Oral history of jazz in Britain

Horton, Roger (14 of 15). Oral History of Jazz in Britain

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    100 Club

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    Roger Horton's flat in Central London, UK

  • Interviewees

    Horton, Roger, 1935- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Burnap, Campbell, 1939- (speaker, male)

  • Recordist

    Clark, Christopher, 1952-

  • Abstract

    Archie Shepp (tenor sax) unexpectedly played jazz swing standards and ballads; Maxine Sullivan sang with the World's Greatest Jazz Band; Ken Colyer (trumpet) anecdotes, second in appearances only to Alex Welsh; large Nat Gonella (trumpet) photograph on 100 Club wall donated by the Gosport Jazz Club; Norma Teagarden (piano); a new, quality piano purchased for the club every three years. Benefit for Jimmy Witherspoon, ca. 1982, headlined by Paul Jones' blues band, short of staff. Lee Konitz (alto sax), with Harold Danko (piano); Bruce Turner (alto sax/clarinet) anecdote; Teddy Wilson's private piano practice during the afternoon; Wilson drink anecdote; Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (tenor sax) milk anecdote; Sonny Boy Williamson imitators touring Britain; Williamson anecdote; Johnny Otis's Show (revue) with Shuggie Otis (guitar), Three Tons of Joy (vocalists) Clifford Soloman (tenor sax); Memphis Slim (guitar); Georgie Fame (organ); Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with Percy and Willie Humphrey (trumpet and clarinet), James 'Sing' Miller (piano), Frank Demond (trombone), Narvin Kimball (banjo), played for £1500 in 1982, attended by Ken Colyer.

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