Goin'Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer Paperback – 7 Dec 2010
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Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: Ken Colyer Trust (7 Dec 2010) Biography of jazz musician Ken Colyer
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I'd like to add two reminiscences of my own; the first dating from the all night carnival of jazz concert at Alexandra Palace on 25th January 1963. I think Ken and his group were the last ones to play, by which time the participants had somewhat thinned out, but some of the earlier players had hung on to see him. Ken began by inviting everybody to join him on the stage, where we simply sat at his feet while he played. The atmosphere changed from a somewhat self-conscious gathering to an informal and relaxed party. Johnny Bastable was dead on his feet, and kept nodding off; his place was taken by Acker Bilk's banjo player. The second occasion was at the other end of the scale, at a village hall in Halstead, Essex.Read more ›
A man sadly sometimes ignored by music historians...but one who influenced not only his own generation....but the next..by means of skiffle..(No Skiffle....No Beatles....!)
I superb read...beautifully illustrated...and with the CD that accompanies it....makes the perfect introduction to a giant of British music...
Buy It....You won't be disappointed!
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This book is excellent, and I am really enjoying it. It has been put together very well and is a 'warts and all' presentation. The format is a good one. Very pleased with itPublished on 6 Jun. 2014 by Margaret Haughton