MORE LOST 1954 ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL TAPES - Ken Colyer's Jazzmen
THIS IS THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ALL YEAR! Featuring Chris Barber, Monty Sunshine and Lonnie Donegan two more tracks from the brilliant 1954 RFH tapes
PLUS 8 great tracks from the Colston Hall 1956 featuring Ian Wheeler and Mac Duncan
PLUS 4 more from the Dancing Slipper 1960 featuring Sammy Rimington and Graham Stewart.
68.31 minutes in all! WOW!
Volume 1 is on URCD198
'The music on this CD is important listening for those interested in the development of Traditional and New Orleans jazz in this country in the 1950s.'
Just Jazz, May 2006
Tracks 1-2 Ken Colyer - Monty Sunshine - Chris Barber - Lonnie Donegan - Jim Bray - Ron Bowden
Tracks 3-10 Ken Colyer - Ian Wheeler - Mac Duncan - Johnny Bastable - Micky Ashman - Colin Bowden
Tracks 11-14 Ken Colyer - Sammy Rimington - Graham Stewart - Johnny Bastable - Ron Ward - Colin Bowden
1. Isle of Capri
2. Too Busy
3. Bucket's got a Hole in It
4. Gettysburg March
5. The Old Rugged Cross
6. Tin Roof Blues
7. Thriller Rag
8. Chrysanthemum Raq
10. Walking with the King
11. Over in the Gloryland
12. Cielito Lindo
13. Saturday Night Function
Reviews of This Recording
'Overall this Colyer CD is musically interesting with playing that is a pleasure to listen too. It is also historically interesting in that we hear how the various Colyer bands evolved in terms of presentation and skill in communicating their kind of music to audiences. It shows how their music became more relaxed, open minded and mature, and in doing so developed into a sound closer to what NO bands were playing contemporaneously in the US.'
John Keen - Just Jazz, May 2006