Oral history of jazz in Britain

Hamilton, Andy. (4 of 4). Oral history of Jazz in Britain

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    Birmingham, UK

  • Interviewees

    Hamilton, Andy, 1918- 1918- (male)

  • Interviewers

    Wilmer, Val, 1941- (female)

  • Recordist

    Clark, Christopher, 1952-

  • Abstract

    Part 4. Move to England. Disliked London. George Tyndale, Frank Holder. Club 6, Birmingham: 'Scotty' (trumpet), Clement Davis. Racism in 1950s Birmingham. West Indian community groups. Birmingham West Indian Commonwealth Social Club. Andy's 'home town'. Tower Bar Room, Joe Harriott. Jamaican musicians in the UK: Bertie King, Pete Pitterson. Andy Hamilton big band, for young musicians. The Blue Pearls. Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra. Keys to the City of Birmingham

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    Recorded in a public venue in the outskirts of Birmingham. The later stages of the interview suffer from considerable interference from activities in a neighbouring room..

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