[78-L] Albert Nicholas
jcenderman at solcon.nl
Sat Nov 9 07:19:34 PST 2013
I do not know if it is in the Nicholas dg, and it is not in the Bielderman JRTD dg.
The last 4 titles are in the Collectors Items 1985 Lyttelton dg by Purser et al., and
in the Clutten-Purser-Bielderman Bruce Turner dg (2000).
All 6 in Klaus-Uwe Dürr's Nicholas dg (1995).
Recorded at Richardsons Recording Rooms, London 4 Jan 1956.
Personnel HL-tp, KC-tb, AN-cl, WF-cl, BT-as, Paul Simpson-bar,
Johnny Parker-p, NS-g, Stan Greig-d. Unissued (from Turner dg).
The Lyttelton dg same, but Jim Bray-sb listed instead of a guitar player.
And it is a Wednesday.
Dürr gives "poss. Wally Fawkes, cl", Freddy Legon or NS, g; poss. Bray-sb,
Spike Holmes, sb, poss. Colin Bowden, d.
Holmes-sb is on Ain't M & Royal G.
Location: Muswell Hill, north London. All 6 titles listed as Acetate.
Added is a NOTE:
"It is not clear on which tracks Fawkes plays.
The acetates are in Spike Holmes's possession.
These recordings were to have been issued on Dobell's '77' label, but Lyttelton
refused to allow that for contractual reasons."
Do you hear a 2nd tp?
>>> I have a white label 12" LP of Albert Nicholas. The personnel typed on
the label is:
Nicholas, Humphrey Lyttleton, Keith Christie, Wally Fawkes, Neville
Skrimshire, Bruce Turner & unknown baritone, piano, 2nd trumpet, string
bass & drums. I suspect John R.T. Davies may have been involved in
recording and, possibly, playing on it.
I've Found A New Baby
Royal Garden Blues
It's not listed in Lord 10.0. Is it in the Gerard Bielderman Nicholas disco?
> Wally Fawkes
Many of those boys were English. Looking for life intersections, I see
that Wally Fawkes was in a band called the "George Webb Dixielanders"
from 1947 until early '48, then formed their own band until 1956.
Lyttelton and he rubbed elbows during that time. I see no obvious
intersection with Albert Nicholas, though Nicholas headed for France in
the early 50's as did so many others seeking the Dixieland revivalist
movement in Paris during the post war years. Maybe the merged in England
Skrimshire would easily fit this scenario.
At any rate, sounds European and early 50's.
Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.
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