[Dixielandjazz] "Early Hours" (was Overlooked tunes)
Thu, 6 Jun 2002 10:16:17 -0400
I find it interesting that most of the tunes people classify as "Overlooked"
are played by the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. they are some of my favorites.
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From: "briantowers" <email@example.com>
To: "Ron Going" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 9:39 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] "Early Hours" (was Overlooked tunes)
> Hi Ron & listmates,
> Yes. A nice tune and well worth airing occasionally.
> For the benefit of DJMLers who might be interested in the historical side,
> it was recorded September 2/1953 by a band led by Ken Colyer which
> Chris Barber, Monty Sunshine - clarinet, Lonnie Donegan - banjo (the
> composer, with Monty Sunshine) etc. Nice solo by Chris Barber on
> from which solo, I am not ashamed to say, I have been known to quote, when
> we play it!
> While as Ron mentions, it was written in the skiffle era, it was not a
> skiffle tune.
> A year after that recording session, Colyer had dissolved that band, which
> then went on to the famous Chris Barber jazz band, enjoying the rare
> combination of jazz integrity and commercial success!
> Colyer formed a new band, giving an opportunity to a promising young
> clarinet player from Somerset an opportunity to break into the limelight.
> The clarinettist was Acker Bilk of course, who subsequently went on to
> his own tremendously successful Paramount jazz band.
> Brian Towers
> Trillium Jazz Cruise: http://jazz_cruise0.tripod.com
> > Hi Stan,
> > Early Hours came out of the British Trad/Skiffle movement of the 50's. I
> > believe it was written by the banjo player, Lonnie Donegan. It's a real
> > blues, quite independent of anything else. Too bad I didn't know you
> > were unaware of it Sunday as I would have been happy to play it for you.
> > Gremoli has been doing it from time to time forever it seems.
> > How did you like the band with Hal smith on Drums? I really think he
> > takes us to another level.
> > Best,
> > Ron
> > Stan Brager wrote:
> > >Ken;
> > >
> > >I'm not familiar with "Early Hours". Is it similar to Avery Parrish's
> > >"After Hours" which was a big hit for Erskine Hawkins and countless
> > >bar-pianists?
> > >
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