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Thread #106399 Message #2198326
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
20-Nov-07 - 10:57 AM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
What short memories you guys have. Just about the first if not THE first of the post WW2 revialist band leaders in the UK was George Webb; George Webb's Dixielanders in which band Humphrey Lyttelton started out at The Red Barn pub in Barnehurst, Kent. Just one month ago I had the pleasure of being at George's 90th birthday party and he is still very fit and well and still playing piano. Numerous other musicians (too many to mention) were there sitting in at various times with Hugh Rainey's band including Digby Fairweather who is but a callow youth. Also present was one of the stalwarts of Chris Barber's original band Monty Sunshine.
A great night