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Remembering Monty Sunshine

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Remembering Monty Sunshine
Remembering Monty Sunshine


Clarinettist Monty Sunshine was one of the key figures in British Jazz. He was part of the legendary and pioneering Crane river Jazz Band in the late 1940s. Along with Chris Barber and Lonnie Donegan he joined with Ken Colyer to form Ken Colyer's Jazzmen and when the rest of the band parted company with Colyer he was in the first Chris Barber band. Barber's meteoric rise to fame coupled with the burgeoning popularity of Trad Jazz put him at the forefront of that movement. The Barber band reigned supreme throughout the 1950s and Monty Sunshine firmly established himself and secured his place in UK Jazz history when the clarinet led Petite Fleur became a hit record for the Barber band. This paved the way for a series of clarinet hit records and the rise of Acker Bilk. Monty left the Barber band in 1960 to form his own band in 1960. This band continued until Monty suffered a heart attack in 2003. His band was particularly popular on the Continent. Petite Fleur has never been unavailable and continues to be reissued year after year. This double-for-the-price-of-one compilation contains many rare and previously unissued tracks and serves as useful over view of Monty Sunshine's career.


  1. Name
  2. Wild Cat Blues
  3. Slow Drag Blues
  4. Blue Blood Blues
  5. That Eccentric Rag
  6. St. Philip Street Breakdown
  7. Careless Love
  8. Old Stackolee
  9. Original Tuxedo Rag
  10. Saturday Night Function
  11. South
  12. Jacqueline
  13. The Sunshine Of Your Blues
  14. Gimme A Pigfoot & A Bottle Of Beer
  15. Sobbin' & Cryin'
  16. Creole Love Call
  17. 1919 March
  18. Coney Island Washboard
  19. Sunstroke
  20. Down Home Rag
  21. Young Woman Blues
  22. Cakewalkin' Babies From Home
  23. I Keep Calling Your Name
  24. Saratoga Shout
  25. Seven Of Hearts
  26. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
  27. In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree
  28. Monty's Blues
  29. Gonna Build A Mountain
  30. Hushabye
  31. Spain
  32. Ole Miss Rag
  33. I Want A Big Butter & Egg Man
  34. Up A Lazy River
  35. Muskrat Ramble
  36. At The Jazz Band Ball
  37. Squeeze Me
  38. Riverboat Shuffle
  39. Too Busy
  40. Goin' Home
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