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  • Audio CD (7 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00008POJY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,915 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bad Penny Blues (2003 - Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. March Hare (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Onions (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. One Man Went To Blow (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. P.T.Q. Rag (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Buona Sera (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Glad Rag Doll (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ace In The Hole (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Just One Of Those Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 6:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Out Of The Galleon (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Glory Of Love (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Why Was I Born (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. That's My Home (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band 3:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Christopher Columbus (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Swing Out (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Coffee Grinder (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. You Brought A New Kind Of Love (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Hoppin Mad (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Early Call (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Looking For Turner (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Apex Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 6:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Want A Little Girl (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Jersey Lightening (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Waiting For Pickard (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Rockin' Chair (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Someone Stole Gabriel's Horn (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Just Squeeze Me (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Ole Miss Rag (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Wolverine Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Down Home Rag (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Lady In Red (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Get Out Of Here And Go Home (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. She's Crying For Me (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Panama Rag (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Pagin' Mr Fagin (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Trouble In Mind (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Skeleton In The Cupboard (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Tom Cat Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Maple Leaf Rag (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton & His Band 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Doin' The Rounds (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. On Treasure Island (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Travellin' Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Chattanooga Stomp (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. 1919 March (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Trogs Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Creole Serenade (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Fish Seller (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dallas Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Red Beans And Rice (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Low Down Dirty Shame Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Red For Piccadilly (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Irish Black Bottom (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. It's Mardi Gras (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. D, J, C Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Old Grey Mare (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Martiniquien Song (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Suffolk Air (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Gatemouth Blues (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. It's Over Now (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Closing Time (2003 Digital Remaster)Humphrey Lyttelton 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 

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58 of 58 people found the following review helpful By N. Monks on 25 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
60 tracks for £10 is amazing, the 3 CD's cover from 1950 through 1957 and contain some great music. The bands all have a character of their own, not just copying previous styles or people, but playing interesting tunes with skill and imagination with each musician being readily identifiable.
I had forgotten how much like Omer Simeon, Wally Fawkes could be and the sheer drive of Humphrey Lyttleton's trumpet lead.
This is a really great collection of swinging music with tremendous vitality and variety.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Nov. 2008
Format: Audio CD
To get the negative comment out of the way first,this compilation merits five stars for musical content, and the only reason I've docked one star is because of the slipshod presentation by EMI Gold. This is the company for which Humph recorded in the 78 era, from whence most if not all of these sides were drawn, yet the tracklist contains no reference to the personnel involved, and only an indication of the year, which is not always accurate. Furthermore, since the relatively brief liner note by Stuart Nicholson comments that "Represented here are three key periods of Lyttelton's distinguished career...early New Orleans Revivalist jazz,....the Johnny Hodges jump style...to the smoothly interlocking mainstream.." it would have been intelligent to have organised this 3CD set in such a way as to chart that chronological progression, rather than in random order.

Having said that, Humph's instantly identifiable style transcends those limitations. His strong trumpet lead provided a rallying point for his troops, and urged them on to even greater feats of musicianship. Underpinning everything lay a superb rhythm section, which ensured that there was no loss of momentum either in the up-tempo numbers or, more difficult to sustain, the slow stately pieces. There is not a dull track here, and hearing them again recaptures the spirit of the fifties in which they were created.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Christian Hille on 17 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
My first Humphrey Lyttelton 10 inch LP aquired in the mid fifties contained the tune Trouble in Mind and I still consider this the best rendition I've ever heard. I stil get goose pimples when I hear Humphs muted trumpet; he was a master and the 3 CD's just confirm the fact. Highly recommended as a memory of a great trumpeter.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Robert D Norman on 11 Dec. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I grew up with this music in England in the late 40's, 50's and 60's before emigrating to Canada in 1967. I brought most of it with me (on 78's, 10 and 12 inch LP's, EP's and singles.) Some I left behind for fear of breakage (78's) and limited space. This is the essence of the greatest traditional Jazz coming out of Britain...ever! In fact, during the late 40's and early 50's, Jazz in the US was losing popularity to some degree. It is thought that Britain's growing entheusiasm for Trad Jazz, and the upcoming young players like Humph, actually, and fortunately kept it alive. Humphrey Lyttleton in my book (And Louis Armstrong's book by the way) was, and still is the best trumpet player that Britain has ever produced. The rest of the globe would also be hard pressed to equal or better it. This CD covers nearly all of the great tracks (that I still have on records,) and will enable me to still listen to them without worrying about damage to the originals. My favourite??? "Cake Walkin' Babies"... Don't think I have heard of anything that has the cristpness, drive, and back-ground rythme as this one..It lifts the soul. Play it when you feel down and you will be on top of the world.
I first heard it at Humph's Jazz club in the basement of 100 Oxford street..(you remeber!)....and so glad that it was cut on record, and now remastered on CD..... Oh, I haven't bought it yet, but will when I sort out some of the other ones to go with it. (like Parlaphone Vol I....)I've just discovered this website I'm glad to say....... Enjoy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 5 Jan. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I only got to know Humph through I'm sorry I haven't a clue, following his death in 2008 I heard tributes that talked of his music, and I received this box set for Christmas - I have never listened to jazz before - this is a revelation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By yeoman on 7 Feb. 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Lots of "Traditional" Humph' with many well remembered band members playing, but it is a pity there are no introductions by Humph' before each number. Such detail on the sleeve would be an alternative.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Ian J. Vernon on 11 Feb. 2010
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What a terrific purchase! 60 great early recordings that bring back wonderful memories of jazz in the 50s and 60s. And Bad Penny Blues is still my all time favourite recording.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bayern Zorba on 26 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Have just been reminded that i bought this by the sad news that Lyttleton has passed away.
I first heard about Humph from a documentary on the Brecon Jazz festival and i ended up wanting to hear more. This is a good box set with a hell of alot of tracks making it great value and a fine introduction to British post war jazz.
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