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Johnny Dankworth - African Waltz - The Singles Collection 1950-62

Johnny Dankworth - African Waltz - The Singles Collection 1950-62

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Sir John Dankworth CBE was a jazz saxophonist, clarinettist, bandleader and composer who probably did more than any other musician to introduce and promote modern jazz in the UK, becoming an internationally respected figure in the process, as well as introducing his future wife and renowned singer Cleo Laine to the jazz scene. Born in 1927, he trained at the Royal Academy of Music, and in post-war years played on transatlantic liners enabling him to see and play jazz in New York. After playing with Charlie Parker at the 1949 Paris Jazz Festival he formed the Johnny Dankworth Seven in 1950, eventually developing to a big band in 1953. His early recordings came out on singles and EPs, and even as he turned increasingly towards albums, he continued to release singles on a regular basis. This 75-track 3-CD collection comprises most of the A & B sides of his UK releases on the Jazz Parade, Esquire, Parlophone, Capitol, Columbia and Fontana labels from these years, and features his Top 10 UK hits “Experiments With Mice” and “African Waltz”, which also made the US charts. It features vocal performances by Dame Cleo Laine and Frank Holder, as well as performances by noted British jazz musicians, including Jimmy Deuchar, Don Rendell, Bill LeSage, Tony Kinsey, Tommy Whittle, Kenny Clare, Ronnie Ross, Alan Branscombe, Pete King and Dudley Moore. It’s a fine showcase for a noted pioneer of British jazz and a hugely innovative jazz personality.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Lightly Politely The Johnny Dankworth Seven
2 Marmaduke Johnny Dankworth Seven
3 Strike Up The Band Johnny Dankworth Seven
4 Haunted Ballroom Theme Johnny Dankworth Seven
5 Seven Not Out (Tea For Me) Johnny Dankworth Seven
6 Cherokee Johnny Dankworth Seven
7 Perhaps Johnny Dankworth Seven
8 Lament And Wild Dance (Excerpts from "The Conway Suite" Johnny Dankworth Seven
9 Marching Through Georgia The Johnny Dankworth Seven
10 Star Dust The Johnny Dankworth Seven
11 I Hear Music The Johnny Dankworth Seven
12 Webb City The Johnny Dankworth Seven
13 Mr. & Mississippi The Johnny Dankworth Seven
14 Lush Life The Johnny Dankworth Seven
15 Strictly Confidential The Johnny Dankworth Seven
16 Allen's Alley The Johnny Dankworth Seven
17 (It's No) Sin The Johnny Dankworth Seven
18 Wedding Of The Painted Doll The Johnny Dankworth Seven
19 Stompin' At The Savoy The Johnny Dankworth Seven
20 M.Y.O.B. The Johnny Dankworth Seven
21 The Very Thought Of You The Johnny Dankworth Seven
22 Bopscotch The Johnny Dankworth Seven
23 Belle Of The Ball Johnny Dankworth With Strings
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Someone To Watch Over Me Johnny Dankworth With Strings
2 Honeysuckle Rose Johnny Dankworth Seven with Cleo Laine
3 Swingin' Johnny Dankworth Seven
4 Moon Flowers Johnny Dankworth Seven
5 I Get A Kick Out Of You Johnny Dankworth Seven with Frank Holder
6 Easy Living Johnny Dankworth Seven with Cleo Laine
7 'S Wonderful Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
8 It's The Talk Of The Town Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
9 The Slider Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
10 My Buddy Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
11 Runnin' Wild Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
12 Oo-Be-Doop Johnny Dankworth Seven
13 I Got Rhythm Cleo Laine with the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
14 I Know You're Mine Cleo Laine with the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
15 Perdido Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
16 Four Of A Kind Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
17 Mambo In The Moonlight Frank Holder and The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
18 Bugle Call Rag Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
19 You Go To My Head Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
20 Ain't Misbehavin' Cleo Laine with the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
21 I Got It Bad, And That Ain't Good Cleo Laine with the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
22 Cole Storage Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
23 Get Happy Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
24 Singin' In The Rain Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
25 Non-Stop London Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
26 Indiana Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Feather Merchant Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
2 Memories Of You Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
3 Moby Dick Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
4 Experiments With Mice Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
5 Applecake Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
6 Blues In The Night Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
7 Adios Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
8 All Clare Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
9 Melbourne Marathon Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
10 Duke's Joke Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
11 Coquette Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
12 Big Jazz Story Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
13 Firth Of Fourths Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
14 The Colonel's Tune Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
15 Jim And Andy's Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
16 African Waltz Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
17 Moanin' Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
18 Avengers Theme Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
19 Chano Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
20 String Of Camels Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
21 Winter Wail Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
22 Cannonball Johnny Dankworth
23 S O Blues Johnny Dankworth
24 O Pato Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
25 Hoe Down Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
26 Sing, Sing, Sing Johnny Dankworth and His Orchestra
  • EAN:
    824046914721
  • Release:
    April 2024
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9147
  • Weight:
    0.2kg