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Thread #106399 Message #2393305
Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
20-Jul-08 - 03:11 AM
Thread Name: Long-time british jazz musicians
Subject: RE: Long-time british jazz musicians
Sadly we've lost Humph and Campbell Burnap, among others, since this thread was started. I've seen Terry Lightfoot this year with Roy Williams (ex-Alex Welsh) both in mid 70s. Also the Big Chris Barber Band just before Pat Halcox retired. Vic Pitt, long time bassist with Chris, had also given up touring but replaced with well known veteran Brit bassist Dave Green. Strange to us that John Slaughter is now the longest serving Barber sidesman, we always think of him as the new boy, even if he's lost his bubble perm and wears glasses and sits down to play a lot of the time. Herself had quite a "thing" for him in the early 70s! (and now she has a bus pass!).