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Volume 1 (LACD199) proved to be one of our best selling Cy Laurie CDs. Volume 2 also comes from tapes recorded at The Dancing Slipper in Nottingham in 1968 and, again, has good quality sound to enhance the atmosphere generated by this stomping little band. Four bonus tracks are from Cy's last recordings for a major label in 1958 [MORE]
VOTED REISSUE OF THE YEAR IN THE BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS. An excellent recording of a concert presented shortly after the opening of London's prestigious Barbican Centre in 1982. A capacity crowd enjoyed a typically varied, eclectic and well-played set by the Barber band – a heady mix of Classic Jazz and Swing tunes, Trad favourites and crowd pleasers. [MORE]
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The LAKE Records 'house' band recorded at a special concert in 2008. A superb line up of, from the USA, Jeff Barnhart (piano, vocals),the cream of UK players, Ian Bateman (trombone), Roy Cansdale (bass), John Hallam (reeds), Keith Stephen (guitar, banjo), Gordon Whitworth (trumpet, vocals) and label boss, Paul Adams (drums). Special guest was the hugely talented Duke Heitger from the USA. [MORE]
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This CD sees the final stage of the transition from a traditional style band to a mainstream one. This features line-ups regarded as classic in the history of the band featuring musicians such as Kathy Stobart, Tony Coe, Jimmy Skidmore,Joe Temperley, and John Picard. The tracks were mostly commercially released, but includes some previously unissued material. [MORE]
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A collection of Chris Barber recordings from 1957 and 1958. It comprises two concert recordings, Birmingham Town Hall and Brighton Pavilion (including some previously unreleased tracks), the 10 inch LP, 'Chris Barber Plays Vol 4' plus some singles by Ottilie Patterson. As well as Ottilie all the usual team are present, Monty Sunshine and Pat Halcox. [MORE]
A collection of significant recordings made by Ken Colyer's in the years 1957 and 1958. Includes the rare Hamburg concert by the Jazzmen and Skiffle Group, the EP 'They All Played Ragtime', the equally rare 'live' set which wwas re-recorded as 'Colyer Plays Standards' and the only recording of the Omega Brass Band ever issued. [MORE]
In the heady days of the Trad Boom of the late 1950s/early 1960s there were the three big names Ball, Barber and Bilk, but running alongside was Terry Lightfoot. The term ‘Trad’ was invented for the Lightfoot band (it was the title of an made in 1958). Terry regularly beat Acker Bilk as top Jazz clarinetist in the Melody Maker Readers’ Poll. This CD is part of LAKE’s continuing ‘Vintage’ series and presents the first recordings made by the band as a ... [MORE]
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Val Waiseman's career has included working with the bands of Monty Sunshine, Alex Welsh and Kenny Baker. For several years she has been touring with her acclaimed Billie Holiday show, 'Lady Sings The Blues'. This CD includes the songs from her latest venture, the songs of Duke Ellington. Val is no mere imitator - she brings her own interpretation and personality to the songs. [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]
Another in our series recorded at the Dancing Slipper in Nottingham features one of the least recorded of Ken Colyer's full-time bands. Recorded in 1963 the band is Sammy Rimington, Geoff Cole, John Bastable, Ron Ward Pete Ridge. Very good sound and some tunes not recorded by Colyer eleswhere. [MORE]
Complete recordings featuring Chris Barber from 1956 in one collection (Ottilie Patterson's under her own name are on LACD244). Jazz and Skiffle featuring Monty Sunshine, Lonnie Donegan, Dickie Bishop, Johnny Duncan [MORE]
A recreation of the 'symphonic jazz' of Paul Whiteman presented at a wonderful 'live' concert at The Sage, Gateshead. The Jazz musicians represent the cream of 1920s hot jazz players: Andy Woon, Norman Field, Matthias Seuffert, Spats Langham, et al. [MORE]
Britain's best loved and most sought-after Blues singer! This CD contains 23 tracks in all, including 11 previously unreleased songs or versions of songs. When Ottilie Patterson appeared at the Royal Festival Hall in 1955 with Chris Barber's Jazz Band George Melly described her as Bessie Smith reincarnated. For the next 20 years she remained with the Barber band before retiring through ill health. In that time she became Britain's best loved Trad Jazz ... [MORE]
The fabled 'supermarket' sides. In 1956 Cy recorded a set tunes for what were US supermarket LPs and which were not issued under his own name. Plus previously unissued tracks. The band includes Alan Elsdon, Sonny Morris and Graham Stewart. [MORE]
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Very few European bands made any impact in Britain, but the Dutch Swing College Band was the exception. Led by reed player Peter Schilperoort the band made many excellent recordings throughout the 1950 and 1960s. Their recordings are rightly highly regarded and the reissues on LAKE have proved to be very popular. This CD is based around the original ‘At Home’ concert recorded at the Kurhaus, Scheneningen in 1955. The ... [MORE]
CHRIS BARBER'S JAZZ BAND with LONNIE DONEGAN'S SKIFFLE GROUP and OTTILIE PATTERSON.
The first 10 inch and 12 inch LPs for the JAZZ TODAY plus tracks from the skiffle group which was still a subset of the band at that time. The CD also includes Ottilie Patterson plus 6 previously unreleased tracks. [MORE]
THE RECORD SUPERVISION COLLECTION. The original LP plus some EP and singles tracks. Includes two tracks previously unreleased at the time. On most of the tracks the band is fronted by the fine trumpet playing of Alan Elsdon [MORE]
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The wonderful Debbie Arthurs makes her debut album. All 1920s/1930s material superbly done in the company of leading specialists in the genre: Norman Field, Spats Langham, Nick Gill, Andy Woon, Mike Piggott and Malcolm Sked [MORE]
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The legendary trumpeter meets the UK's Jazz legend. Two LPs from the 1960s originally issued on the 77 label [MORE]
The Record Supervision Collection. A compilation of 2 LPs - AL and SANDY and AL'S PALS
Al Fairweather and Sandy Brown established themselves as leading protagonists for the Mainstream style of Jazz. Sandy Brown was one of the UK’s greatest jazz musicians. This collection based on two LPs marks Al and Sandy's debut for Columbia's Lansdowne Jazz Series. Their previous LP, McJazz, had established them as a force to be reckoned with. ... [MORE]