Oral history of jazz in Britain

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

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    01:35:28

  • Shelf mark

    C122/128-129

  • Subjects

    100 Club

  • Recording date

    1992-04-07

  • Recording locations

    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

    Horton's infamous lines: "Show me a banjo and I'll show you a profit," "banjos ringing, tills are singing" - prominent instrument in traditional New Orleans jazz-styled bands; penchant for predicting trad bands opening tunes; aversion to certain trad standards. 1952 handbill for the club discussed; promoters Rick and John Gunnell, who later ran beat clubs; booking 1960s rock/beat acts: the Kinks, Lulu and the Luvvers, the Honeycombs, Hedgehoppers Anonymous. Horton's plan to retire and things he'll miss; the future for jazz; fondest memories are of Alex Welsh band

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