50’s & 60’s Retro
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]
Our trawl through the BBC archives has found these vinyl disc transcriptions of broadcasts made available for distribution through the BBC Transcription Unit, and this is what we have for you now as volume 8 in the popular BBC Jazz Club series. The bands here are Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band 1954 - The Sandy Brown Band 1957 and Mick Mulligan with George Melly 1958. Sit back and enjoy! [MORE]
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 three are Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band - The Fairweather Brown All Stars - Bruce Turner and his Jump Band with Jeannie Lambe - Diz Disley's String Quartet - The Brian Lemon Trio and Alex Welsh and ... [MORE]
These recordings comprise broadcasts mostly for BBC Jazz Club and run from 1957-1962. They include some tunes that had not appeared on studio commercial recordings. They complement the sessions from our series of BBC Jazz Club and our special issues of Colyer and Barber from the same time. The personnel are Kenny Ball trumpet and vocals, John Bennett trombone, Charlie Galbraith trombone, Dave Jones clarinet, John Potter banjo, Dick Bishop banjo and ... [MORE]
After the success of BBC Jazz Club volume 3 (URCD120) featuring Chris Barber's Jazzband of 1961, we received may enquiries whether we had any more of this material - we searched our archives and here it is! The personnel are: Chris Barber, trombone and vocals, Ian Wheeler, clarinet and alto sax, Pat Halcox, trumpet, Eddie Smith, banjo, Dick Smith, bass, Graham Burbidge, drums, Ottilie Patterson, vocals [MORE]
Recorded at the 100 Club on 28th June 1972 with a band of musicians all well associated with Ken at the time. On this session Ken played trumpet, but was soon to switch to king cornet. 11 terrific tracks with cover painting of Ken by Diz Disley!
The personnel were: Ken Colyer - Sammy Rimington - Keith 'Avo'Avison - Colin Bowden - Annie Hawkins - John Griffith - Ron Weatherburn [MORE]
The sixth volume in the BBC Jazz Club series has been one of the most popular and includes a taster of 9 great British Bands. Full personnel included in the booklet - too numerous to mention here. The bands are: Ken Colyer Jazzmen and Skiffle Group
Nat Gonella and his Georgians - Cy Laurie Band
Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight - Freddie Randall and his Band
Ray Foxley and the Original Levee Ramblers - Mike Daniels Delta Jazzmen
This CD celebrates the BBC Jazz Club and its output through the work of 5 popular bands. Chris Barber's Jazzband includes guests Ken Colyer, Archie Semple and Johnny Parker alongside regulars Ottilie Patterson, Pat Halcox, Ian Wheeler, Eddie Smith, Dick Smith and Graham Burbidge.
Monty Sunshine Jazz Band here features Monty with Rod Mason - Geoff Sowden - Johnny Parker - Dickie Bishop - Gerry Salisbury and Nick Nicholls.
The fourth CD in our series offers two bands' attempts to play basic Chicago style dixieland - Alex Welsh and his Band and Diz Disley and his String QuartetThe third band - Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band with George Melly -was known for its gutsy kick to the music. All in all 20 terrific sounds for your collection! [MORE]
Volume 3 of our BBC Jazz Club series features three great favourites - Chris Barber Jazzband - The Temperance Seven and Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzband. All three bands are on top form and the personnel were:
Chris Barber - Pat Halcox - Ian Wheeler - Eddie Smith - Dick Smith - Graham Burbidge
The Temps: Cephas Howard - Mac White - Ray Whitman - John RT Davies - Cliff Bevan - John Gieves-Watson - Martin Fry - Brian Innes - 'Whispering' Paul ... [MORE]
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]
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]
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.
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Recorded at Studio 51 in August 1958, this is the classic line-up! Get both volumes for the offer price of £19.99. Full details under their individual listings - volume 1 In The Sweet Bye and Bye is URCD 167 while volume 2 Somewhere over the Rainbow is URCD170 and includes additional material from Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group. [MORE]
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Recorded live, Odd Fellow Palaet, Copenhagen, October 10th, 1954 Chris Barber’s Jazz Band have always been a great live attraction.Many of their concerts have been recorded with no less than ten commercially recorded performances between 1954 and 1961. And it all started in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 10th, 1954. Here then – for the first time, and in chronological order – you can ... [MORE]
Volume 4 in a CD series of re-releases of Storyville’s traditional jazz repertoire, recorded from the beginning of the 50’s and into the 60’s.Volume 4 has EPs featuring Chris Barber, Graham Stewart and his New Orleans Band, Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents, Ricardo's Jazzmen and Papa Bue's New Orleans Band. There are 18 tracks in total. [MORE]
This is the first CD in a series of re-releases of Storyville’s traditional jazz repertoire, recorded from the beginning of the 50’s and into the 60’s. On this album there are tracks from Chris Barber's Jazzband, Cy Laurie's Jazz Septet, Ken Colyer's Jazzmen, Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band, Adrian Bentzon's Jazzband, Henrik Johansen's Jazzband and Lennie Baldwin's Dauphin Street Six. There are some great rarities here - full details inside.
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These sampler tracks are NOT included on the other volumes. Artists featured include Chris Barber, Sandy Brown, Dick Charlesworth, Cy Laurie, Monty Sunshine, Bob Wallis, Johnny Parker, Papa Bue and many more. 17 tracks in total.
Included with this CD is an A4 magazine celebrating the Golden Years Series. [MORE]
Singer, songwriter, producer, presenter and entertainer Ronny Hilton was a ballad-singer playing to a slightly older audience, just as the more strident strains of rock ‘n’ roll were about to engulf all. His smart, well groomed appearance, smooth vocal delivery and polished stage routines made him a big name on the British pop scene. During the 1950s he notched up 16 hits in the British charts and via radio appearances, sell-out national tours and ... [MORE]
Music has always featured in films and quite often it reflected the popular music style of the day. The rising interest in Traditional Jazz in the UK through the 1950s and up to the 'Trad Boom' of the 1960s led to Traditional Jazz Bands appearing in films. There were those cashing in on the phenomenon, IT'S TRAD DAD, BAND OF THIEVES, and serious films with a Jazz content, THE WILD AND THE WILLING, LOOK BACK IN ANGER. This CD takes a broad look at the ... [MORE]
The next in line in the 'YEAR' series. This covers the period when the Barber band made it's last recordings as part of the Lansdowne Jazz Series for Denis Preston's Record Supervision Ltd. It includes the EP 'Introducing Ian' featuring reed player, Ian Wheeler, plus the one featuring the boss himself, 'In Barber's Chair'. Also included are the tracks from the LP 'Best Yet', an LP recorded in Budapest' and several singles including the two tracks from the ... [MORE]
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]
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]