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 1985

Towler, Edward
British dance bands 1920-1949 on 12-inch long-playing records
Compiled by Edward Towler
Harrow, Middlesex: General Gramophone Publications, 1985, 268 p.


The above item has biographical information on:

  Abrams, Max (b. 1907)   drummer, drums
  Adeler, Edgar (b. 1895)   danceband leader, composer
  Alfredo (d. 1966 a. 1920s)   bandleader
  Ambrose (b. 1897 d. 1971)   danceband leader, violin
  Barnett, Stanley (a. 1933)   danceband leader, producer
  Barretto, Don Marino (a. 1941)   danceband leader
  Barriteau, Carl (b. 1914)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Benson, Ivy (b. 1913 d. 1993)   alto sax, dance and stage orchestra leader
  Bertini (b. 1890 d. 1952 a. 1934)   danceband leader
  Bidgood, Albert Harry (b. 1898 d. 1955)   composer, piano
  Bissett, Billy (William) (b. 1907 a. 1937)   piano, bandleader
  Black, Stanley (b. 1913)   piano, arranger
  Blake, Cyril (Macdonald) [Midnight] (b. 1900 d. 1951 a. 1920s-1930s)   trumpet
  Bradley, Josephine (b. 1893 d. 1985 a. 1920s)   danceband leader, director
  Brown, Phillip (a. 1932)   danceband leader
  Carlisle, Una Mae (b. 1918 d. 1956 a. 1941)   piano, vocals
  Carroll, Eddie   cast, clarinet
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Chisholm, George (b. 1915)   trombone, celeste
  Claes, Johnny (b. 1916 d. 1956)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Cortez, Leon (a. 1923)   danceband leader
  Cotton, Billy (b. 1899 d. 1969)   bandleader, vocals
  Daniels, Joe (b. 1908)   drummer, drums
  Darewski, Herman (b. 1883 d. 1947)   arranger, composer
  Darewski, Max (b. 1896 d. 1929)   composer, lyricist
  Davis, Lew (b. 1903)   trombone, danceband leader
  Dodd, Pat (b. 1909 a. 1944)   danceband leader, piano
  Donovan, Dan (b. 1901)   baritone sax, singer
  Dorsey, Jimmy [James Francis] (b. 1904 d. 1957)   cast, clarinet
  Elizalde, Fred [Frederico] (b. 1907 d. 1979)   bandleader, piano
  Ellington, Ray (b. 1916 d. 1985)   drummer, drums
  Elrick, George Connell (b. 1910)   drums, vibraphone
  Evans, George (a. 1944)   danceband leader
  Feather, Leonard Geoffrey (b. 1914)   conductor, piano
  Featherstonhaugh, Buddy [Rupert Edward Lee] (b. 1909 d. 1976)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Fenoulhet, Paul (b. 1906 d. 1979)   flute, trombone
  Fillis, Len [Leonard Milford] (b. 1903 d. 1953)   banjo, guitar
  Firman, Bert (b. 1906 a. 1925)   arranger, conductor
  Firman, John (a. 1931)   conductor, director
  Firman, Sidney (d. 1932)   violin, danceband leader
  Fisher, George (a. 1928)   danceband leader
  Foresythe, Reginald (b. 1907 d. 1958)   composer, piano
  Fox, Roy (b. 1901 d. 1982)   bandleader, cornet
  Gardner, Freddy (b. 1911 d. 1950)   clarinet, saxophone
  Geraldo (b. 1904 d. 1974)   bandleader
  Gibbons, Carroll [Richard Carroll] (b. 1903 d. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Glover, George (a. 1933)   danceband leader
  Godfrey, Howard Rigg (b. 1903 a. 1931)   bandleader, director
  Gold, Harry [Dad] (b. 1907)   saxophone, clarinet
  Gonella, Nat [Nathaniel Charles] (b. 1908)   flute, trumpet
  Grappelli, Stephane (b. 1908)   guitar, violin
  Green, Phil   piano, danceband leader
  Hall, Henry (Robert) (b. 1898 d. 1989)   piano, trumpeter
  Harris, Jack (b. 1900 d. 1976 a. 1937-1938)   danceband leader
  Hartley, Fred (b. 1880)   conductor
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Hayes, Harry [Henry Richard] (b. 1909 a. 1940s)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Heath, Ted [Theodore George] (b. 1900 d. 1969)   trombone, arranger
  Hudson, Harry (b. 1898 d. 1969)   music hall artist, piano
  Hughes, Spike (b. 1908 d. 1987)   bass, string bass
  Hylton, Jack (b. 1892 d. 1965)   bandleader, conductor
  Inglez, Roberto (d. 1977 a. 1946-1947)   danceband leader, orchestra
  Jackson, Jack (b. 1907 d. 1978)   bandleader, trumpeter
  Jacobs, Howard (b. 1900 d. 1977)   alto sax, sax
  Johnson, Ken "Snake Hips" (b. 1917 d. 1941 a. 1930s)   bandleader, director
  Jones, Billy (b. 1891 d. 1972 a. 1936)   danceband leader
  Joyce, Teddy (b. 1907 d. 1941)   leader, violin
  Kinsman, Tommy (b. 1901 d. 1984)   clarinet, danceband leader
  Krahmer, Carlo (b. 1914 d. 1976)   drummer, drums
  Kunz, Charlie (b. 1896 d. 1958)   french horn, piano
  Kyte, Sidney (b. 1896 d. 1981 a. 1914)   orchestra leader, violin
  Lally, Arthur (d. 1940 a. 1932)   clarinet, saxophone
  Lawrance, Brian (b. 1908 d. 1983 a. 1930s)   violin, bandleader
  Leader, Harry (b. 1906 d. 1987)   danceband leader, director
  Lensen, Jean (a. 1920)   conductor, composer
  Leon, Jack (a. 1930s)   violin, bandleader
  Levy, Louis (b. 1893 d. 1957)   conductor, composer of music for films
  Lewis, Philip (b. 1892 d. 1931 a. 1929)   danceband leader
  Lewis, Vic [Victor Joseph] (b. 1919)   bandleader, conductor
  Lipton, Sidney John (b. 1906)   violin, saxophone
  Liter, Monia (b. 1905 d. 1989 a. 1936)   piano, composer
  Loss, Joe [Josua Alexander] (b. 1909 d. 1990)   bandleader, director
  Mack, Terry (a. 1932)   danceband leader
  Mackey, Percival (b. 1894 d. 1950)   orchestrator, piano
  Madison, Bert (a. 1929)   danceband leader
  Mantovani (b. 1905 d. 1980)   orchestra leader, violin
  Martin, Bram (b. 1901 d. 1984 a. 1937-1939)   cello, danceband leader
  Mason, Billy (a. 1930s)   piano, danceband leader
  Mayerl, Billy (b. 1902 d. 1959)   cast, composer
  McDermott, Jock (b. 1895 d. 1946 a. 1930s)   danceband leader
  Mendelssohn, Felix Bartholdy (b. 1911 d. 1952)   bandleader, singer
  Merrin, Billy (b. 1900 d. 1980 a. 1928)   composer, danceband leader
  Millward, Sidney (b. 1909 d. 1972)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Miranda, Jack (b. 1908 d. 1959)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Moreton, Ivor (b. 1908 d. 1984)   piano, vocals
  Munro, Ronnie (b. 1897 d. 1989 a. 1939)   composer, piano
  Noble, Ray [Raymond Stanley] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   bandleader, celeste
  Orlando, Joe (a. 1937)   banjo, danceband leader
  Parnell, Jack (b. 1923)   conductor, drummer
  Parry, Harry (b. 1912 d. 1956)   clarinet, bandleader
  Payne, Jack (b. 1899 d. 1969)   bandleader, leader
  Perritt, Harry (a. 1934)   bandleader, director
  Perry, Will (a. 1929)   danceband leader
  Phillips, Sid [Simon] (b. 1907 d. 1973)   celeste, clarinet
  Phillips, Van (b. 1905)   clarinet, conductor
  Polo, Danny (b. 1901 d. 1949)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Preager, Lou (b. 1906 d. 1978)   danceband leader, director
  Pursglove, Reginald William (b. 1902)   violin, danceband leader
  Rabin, Oscar (b. 1899 d. 1958)   bass sax, danceband leader
  Ralton, Bert (b. 1900 d. 1927)   clarinet, saxophone
  Reid, Billy (a. 1933-1938)   danceband leader
  Rignold, Hugo (b. 1905 d. 1976 a. 1935-1939)   danceband leader
  Rinaldo (a. 1935)   danceband leader
  Ros, Edmundo (b. 1910)   director, drummer
  Roseberry, Arthur (a. 1930s)   bandleader
  Rosing, Val (a. 1930s)   drums, singer
  Roy, Harry (b. 1900 d. 1971)   bandleader, clarinet
  Scott-Wood, George (b. 1903 d. 1978)   bandleader, piano
  Seymour, Syd   danceband leader, vocals
  Shearing, George (Albert) (b. 1919)   piano, piano-accordeon
  Siday, Eric (d. 1976)   alto saxophone, violin
  Silvester, Victor (Marlborough) (b. 1900 d. 1978)   danceband leader, director
  Simpson, Jack (b. 1905)   danceband leader, drummer
  Snow, Valaida (d. 1956)   cast, trumpet
  Somers, Debroy (b. 1890 d. 1952)   arranger, conductor
  Spinelli, Fred (a. 1927)   danceband leader, drums
  Stapleton, Cyril (b. 1914 d. 1974)   danceband leader, orchestra
  Starita, Ray (b. 1900 d. 1967 a. 1928)   clarinet, saxophone
  Starita, Rudy (b. 1898 d. 1978)   baritone sax, drummer
  Stewart, Maxwell (a. 1938-1939)   danceband leader
  Stone, Lew [Louis] (b. 1898 d. 1969)   bandleader, arranger
  Swain, Hal   alto sax, bandleader
  Temple, Nat (b. 1913)   bandleader, clarinet
  Ternent, Billy (b. 1899 d. 1977)   orchestra, tenor sax
  Thorburn, Billy (b. 1900 d. 1971)   piano, director
  Troise, Pasquale (b. 1895 d. 1957)   banjo, guitar
  Van Straten, Leon (a. 1939)   danceband leader
  Weir, Frank (b. 1911 d. 1981)   clarinet, danceband leader
  Whidden, Jay (a. 1926-1927)   composer, danceband leader
  White, Jack [Eugene Joseph] (b. 1905 d. 1988)   danceband leader
  White, Mark (a. 1949)   danceband leader
  Whyte, Duncan (a. 1935-1937)   trumpet, trumpeter
  Wilbur, Jay (d. 1968 a. 1928)   director, drums
  Williams, Reginald (b. 1914)   danceband leader
  Winnick, Maurice (b. 1902 d. 1962)   orchestra, violin
  Winstone, Eric (b. 1915 d. 1974)   danceband leader, piano
  Winter, Marius Bernard (b. 1898 a. 1923)   director, drummer
  Winters, Tiny (b. 1909)   bass (instrument), string bass
  Yorke, Peter (b. 1902 d. 1966)   bandmaster, orchestra

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