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Thread #106399 Message #2199969
Posted By: Leadbelly
22-Nov-07 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
It should be added that Chris Barber's band has had a lot of success in Germany with titles like Ice Cream,(flipside: The World is waiting for the Sunrise), When the Saints..., Petite Fleur (Monty), Old rugged cross (Monty again), Sweet Georgia Brown (Chris!),Wild Cat Blues (Monty) and Pretty Baby (Otti, pressed on A- and B-side because of version was too long). Even more unknown things like Whistling Rufus were pressed on singles and Germans bought them.
Barber and Co. are well recognized even today but especially in Northern Germany.
Mentioning Ottilie Patterson remembers me of the fact that we didn't talk about long-time british jazz- singers which are resp. belong to jazz musicians, too. Don't know very much about them. Apart from Otti I do remember the names of Beryl Bryden, Cleo Laine (husband: bandleader Johnny Dankworth) and A. Ross. That's right? So sorry, but I cannot remember names of british male jazz-singers.