British Traditional Jazz: A Potted History 1936 - 1963 (3CD)

British Traditional Jazz: A Potted History 1936 - 1963 (3CD)


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There have been any number of boxed compilations of 'Trad Greats' and 'Trad Favourites' but this collection attempts to put the story of one of the UK's longest lasting musical genres into context. A 'three-CDs-for-the-price-of-one' collection with a detailed 40 page booklet it traces the development of Trad Jazz from its pioneering days in the early 1950s through its burgeoning popularity during the 1950s to its peak in the 1960s before falling away under the pop music onslaught that was The Beatles. It didn't spring from nowhere and there are tracks from the 1930s showing early interest from dance band musicians particularly George Chisholm, Sid Phillips and Nat Gonella who all recorded in each decade. By the 1960s Trad Jazz records were to be found in the charts, but, as well as including the 'big three', Ball, Barber and Bilk, this collection looks at the lesser known national and regional band who were integral to the growth in popularity of the music. There are 73 tracks many of them very rare and about a third previously unissued.

Catalogue number: LACD300
Barcode: 5017116530029
Number of items: 3
Packaging Type: Box Set
Imported: No
Weight: 188g
Dimensions (L × W × H): 125mm × 17mm × 125mm
Song Title Time
1 Jazz Me Blues - Danny Polo & His Swing Stars -
2 Sweet Sue - Sid Phillips & His Rhythm -
3 Blue Turning Grey Over You - Nat Gonella & His Georgians -
4 Smokey Mokes - Harry Gold & His Pieces Of Eight -
5 Bluein' The Blues - George Webb's Dixielanders -
6 Snake Rag - Yorkshire Jazz Band -
7 Who's Sorry Now - Archie Semple's Capitol Jazz Band -
8 King Of The Zulus - Mick Mulligan's Magnolia Jazz Band -
9 Steamboat Stomp - Rax Foxley's Levee Stompers -
10 Memphis Blues - The Original Dixielanders -
11 Imperial Blues - Mick Gill's Imperial Jazz Band -
12 That Da Da Strain - Carlo Krahmer - Humphrey Lyttelton Band -
13 Gatemouth - Mike Daniels' Delta Jazz Band -
14 Mahogany Hall Stomp - Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band -
15 Camp Meeting Blues - Chris Barber's New Orleans Jazz Band -
16 Get Out Of Here & Go On Home -