BONES FOR THE KING - ALEX WELSH with DICKY WELLS, BUD FREEMAN
WINNER BIRMINGHAM JAZZ AWARD 2005 for the best re-issue CD!!!
In this third Upbeat volume of rare Alex Welsh broadcast material we are fortunate to be able to include, besides more radio recordings, soundtrack from the acclaimed BBCTV Jazz 625 series which in some cases only exists in this form. We can witness how at home visiting American jazzmen were with this fine band, first the urbane Bud Freeman, a regular visitor to these shores, and then trombone giant Dicky Wells on his only UK solo excursion.
The CD includes 5 tracks from Jazz 625 ecorded in July 1966, 4 from BBC Jazz Club recorded in February 1974 plus 6 tracks from Jazz 625 recorded February 1966. Find more Alex Welsh on URCD 175 and URCD 191
ALEX WELSH with DICKY WELLS, BUD FREEMAN
Tracks 1-5 Jazz 625 6th July 1966 Alex Welsh cornet, John Barnes, clarinet, baritone sax, alto sax, Roy Williams trombone, Fred Hunt, piano, Jim Douglas, guitar, Ron Mathewson, string bass, Lennie Hastings, drums Guest Bud Freeman, tenor sax Tracks 6-9 24th February 1974 same as tracks 1-5 but Harvey Weston string bass (track 8 bass guitar) and Roger Nobes drums (track 8 electric piano) and John Barnes track 8 drums) Tracks 10-15 Jazz 625 23rd February 1966 Same as tracks 1-5 but Dicky Wells trombone
1. ST LOUIS BLUES
2. YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME
4. SWEET SUE
5. ROYAL GARDEN BLUES
6. BIG SWING FACE
7. LIMEHOUSE BLUES
8. YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
9. RED BANK BOOGIE
11. LAST NIGHT
12. BONES FOR THE KING
13. IT DONT MEAN A THING IF IT AINT GOT THAT SWING
14. OVER THE RAINBOW
15. MR. ELI
Reviews of This Recording
Upbeat have issued some very welcome broadcasts and this is one of the best....These sessions bring back so many happy memories for me of a favourite band at its peak.
I greeted this CD with enthusiasm because Freeman and Wells, each a great musical personality and eccentric, had been porly represented on CD except for historical performances.
Cadence August 2005