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Featuring the famous Conway Hall concert ('Humph At The Conway') 1954 plus the 1951 Conway Hall concert, plus the 1954 Royal Festival Hall concert and the bonus of the 1954 studio tracks. Ftg Wally Fawkes, Bruce Turner, Johnny Parker, John Picard et al [MORE]
The Byzantines are a newly formed band comprising five of the country’s most creative young Classic Jazz musicians. The band's repertoire consists of original songs – mostly written by Nick Gill (piano). It has come about largely because of the enthusiasm for these songs expressed by the mercurial James Evans (undoubtedly the UK's most creative jazz clarinetist). Providing some of the vocal refrains to the songs are the delightful Debbie Arthurs (vocalist ... [MORE]
A second superb CD by these two excpetional musicians. As before they are joined by Keith Stephen on guitar and Bruce Rollo on bass. Pianist, Ralph Laing, who wrote the booklet notes, thanks John and Jeff for 'reminding us just how entertaining jazz can be.' [MORE]
Five of the best 'two-fisted' piano players the UK has produced. Four made their names in traditional jazz bands and all made very rare appearances on their own records. [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]
Classic years tracing the development into a Mainstram band, All the key players - Wally Fawkes, Bruce Turner, John Picard, Johnny Parker - all commercially released recordings including five previously unreleased ones. [MORE]
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 rest of the CD is made up of studio ... [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]
THE RECORD SUPERVISION COLLECTION. The 'classic' Paramount JB personnel of the early '60s includes two previously unissued tracks plus tracks from the film 'Band Of Thieves' [MORE]
THE RECORD SUPERVISION COLLECTION. Four legends of the Trad Jazz scene playing as soloists, duos, a trio and a quartet. The original LP plus bonus tracks by the same artists. [MORE]
THE RECORD SUPERVISION COLLECTION. The third and final 'McJazz' album. The CD includes two EPs to extend the playing time. [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]
'Spats' Langham one of the UK's finest guitar/banjo players and 20s style vocalists teams up with one of the UK's finest jazz pianists to present a virtuoso set of tunes by Harry Reser, Jelly Roll Morton, Eddie Lang and George Gershwin amongst others. [MORE]
Harry Gold was a British Jazz legend. Starting his career in 1921, he formed the Pieces in the late 1930s and was playing well into the 1990s. The tracks on this CD come from two concerts in 1988 and 1991. [MORE]
The second in our series of recordings made by Allan Gilmour at The Dancing Slipper, Nottingham. The is a real stomping session never previously issued. The band includes Ian Hunter-Randall, Charlie Galbraith, Colin Bates, Ron Russell and Geoff Downs. [MORE]