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High Spirits

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High Spirits
High Spirits


Ken Sims was the trumpet player with Mr Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band when it came to fame in the late 1950s. Ian Wheeler was in the classic line-up of Ken Colyer's Jazzmen in the 1950s. They teamed up with Mac Duncan (also from the Colyer band), Wayne Chandler and Jimmy Garforth (both ex-Terry Lightfoot Band) to create the Simms-Wheeler Vintage Jazz Band. When the band was formed a lot of hopes were pinned on it. In the end it was relatively shortlived and its very few recordings have become much sought after, but never reissued. Unlike most of the other Record Supervision releases they originally appeared on the German Polydor label. The band toured frantically during its short life and the status of its leaders ensured it would develop a sort of cult following. It ended when Ian Wheeler joined Chris Barber's band.


  1. Name
  2. Snake Rag
  3. Beer Barrel Polka
  4. Rose Of Tralee #1
  5. Shine
  6. Weeping Willow Blues
  7. Ida Sweet As Apple Cider
  8. Ma Curly Headed Baby
  9. The Stein Song
  10. Lily Marlene
  11. Home
  12. Marie
  13. Tiptoe Through the Tulips
  14. Hesitating Blues
  15. Never On Sunday
  16. Come On And Stomp
  17. Floral Dance
  18. Saratoga Swing
  19. Dusty Rag
  20. Original Dixieland One-Step
  21. Rose Of Tralee #2
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