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The Golden Age Of Trad - Barber, Ball, Bilk ... And The Boys

£11.99

In the late 1950s, if you weren’t a ‘hep cat’ and didn’t ‘dig’ rock ‘n’ roll, then you still had a choice.  Like rock ‘n’ roll, it was music for dancing but its roots went back much further. It was very much a British phenomenon and we called it ‘Trad Jazz’. Its title was shorthand for ‘traditional’ jazz but, for some four glorious years, a definable sound was created and it very much became a part of the popular music fabric. It was happy and carefree and many bands were formed  ... but at the vanguard were the three B’s:  Ball, Barber and Bilk.

So, clear the living-room, take your partner and jive and stomp to three hours of infectious and life-affirming music.  You’ll discover just how quickly the years roll back!

Including all the legendary masters of the art: Humphrey Lyttelton, George Melly; George Chisholm; Ken Colyer; Kenny Ball; Chris Barber; Terry Lightfoot; Acker Bilk; Bob Wallis; and more ...

66 classic tracks including; Whistling Rufus Chris Barber; Marching Through Georgia Acker Bilk; Teddy Bears’ Picnic Kenny Ball; Dinah Ken Colyer; Bad Penny Blues Humphrey Lyttleton; Petite Fleur Chris Barber;  Summer Set Acker Bilk; My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Terry Lightfoot; Chinatown, My Chinatown Bob Wallis  and his Storyville Jazzmen; Them There Eyes Kenny Ball; There’ll Be Some Changes Made Mick Mulligan Band; Dippermouth Blues Alex Welsh Band; Mack The Knife Ian Menzies and his Clyde Valley Stompers; Goodtime Swing Terry Lightfoot and his Band; Lazy River Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen; There’ll Be Some Changes Made Mick Mulligan Band with George Melly; and many more …

 

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