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ALL NINE of this popular BBC Jazz Club series at one special price! The series represents a mirror image of jazz during the 50s and 60s and is an essentional part of any record collection. All the great are there - CHRIS BARBER - LONNIE DONEGAN - MONTY SUNSHINE - KEN COLYER - ACKER BILK - TERRY LIGHTFOOT - THE SAINTS JAZZ BAND - MICK MULLIGAN with GEORGE MELLY - DIZ DISLEY QUINTET - ALEX WELSH and MIKE DANIELS DELTA JAZZ BAND plus many more. [MORE]
At Last! Here is the much anticiapted second half of the 1981 Jubilee concert from London's Fairfield Halls! The CD also features bonus tracks from Donegan's Dancing Sunshine Band. This is Lonnie at his very best!The First Half is available on URCD214. [MORE]
These two sessions come from the period in Ken's career when he had just retired from being a full-time band leader, as advised by his doctor. So he sought out guest spots with other bands and this CD was recorded at Ken Colyer's favourite venue, Studio 51 in January and February 1972. Great line-up including Sammy Rimington - with some unusual tracks not easily found on other albums. Full details inside.
Volume 2 is on URCD222 [MORE]
Recorded live at the Purcell Room on 17th April 2004 in celebration of the life and music of Ken Colyer. A great souvenir of a first class evening in the company of a rare gathering of the surviving players from the second and third Ken Colyer Jazzmen - an all star line-up comprising Jim Holmes trumpet, Ed O'Donell trombone/vocal, Ian Wheeler clarinet, Acker Bilk clarinet/ vocal/dialogue, Stan Greig piano/drums, Ray Smith piano, ... [MORE]
These are the Dieter Kreuter tapes volume 1 recorded at Studio 51 on 8th August 1958 (volume 2 is on URCD170 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow.) This is the classic Colyer line-up with Ken Colyer, guitar,vocals Ian Wheeler, clarinet Mac Duncan, Trombone Johnny Bastable, banjo Ray Foxley, piano Ron Ward, bass Colin Bowden drums. Jazz on! [MORE]
This is a CD of vintage Colyer dating from 1955. The famous radio broadcast from NDR in Germany is released for the first time ever. The sound is broadcast quality and the band is on excellent form. These rare recordings represent a significant link in the Colyer discography. This is the classic Colyer front line recorded 19th March 1955 in Hamburg, Germany. Ken Colyer with Ian Wheeler, Mac Duncan, Peter Hunck, Diz Disley, Dick ... [MORE]
The BBC Jazz Club in the 1960s was a complete cross-section of British jazz, often with American guests, and the Christmas shows always tried to be a bit different. In 1963 Chris Barber featured no less than three guests - the pianist Ian Armit, singer Bobby Breen and alto saxophonist Joe Harriott plus the band's own singer, Ottilie Patterson. The broadcast on this album is compered by Humph and the music sounds as fresh today as ... [MORE]
This CD celebrates the BBC Jazz Club and its output through the work of 5 popular bands. Chris Barber's Jazzband includes guests Ken Colyer, Archie Semple and Johnny Parker alongside regulars Ottilie Patterson, Pat Halcox, Ian Wheeler, Eddie Smith, Dick Smith and Graham Burbidge.
Monty Sunshine Jazz Band here features Monty with Rod Mason - Geoff Sowden - Johnny Parker - Dickie Bishop - Gerry Salisbury and Nick Nicholls.
NEW! THE CRANE RIVER JAZZ BAND – The Cranes Fly Again - URCD281
KEN COLYER ON VIDEO – Rare Footage from the Vaults
Buy the latest release from the Cranes and add the Colyer DVD for just £7! That's just £19.99 for the two items! Full details of both are available under their respective listings. [MORE]
The fabulous 1957 Manchester concert by a specially assembled group starring two icons of Jazz. The concert was presented by The National Jazz Federation, and with the obvious exception of Max Kaminsky, every musician had previously been a member of Louis Armstrong’s All Stars. The promoters thought they would appeal to the British public in the same way Satchmo himself had on his first post-war visit the previous year – and the ... [MORE]
Buy both the new Upbeat Roger Marks Collections for £22.00! Marks and Sparks is his second CD for the label, and each track features two front men - Roger's inimitable trombone plus a celebrated reed player.
Marks Out of Twenty is a career retrospective celebrating his 25 years as bandleader the THe Armada Jazz Band, The Cornish Armada Jazz Band and his Mainstreamers! [MORE]
2 CD SPECIAL OFFER!
Two of our most popular Colyer releases together at a special price! Serenading Auntie has 21 tracks recorded by the BBC for both TV and radio broadcasts between 1955 and 1960, while Once More for Auntie brings the broadcast material into the 1970s with broadcasts frm 1972, 1975 and 1977. All your favourite band members are featured, including Sammy Rimington, Mac Duncan, Ian Wheeler, Johnny Bastable, Ray Foxley, Mickey ... [MORE]
The Ken Colyer Allstars at Studio 51 1972. Volume 1 has sessions from January and February and runs 71 minutes while Volume 2 has sessions from April and May running a total of 74 minutes. Great line-up including Sammy Rimington with some unusual tracks not easily found on other albums. [MORE]
URCD256 Birth of A Jazz Genius is a unique collection of early Armstrong appearing with the likes of Bessie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Sidney Bechet and Clarence Williams.
URCD204 is Birth of the All Stars, Armstrong’s touring band. 21 tracks over 75 minutes.
URCD277 is Louis Armstrong Live in Vancouver 1951. The only recordings of Cosy Cole with the band. [MORE]
Two collections of BBC broadcast material from Chris Barber’s Jazz Band. Volume 1 has broadcasts dating from 1961-1962 while Volume 2 comprises broadcasts from 1961-1963. Both CDs feature Ottilie Patterson. [MORE]
URCD203 is Tea for Eight– our very first release and it includes Tea for Two and Ukulele Lady. URCD208 is 33 Not Out and tunes include Chilli Bom Bom and Happy Feet. URCD220 is The Writing on the Wall with 17 tracks including Dog Bottom and Mornington Crescent. [MORE]
3 single CDs and 1 double from this trombone legend. URCD259 is the first CD release of The Original Jazz from 1957. URCD262D is a double which has tracks from Storyville Nights, Dixieland Marching Songs Kid Ory plays WC Handy. URCD236 has the popular Verve album The Kid From New Orleans together with a guest appearance at Newport Jazz Festival. URCD241 has 2 albums Song of the Wayfarer and tracks from Dance with Kid Ory, or Just Listen. [MORE]
The full 4 CDs from the London Swing Orchestra documenting the history of Jazz. URCD249 is The Roaring Twenties, URCD255 is The Elegant Thirties, URCD263 is The Birth of Swing 1935-45 while URCD266 is The Rise of the Crooner 1945-1975.
The tunes are played flawlessly. Dalby has trained his musicians well! On all counts, this CD delivers. [MORE]
The first CD in this set is URCD198 - one of our all-time best selling titles with Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen and Skiffle Group in concert at the Royal Festival Hall in 1954 featuring Chris Barber, Monty Sunshine and Lonnie Donegan.
The second CD is URCD205 which has more tracks from this 1954 concert PLUS a bonus of 8 great tracks from the Colston Hall 1956 featuring Ian Wheeler and Mac Duncan. [MORE]
The third selection of CDs features A Portrait of Sister Rosetta Tharpe The One and Only Queen of Hot Gospel, A Portrait of Bunk Johnson – Bunk’s Blues, A Portrait of Louis Armstrong – Birth of the All Stars and A Portrait of Louis Prima – Sing Sing Sing. [MORE]
This 4 CD collection features A Portrait of Johnny Dodds – King of the Blues Clarinet, A Portrait of Sidney Bechet in Paris 1937-1952, A Portrait of Louis Jordan - The Birth of Rhythm and Blues and A Portrait of George Lewis from Burgundy Street to Berlin. [MORE]
The four CDs in this collection feature A Portrait of Papa Mutt Carey – A New Orleans Master, A Portrait of Kid Ory – The Greatest Slideman Ever Born, A Portrait of Muggsy Spannier A-Z and A Portrait of Jelly Roll Morton – Oh, Mr Jelly! [MORE]
URCD200 This unique album is a tribute to the flair, drive and professionalism that was Lonnie Donegan. He tells his life story in his own words and music in a 'live' recording made in 1994 at the 100 Club, Oxford Street. URCD212 is a superb 'live' recording of Lonnie's last tour recorded in October 2002 - Lonnie was on excellent form on what was to be his last tour. Plus bonus tracks from his son Peter who played piano on the Last Tour and is continuing ... [MORE]
These three CDs see Humph in fine form – an original Calligraph CD from 1985 featuring Kenny Davern, a second Calligraph LP, this time from 1983 featuring Wally Fawkes plus a 1985 recording with Claude Luter featuring the Bad Penny Blues rhythm section, Parker, Bray and Grieg. [MORE]