazz Band. [MORE]
The first in a 9 volume series of great British jazz bands as recorded by the BBC during the 1950s and 1960s reflecting the British jazz scene at the time. Volume 1 features three popular favourites: Ken Colyer's Jazzmen featuring Chris Barber, Lonnie Donegan and Monty Sunshine1953-1954
Mr Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band April 1960
Bob Wallis Storyville Jazz Men - January 1962 [MORE]
NEW! THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND – The Cranes Fly Again - URCD281
KEN COLYER ON VIDEO – Rare Footage from the Vaults
Buy the latest release from the Cranes and add the Colyer DVD for just £7! That's just £19.99 for the two items! Full details of both are available under their respective listings. [MORE]
The fabulous 1957 Manchester concert by a specially assembled group starring two icons of Jazz. The concert was presented by The National Jazz Federation, and with the obvious exception of Max Kaminsky, every musician had previously been a member of Louis Armstrong’s All Stars. The promoters thought they would appeal to the British public in the same way Satchmo himself had on his first post-war visit the previous year – and the ... [MORE]
Buy both the new Upbeat Roger Marks Collections for £22.00! Marks and Sparks is his second CD for the label, and each track features two front men - Roger's inimitable trombone plus a celebrated reed player.
Marks Out of Twenty is a career retrospective celebrating his 25 years as bandleader the THe Armada Jazz Band, The Cornish Armada Jazz Band and his Mainstreamers! [MORE]
URCD268D TJ Johnson double CD celebrating his 30 years in Jazz and Blues URCD269 Terry Lightfoot single CD reissue of Stardust to mark his passing in 2013 URCD270 Roger Marks – Marks Out Of Twenty – celebrating 20 years a bandleader. [MORE]
2 CD SPECIAL OFFER!
Two of our most popular Colyer releases together at a special price! Serenading Auntie has 21 tracks recorded by the BBC for both TV and radio broadcasts between 1955 and 1960, while Once More for Auntie brings the broadcast material into the 1970s with broadcasts frm 1972, 1975 and 1977. All your favourite band members are featured, including Sammy Rimington, Mac Duncan, Ian Wheeler, Johnny Bastable, Ray Foxley, Mickey ... [MORE]
The Ken Colyer Allstars at Studio 51 1972. Volume 1 has sessions from January and February and runs 71 minutes while Volume 2 has sessions from April and May running a total of 74 minutes. Great line-up including Sammy Rimington with some unusual tracks not easily found on other albums. [MORE]
URCD256 Birth of A Jazz Genius is a unique collection of early Armstrong appearing with the likes of Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Sidney Bechet and Clarence Williams. URCD204 is Birth of the All Stars, Armstrong’s touring band. 21 tracks over 75 minutes. [MORE]
Two collections of BBC broadcast material from Chris Barber’s Jazz Band. Volume 1 has broadcasts dating from 1961-1962 while Volume 2 comprises broadcasts from 1961-1963. Both CDs feature Ottilie Patterson. [MORE]
URCD203 is Tea for Eight– our very first release and it includes Tea for Two and Ukulele Lady. URCD208 is 33 Not Out and tunes include Chilli Bom Bom and Happy Feet. URCD220 is The Writing on the Wall with 17 tracks including Dog Bottom and Mornington Crescent. [MORE]
3 single CDs and 1 double from this trombone legend. URCD259 is the first CD release of The Original Jazz from 1957. URCD262D is a double which has tracks from Storyville Nights, Dixieland Marching Songs Kid Ory plays WC Handy. URCD236 has the popular Verve album The Kid From New Orleans together with a guest appearance at Newport Jazz Festival. URCD241 has 2 albums Song of the Wayfarer and tracks from Dance with Kid Ory, or Just Listen. [MORE]
The full 4 CDs from the London Swing Orchestra documenting the history of Jazz. URCD249 is The Roaring Twenties, URCD255 is The Elegant Thirties, URCD263 is The Birth of Swing 1935-45 while URCD266 is The Rise of the Crooner 1945-1975.
The tunes are played flawlessly. Dalby has trained his musicians well! On all counts, this CD delivers. [MORE]
The first CD in this set is URCD198 - one of our all-time best selling titles with Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen and Skiffle Group in concert at the Royal Festival Hall in 1954 featuring Chris Barber, Monty Sunshine and Lonnie Donegan.
The second CD is URCD205 which has more tracks from this 1954 concert PLUS a bonus of 8 great tracks from the Colston Hall 1956 featuring Ian Wheeler and Mac Duncan. [MORE]
The third selection of CDs features A Portrait of Sister Rosetta Tharpe The One and Only Queen of Hot Gospel, A Portrait of Bunk Johnson – Bunk’s Blues, A Portrait of Louis Armstrong – Birth of the All Stars and A Portrait of Louis Prima – Sing Sing Sing. [MORE]
This 4 CD collection features A Portrait of Johnny Dodds – King of the Blues Clarinet, A Portrait of Sidney Bechet in Paris 1937-1952, A Portrait of Louis Jordan - The Birth of Rhythm and Blues and A Portrait of George Lewis from Burgundy Street to Berlin. [MORE]
The four CDs in this collection feature A Portrait of Papa Mutt Carey – A New Orleans Master, A Portrait of Kid Ory – The Greatest Slideman Ever Born, A Portrait of Muggsy Spannier A-Z and A Portrait of Jelly Roll Morton – Oh, Mr Jelly! [MORE]
URCD200 This unique album is a tribute to the flair, drive and professionalism that was Lonnie Donegan. He tells his life story in his own words and music in a 'live' recording made in 1994 at the 100 Club, Oxford Street. URCD212 is a 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 ... [MORE]
These three CDs see Humph in fine form – an original Calligraph CD from 1985 featuring Kenny Davern, a second Calligraph LP, this time from 1983 featuring Wally Fawkes plus a 1985 recording with Claude Luter featuring the Bad Penny Blues rhythm section, Parker, Bray and Grieg. [MORE]
Four CDs reflecting the early years of Humphrey Lyttelton as a band leader in the 1950s
URCD174 features Humph with his Big Band in 1958 BBC Jazz Club sessions with Jimmy Rushing.
URCD182 has BBC broadcasts from 1956-1960 plus 4 tracks of the Fairweather-Brown Allstars. URCD186 dates from 1957 at the 100 Club.
URCD223 is from privately recorded acetates from 1953-56, including tracks from the Paseo Jazz Band.
All in all, (this is ) ... [MORE]
All the greats of British jazz in 3 volumes of BBC recordings from the 70s and 80s in stereophonic sound!
Volume 1 is URCD152 and features the bands of Humphrey Lyttelton, Alan Elsdon and Sammy Rimmington plus the Pat Halcox All Stars and the John Barnes/Roy Williams Quintet.
Volume 2 is URCD153 and features the bands of Chris Barber and Rod Mason, plus Digby Fairweather Friends and the Bruce Turner Jump Band.
Fantastic Special Offer – all four of our double George Lewis CDs for a terrific price! URCD233D George Lewis and Alton Purnell, URCD237D Dr Jazz and Blues from the Bayou, URCD240 Vintage George Lewis and URCD244D Jass at the Ohio Union. . Can't be bad!
Full details under each of the titles' single listing - track listing inside... [MORE]
The first and second half recordings of this fantastic concert recording from the Fairfield Halls at the Special Offer price of £19.99 for the 2! Full details under the catalogue numbers of URCD214 and URCD218. Track listing inside... [MORE]
Three CDs from the Classic Colyer band - featuring Ken Colyer with Ian Wheeler, Mac Duncan, Ray Foxley, Johnny Bastaple, Ron Ward and Colin Bowden. Tracks from 1957 at Studio 51 and at Eel Pie Island and from The Dancing Slipper in 1960. Full details under the separate listings, URCD149, URCD189 and URCD202 [MORE]