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URCD280 DIZ DISLEY - With Me Little Ukulele in Me Hand This album is a true labour of love by one of British Jazz’s genuine originals paying tribute to one of variety’s immortals. Altogether the mood created by Diz and his choice of jazz musicians is one of sheer mischievous joy.
URCD279 HUMPHREY LYTTELTON IN RETROSPECT - Sir Humph's Delight This richly varied anthology covers several contrasting aspects of Humphrey Lyttelton's long career from the 50s to the 80s with highlights from the many albums featuring his work on the Upbeat label.
URCD278 ROGER MARKS - Marks and Sparks featuring Pete Allen. A Career retrospective of this popular contemporary British jazz man.
URCD277 LOUIS ARMSTRONG and his All Stars - Live in Vancouver 1951 with Earl Hines and Jack Teagarden Featuring Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines, this CD pre-dates the two Jack Teagarden/Earl Hines CDs from the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1957 by six years and should really be considered the fore-runner to these two CDs (see below).
URCD276 NEW ORLEANS Original Soundtrack, out-takes and associated recordings from the 1947 cult movie featuring Louis Armstrong, Mutt Carey, Zutty Singleton, Billie Holiday, Barney Bigard and Kid Ory
URCD275 KEN COLYER'S ALL STARS - Live at Wimbledon 1975, featuring Annie Hawkins and Colin Bowden. Mike Pointon has compiled this CD from a live recording from December 20th 1975 at a great Christmas party at Wimbledon Belgrave Harriers.
URCD274 SAMMY RIMINGTON - A Snapshot of his American Recordings 1995-1999 This selection of recordings by Sammy from the 1990s is a good example of his special talent for combining a repertoire of standards with other numbers that are rarely used as jazz vehicles. It follows the eclectic New Orleans tradition which has always been the approach taken by musicians from the Crescent City.
URCD273 JACK TEAGARDEN and EARL HINES All Stars Concert 1957 Volume 2 These rare 'live' recordings come from a UK tour made by this specially assembled group in October 1957, presented by The National Jazz Federation. This is a fantastic sequel to the quick selling first volume of Teagarden/Hines. Great stuff!
URCD272 THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND with KEN COLYER - Reunited! In 1972 the Cranes re-formed and their first London appearance was at the 100 Club in Oxford Street where this CD was recorded. The result was sheer joyousness and almost relaxed telepathic teamwork.
I am sure you will all be familiar with STORYVILLE and we are delighted to be featuring these in the Newsletter. Again please bear with us if stocks take a little while to come in. If these go well, we will continue to feature these labels in the coming editions of the Newsletter.
This richly varied anthology covers several contrasting aspects of Humphrey Lyttelton's long career from the 50s to the 80s with highlights from the many albums featuring his work on the Upbeat label. Bands include his Big Band and the Paseo Band and artists include Jimmy Rushing, Kenny Davern, Johnny Parker, Bruce Turner, Micky Ashman, Ian Armit, John Barnes, Pete Strange, Colin Bowden and many more. Album rund 69.07 minutes. [MORE]
This album is a true labour of love by one of British Jazz’s genuine originals paying tribute to one of variety’s immortals. Altogether the mood created by Diz and his choice of jazz musicians is one of sheer mischievous joy, evoking effortlessly the nostalgically raffish feel of a stroll along Blackpool’s slightly seedy Golden Mile many years ago. The CD includes two titles not recorded by Formby – I Was Waggling My Magical Wand and I Showed Me ... [MORE]
Featuring Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines, this CD pre-dates the two Jack Teagarden/Earl Hines CDs from the Manchester Free Trade Hall in 1957 by six years and should really be considered the fore-runner to these two CDs (available on the Upbeat Jazz label – URCD258 and URCD273).
This live concert was recorded in Vancouver in January 1951 - it was a sell out show and the audience loved every second. This is one of the rarest of the all-star bands ... [MORE]
Mike Pointon has compiled this CD from a live recording from December 20th 1975 at a great Christmas party at Wimbledon Belgrave Harriers. There is an interesting and refreshing line-up with Ken Colyer cornet, vocals, Roger Bird clarinet, Mike Sherbourne trombone, Ray Smith piano, Bill Stotesbury banjo, Annie Hawkins string bass, Colin Bowden drums. Ken Colyer includes several numbers he had used over the years but as ever, he always manages to produce ... [MORE]
NEW ORLEANS – Original Soundtrack and Out-takes from the 1947 Cult Movie featuring Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Kid Ory, Barney Bigard, Mutt Carey and Zutty Singleton
It was a fabulous idea which in true Hollywood fashion ended up a fiasco! However, there remains the music which, unlike the film, is just plain wonderful! The list of artists here is an A-Z of jazz royalty and there are 29 great tracks for you to enjoy. So close your eyes and be transported back to 1947 and the birth of jazz in New Orleans! [MORE]
This selection of recordings by Sammy from the 1990s is a good example of his special talent for combining a repertoire of standards with other numbers that are rarely used as jazz vehicles. It follows the eclectic New Orleans tradition which has always been the approach taken by musicians from the Crescent City. Tracks from 4 sessions recorded between 1995 and 1999 are featured here, using musicians Sammy has been associated with over the years in ... [MORE]
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The Crane River Jazz Band is one of the most revered jazz bands of the 20th Century. In 1949 they took the UK by storm appearing on BBC TV and Studio 51 in Leicester Square and in 1951 played at the newly opened Royal Festival Hall.
In 1972 the Cranes re-formed and their first London appearance was at the 100 Club in Oxford Street where this CD was recorded. The result was sheer ... [MORE]
This compilation of tracks from 1990 - 2017 features a number of line-ups who all have one thing in common - a two-man front line. This format is always a meeting of minds, a musical conversation where being a 'good listener' is every bit as important as expressing one's one ideas. The combination of trombone and reeds - be it clarinet or saxophone - is present on all tracks, but each partnership takes on its own distinctive sound.
Another aspect of ... [MORE]
Mike Daniels formed his first band in the late 1940s when the emerging British traditional style Jazz bands were searching for an identity. Mike Daniels decided to model his band on the Classic bands of the 1920s, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke et al. By the late 1950s the band was one of the best – and one of the few – to specialise in that style. The band’s golden period was the period covered by this CD. The band rarely recorded and ... [MORE]
Vintage Jazz music was what Steve Lane specialised in. From the late 1940s up until the 2000s Steve Lane’s various bands recreated the sounds of the Classic Jazz era of King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbecke and a whole host of others. Steve also ran the Vintage Jazz Music record label, VJM. Never content to simply carbon copy the originals Steve Lane would put his own stamp on the tunes whilst remaining true to the genre. Steve never turned ... [MORE]
Of the new wave of British Traditional Jazz bands which emerged from the Traditional Jazz revival in the 1940s, Humphrey Lyttelton had the leading, most popular band and it was the band which secured the first record deal with a major label, Parlophone in 1949. Hot on Lyttelton’s heels was Freddy Randall who signed for Parlophone in 1951. The various stylistic ‘camps’ were emerging – New Orleans, Classic, Chicago/Dixieland and eventually Trad – and Freddy ... [MORE]
Recorded in California, this compilation includes the historic 1922 recordings by Kid Ory, as well as the complete recordings of Harvey Brooks’ Quality Four and Reb Spikes. Remastering is by John R.T. Davies, and extensive liner notes are by Russ Shor and John Wilby. [MORE]
This is the final release from Larry Borenstein's Collection - Volume 16. The CD features a generous 22 tracks by artists such as Kid Thomas Valentine and His Dixieland Band, Mother Mary Margret Parker, Sister Donna Alexander and Sister Adele Williams. All recorded by Borenstein at his Associated Artists Studio in New Orleans between 1958 and 1961. Total playing time for the CD 71 minutes and 25 seconds. [MORE]