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Alex Welsh

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 09 July 2011

Alex Welsh was a fine traditional and mainstream trumpeter, who led one of Britain's best jazz groups from the 1950s to the 1980s. Digby Fairweather, who knew him well and inherited Welsh's cornet, joins Alyn Shipton to select the finest available recordings from the Welsh band's long career.

Music Played

11 items
  • Image for Alex Welsh and His Dixielanders

    Alex Welsh and His Dixielanders Rose Room

    Composer: Williams/Hickman Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Archie Semple, cl; Roy Crimmins, tb; Fred Hunt, p; Nevil Skrimshire, g; Tom Page, b; Lennie Hastings, d. 14 April 1955.

    It has to be…, Lake, 145

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    Alex Welsh and His Dixielanders Panama Rag

    Composer: Tyers Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Roy Crimmins, tb; Ian Christie, cl; Fred Hunt, p; Nevil Skrimshire, g; Frank Thompson, b; Pete Appleby, d. 30 Oct 1955.

    Live at the Royal Festival Hall 1954/55, Lake, LACD 008

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    Alex Welsh and His Dixielanders Shoe Shiner's Drag

    Composer: Morton Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Archie Semple, cl; Roy Crimmins, tb; Fred Hunt, p; Nevil Skrimshire, g; Tom Page, b; Lennie Hastings, d. 14 April 1955

    It has to be…, Lake, 145

  • Image for Alex Welsh & His Band

    Alex Welsh & His Band Japanese Sandman

    Composer: Whiting Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Archie Semple, cl; Roy Crimmins, tb; Harry Gold, bass sax; Fred Hunt, p; Diz Disley, g; Bill Reid, b; Johnny Richardson, d. 17 Feb 1960.

    Alex Welsh and Friends, Lake, 195

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    Alex Welsh & His Band The Eel

    Composer: Freeman Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Roy Crimmins, tb; Archie Semple, cl; Danny Moss, ts; Fred Hunt, p; Tony Pitt, g; Bill Reid, b; Lennie Hastings, d. 22 Feb 1962.

    Echoes of Chicago, Lake, 215

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    Alex Welsh Oh Baby

    Composer: Burke / Herscher / Davis Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Roy Williams, tb; John Barnes, ts; Fred Hunt, p; Jim Douglas, g; Ron Mathewson, b; Lennie Hastings, d. June 1966.

    Strike One, Lake, 107

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    Alex Welsh Davenport Blues

    Composer: Beiderbecke Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Fred Hunt, p. June 1966.

    Strike One, Lake, 107

  • Image for Alex Welsh and His Band with Wild Bill Davison

    Alex Welsh and His Band with Wild Bill Davison Surf Side Samba

    Composer: Pollack Performers: Alex Welsh, Wild Bill Davison, c; Roy Williams, tb; John Barnes, cl; Fred Hunt, p; Jim Douglas, g; Gerry Higgins, b; Lennie Hastings, d. 4 Dec 1966.

    Wild Bill Davison with Alex Welsh and His Band, Lake, 279

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    Alex Welsh & His Band Shiny Stockings

    Composer: Foster Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Roy Williams, tb; John Barnes, Al Gay reeds; Fred Hunt, p; Jim Douglas, g; Ron Rae, b; Lennie Hastings, d. 18 May 1967.

    Just One More Chance, Upbeat, 191

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    Alex Welsh & His Band As Long As I Live

    Composer: Arlen / Koehler Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Roy Crimmins, tb; Al Gay reeds; Fred Hunt, p; Jim Douglas, g; Ron Rubin, b; Roger Nobes, d. 16 Dec 1979.

    Oh Baby, Upbeat, 175

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    Alex Welsh & His Band Doggin' Around

    Composer: Evans, Battle Performers: Alex Welsh, c; Roy Crimmins, tb; Al Gay reeds; Fred Hunt, p; Denny Wright, g; Pete Skivington, bg; Laurie Chescoe, d. 4 Oct 1981.

    Oh Baby, Upbeat, 175

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