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HUMPHREY LYTTELTON - Dusting off the Archives

HUMPHREY LYTTELTON - Dusting off the Archives
CD / Product Number: LACD352

In 1948 Humphrey Lyttelton formed his first full-time band and rapidly became the premier Traditional Jazz band in the UK. Several of the musicians who would become significant players later had formed bands, but until the Chris Barber Jazz Band came into being in 1954 Humph had no serious rivals. The band made early recordings on the small independent specialist Tempo and Esquire labels and in 1949 had landed a contract with the leading major label Parlophone. In 1950 their producer would be none other than George Martin. Throughout the early 1950s the band was regularly in the recording studios and the output was quite prolific which was an indication of its popularity. The recordings on this CD are very rare coming from broadcasts, private recordings, concerts and alternative takes. Most have never been issued before and some are the only versions the band ever recorded. It is a good representation of what a powerful band it was.


Snake Rag
Savoy Blues
I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
I Wonder
Ice Cream
Wild Man Blues
Just A Closer Walk
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
Falling Blues
I’m Crying Too Choppin’ And Changin’
Bad Penny Blues
Canal Street Blues
Chicago Buzz
Randolph Turpin Stomp
Doctor Blues
Bessie Couldn’t Help It
Walking My Baby Back Home
Singing The Blues
Freight Train Blues
Steppin’ On The Blues
Memphis Shake
Pretty Baby
Ain’t Misbehavin’
After You’ve Gone