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Turk Murphy was one of the legendary figures of the American Traditional Jazz Revival. He was a member of the pioneering Lu Watters Jazz Band of 1940 and stayed until forming his own band in 1950. His forthright big brassy trombone is instantly recognisable. He favoured a classic repertoire with an emphasis on ragtime. This collection (including a ‘live’ set recorded at the New York’s Carnegie Hall) showcases the band very well indeed. [MORE]
The Alex Welsh band’s skill with the Chicago style jazz made the band the first choice for visiting American musicians. One such was Peanuts Hucko. Peanuts had been a member of the big bands of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman but came to prominence as a member of the Louis Armstrong All Stars. He went on to spend time in the bands of Jack Teagarden, Eddie Condon, Wild Bill Davison and others before embarking on a solo career. He is on peak form here and ... [MORE]
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Freddy Randall led one of the best British traditional Jazz bands. Basing his band on the driving Chicago style of Jazz - personified by the Eddie Condon bands in the USA - it was one of the first of the revivalist bands of the late 1940s to get a recording contract with a major record label, Parlophone.
Various personnel including: Frdedy Randall: trumpet, Bruce Turner/Cliff Townsend/Bernard Stantson: clarinet, Eddie ... [MORE]
VARIOUS:GRAEME BELL, PIANO, ROGER BELL, TR, DON ‘PIXIE’ ROBERTS, CL, ‘LAZY’ ADE MONSBOURGH, VALVE TRBN, CL, JACK VARNEY, BANJ, LOU ‘BARON’ SILBEREISEN, BS TUBA, RUSS MURPHY DRS, DAVE CAREY, DRMS, DERYCK ‘KANGA VARIOUS:GRAEME BELL, PIANO, ROGER BELL, TR, DON ‘PIXIE’ ROBERTS, CL, ‘LAZY’ ADE MONSBOURGH, VALVE TRBN, CL, JACK VARNEY, BANJ, LOU ‘BARON’ SILBEREISEN, BS TUBA, RUSS MURPHY DRS, DAVE CAREY, DRMS, DERYCK ‘KANGA [MORE]
JOHNNY CODD, TR, TONY MILLINER, TRBN, TONY GIBBONS, CL, PAT HAWES, PNO, VOC, BOB MACK, GTR, BNJ, ERIC STARR, BS, DAVE CAREY, DRS [MORE]
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This CD was recorded in 1992, with three tracks dating form 1989. It was engineered by Ted Taylor. Cy Laurie was one of the earliest and brightest stars of the British traditional jazz revival. Leading his own band from 1948 onwards, his devotion to the impassioned, blue-hot style of Johnny Dodds and the music of the Classic Jazz era brought a large and equally devoted following. There ... [MORE]
Based around the original ‘Temperance Seven Family Album’ - their second LP for Parlophone - this collection shows the band at the height of its popularity with what is widely regarded as the classic line-up. Cephas Howard: trumpet, John RT Davies: trombone saxes, Mac White: reeds, Ray Whittam: reeds, Clifford Bevan: piano, John Gieves-Watson: banjo, Martin Fry: Sousaphone, Brian Innes: percussion, Paul McDowell and Allan Mitchell: vocals. Plus others! [MORE]
Alan plays with Cy Laurie’s Jazz Band, The Graham Stewart Seven, Terry Lightfoot'’s New Orleans Jazzmen and his own Band [MORE]
WALLY FAWKES and HIS TROGLODYTES featuring SPIKE MACKINTOSH. Recordings from 1957-1959 issued under licence from Decca [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]
Great jazz from 1949-1958 vintage Esquire recordings featuring CHRIS BARBER'S WASHBOARD WONDERS, CHRIS BARBER and his NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND, THE MERSEYSIPPI JAZZBAND, LEW JOWETT's JAZZ SEVEN and THE SECOND CITY JAZZMEN. Full details and track listing inside. [MORE]
A collection from the pioneering Esquire label 1949-1958 volume 3 features first rate jazz from SANDY BROWN, BOBBY MICKLEBURGH’S BOBCATS, MIKE DANIELS DELTA JAZZMEN, HUMPHREY LYTTELTON, GEORGE CHISHOLM and KENNY BALL. [MORE]
The second volume in this series features tracks from ACKER BILK, CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND, BRIAN WOOLEY’S JAZZMEN and MICK GILL’S JAZZ BAND. Full details and track listing inside. [MORE]