The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #88887   Message #1671816
Posted By: Flash Company
18-Feb-06 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: Review: Early Lonnie Dongan tracks
Subject: RE: Review: Early Lonnie Dongan tracks
Tattie Bogle, I got it from Upbeat Recordings, www.upbeat.co.uk the recording is on Timeless CD's, Ref No TTD586.
Chris's explanation of the disc is that when they were on the Anniversary Tour in Holland and Germany a lot of people came to them saying 'Hey, I've got some tape of your band that I recorded at a concert in 1954'.His response was 'Well I'll let you off if you let us copy it'
Result is over two hours of previously unreleased vintage live recordings.
I always preferred the live band recordings to the rather more clinical studio stuff, and although it gives me some duplications, usually something comes out in performance which is different.
I've not seen the Big Chris Barber Band yet, Roger, although the 'First Eleven' CD is quite good. Hope you enjoyed the show.

FC