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EARLY HUMPHREY LYTTELTON - Humphrey Lyttelton - 4 CD Collection

EARLY HUMPHREY LYTTELTON - Humphrey Lyttelton - 4 CD Collection
£44.00
CD / Product Number: URCD013

Four CDs reflecting the early years of Humphrey Lyttelton as a band leader in the 1950s
URCD174 features Humph with his Big Band in 1958 BBC Jazz Club sessions with Jimmy Rushing.
URCD182 has BBC broadcasts from 1956-1960 plus 4 tracks of the Fairweather-Brown Allstars. URCD186 dates from 1957 at the 100 Club.
URCD223 is from privately recorded acetates from 1953-56, including tracks from the Paseo Jazz Band.
All in all, (this is ) the sort of CD that should be available on the NHS!
The Jazz Rag

Description

Disc 1: URCD174

This is a very special CD as it is the only broadcast and the only recording of Humphs big band - and the added bonus, of course, is that it features Jimmy Rushing in fine form.

Humphrey Lyttelton His Band - Tracks 1 to 5

The Humphrey Lyttelton Big Band with Jimmy Rushing - Tracks 6 to 13

1: MEZZROW
2: JERSEY LIGHTNING
3: ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
4: EVENIN’
5: ST LOUIS BLUES
6: STOMPY JONES
7: IT’S SIN TO TELL A LIE
8: HARVARD BLUES
9: MR FIVE BY FIVE
10: JIMMY’S BLUES
11: SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL
12: HEADS OR TAILS
13: TEXAS SHUFFLE

Disc 2: URCD182 Humph, Bruce and Sandy Swing at the BBC

The airshots you will hear on this album represent aspects of British middle-period jazz at its best. The keynote to this album is good taste and, as the immortal PG Wodehouse might have said, you'll find it here in spades! BBC broadcasts from 1955-1960 featuring the following bands - HUMPHREY LYTTELTON AND HIS BAND, BRUCE TURNER QUARTET, FAIRWEATHER-BROWN ALL STARS - full details inside.

Humphrey Lyttelton, trumpet, Tony Coe, alto sax, John Picard, trombone, Freddy Legon, guitar, Johnny Parker, piano Jim Bray, string bass, Stan Greig, drums 1956 - Tracks 1 to 7
Humphrey Lyttelton, trumpet, Tony Coe, clarinet, alto sax, Jimmy Skidmore, tenor sax, John Picard, trombone, Eddie Taylor, drums, Bruce Turner guest, Jim Bray, string bass, Johnny Parker, piano 30.5.57 - Tracks 8 to 10
Bruce Turner, alto saxophone, John Mumford, trombone, Jim Bray, bass, John Armatage, drums The Bruce Turner Quartet 1960 - Tracks 11 to 13
Al Fairweather, trumpet, Sandy Brown, clarinet, Johnny Scott, flute, Jasper Liversee, baritone sax, Stran Greig, piano, Tim Mahn, bass, Danny Craig, drums Fairweather Brown Allstars 15.10.1958 - Tracks 14 to 20

1: INDIANA
2: YOU BROUGHT ME A NEW KIND OF LOVE
3: ECHOIN’ THE BLUES
4: CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
5: SWEET AND SOUR BLUES
6: CHEEK TO CHEEK
7: BUCKET’S GOT A HOLE IN IT
8: JERSEY LIGHTNING
9: CREOLE SERENADE
10: OLE MISS BLUES
11: THE JUMPER
12: EXHIBITION AT THE PICTURES
13: FLAT TO C
14: AFRICA
15: GROOVER WAILIN’
16: OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
17: TOPSY
18: BLUES GO AWAY
19: OLD MAN RIVER
20: JUMP FOR ME

Disc 3: URCD186 A Night in Oxford Street

Excellent CD - Jimmy Rushing at his best with Humph and the band on top form too. Great night, great atmosphere. Excellent research and notes from Mike Pointon.
The players are Humphrey Lyttelton, trumpet, Tony Coe, clarinet, alto sax, Jimmy Skidmore, tenor sax, John Picard, trombone, Ian Armit, piano, Brian Brocklehurst, bass, Eddie Taylor, drums

1: BLUES AT DAWN
2: ‘DEED I DO
3: GOOD MORNING BLUES
4: JIVE AT FIVE
5: HOW LONG BLUES
6: SENT FOR YOU YESTERDAY
7: I WANT A LITTLE GIRL
8: YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME
9: IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
10: BOOGIE WOOGIE (I MAY BE WRONG)
11: THE SONG IS ENDED

Disc 4: URCD223 HUMPHREY LYTTELTON and his BAND and THE PASEO JAZZ BAND 1953-1956

24 tracks digitally remastered by Dave Bennett with notes by Mike Pointon. The late, great Humphrey Lyttelton with his own band and also featured with The Paseo Jazz Band. Released with the approval of Humph's Estate and family. A superb album - not to be missed.
Tracks 1-2 Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band February 1953
Humph with Wally Fawkes, Johnny Parker, Freddie Legon, Micky Ashman and George Hopkinson
Tracks 3-4 The Paseo Jazz Band February 1953
Humph with Wally Fawkes, Mike McKenzie, Fitzroy Coleman, Joe Sampson, Leslie Weeks and George Roberts
Tracks 5-7 Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band February 1953
As 1-2 but add Raphaello to track 6
Track 8 The Paseo Jazz Band February 1953
As 3-4 but add George Brown and Freddie Grant
Tracks 9-12 Mike McKenzie's All Stars starring Marie Bryant October 1952
Humph with Mike McKenzie, Denny Wright, Jack Fallon, Marie Bryant
Tracks 13-16 Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band December 1953
Humph with Wally Fawkes, Bruce Turner, Johnny Parker, Freddie Legon, Micky Ashman, George Hopkinson. Neva Raphaello joins on track 14
Tracks 17-21 Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band May 1956
As 13-16 with John Picard. Stan Grei replaces George Hopkinson and Jim Bray replaces Micky Ashman.
Tracks 22-24 Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band August 1956
As 17-21 but Eddie Taylor replaces Stan Greig

1: Shake It and Break It
2: I Wonder
3: Mam'selle Josephine
4: Paseo Blues
5: C'est Monsieur Qui Parle
6: Young Woman Blues
7: On Treasure Island
8: King Porter Stomp
9: Ain't Misbehavin'
10: Beale Street Blues
11: Georgia
12: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
13: Apex Blues
14: Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
15: Martinequen Song
16: Mezze's Time
17: Trouble In Mind
18: Close Your Eyes
19: Squeeze Me
20: Monday Date
21: Muskrat Ramble
22: Glad Rag Doll
23: Love, Love, Love
24: Bad Penny Blues