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    British big bands

    Thought we on this side of the pond could blow a few of our own trumpets, trombones, saxes and beat a few drums.

    Jack Parnell

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1kPSQ2R3Og

    Don Lusher

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjd2w...eature=related

    Syd Lawrence Orchestra

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhdi-...feature=relmfu

    Ted Heath

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BpkYQC_1sc


    and the Squadronaires live again

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgoTCa4i8MQ

    (all serving members of the Royal Air Force military bands)
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    I just found a CD by the present day Squadronaires released in 2010 commemorating 70th anniversary since they formed in 1940, all tracks are Glenn Miller numbers, available on Amazon, just downloaded it.

    Now playing, so far sounds like Miller arrangements, Boogie Woogie Bugle boy has a girl group sounding about right.
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    Hey you guys!? What about Black Dyke Mills Band, Grimethorpe Colliery...???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Hey you guys!? What about Black Dyke Mills Band, Grimethorpe Colliery...???
    Yeah OK, but maybe not in the Jazz forum!
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    Munn and Feltons Footwear Band?

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    A few more tracks for your delectation, some of the lesser known

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-irZ...feature=relmfu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSsfYOUTozM

    As we've heard the Air force band, now the Army with something a bit different

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un9HODr3FMI

    this one should be well known

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkUWvfAHicM
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    Hi Mike, whats happening.
    I just cant keep track of the wonderful wealth of music you are shooting at us.
    You've got me furiously digging out my old stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDUDE View Post
    Hi Mike, whats happening.
    I just cant keep track of the wonderful wealth of music you are shooting at us.
    You've got me furiously digging out my old stuff.
    Just trying to keep you on yer toes mate.
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    Have you forgotten Johnny Dankworth ??
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    Of course not Colin, just letting the dust settle after the last lot before continuing. Problem with JD is finding band tracks among all the small group stuff plus quite a few tracks of TV and film theme music which ain't real jazz in my mind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGvgHEXg1Gw

    had to include this one for a chuckle
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onET849hgbc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WaES...eature=related
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    Do you remember the phase 4 12'' Vinals they were the best on the market at the time I still have a couple BIG BAND BASH being one of them here is a Heath track for a bit of fun.

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    I personally like those one's:

    Billy Cotton Margie
    Carroll Gibbons A Foggy Day
    Jack Hylton Swing Is In The Air
    Bert Firman Swing High, Swing Low
    Ambrose Cotton Pickers' Congregation
    Geraldo Let The People Sing
    Ray Noble What A Perfect Combination
    Roy Fox I Stumbled Over Love
    Oscar Rabin I'm Nobody's Baby
    Lew Stone White Jazz
    Victor Silvester Goodbye Blues
    Jay Wilbur Where Were You On The Night Of June The Third?
    Paul Fenoulhet October Mood
    Madame Tussaud's Dance Orchestra Wild Goose Chase
    Jack Payne She's My Slip Of A Girl
    Spike Hughes I Like To Do Things For You
    Sidney Lipton That's What Life Is Made Of
    Harry Roy Canadian Capers
    Henry Hall Goody Goody
    Joe Loss At The Woodchoppers Ball

    Mostly because that's the first CD with jazz I got, and still the most favorite one BTW it's called British Big Bands

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