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21/10/2012

Duration:
57 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 21 October 2012

Clare Teal takes a look back over the many big bands that have appeared at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon over its 50 year history. The Bands of Duke Ellington and Count Basie appeared there in the first year of the halls existence, swiftly followed by Stan Kenton, Sam Donahue leading the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Buddy Rich.

Music Played

14 items
  • Image for Duke Ellington & His Orchestra

    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Rhapsody in Blue

    The Reprise Studio Recordings, Reprise 8122 736582

  • Image for Count Basie Orchestra with Sarah Vaughan

    Count Basie Orchestra with Sarah Vaughan You Turned the Tables on Me

    Sarah Vaughan and the Count Basie Orchestra, Columbia SX 1360

  • Image for Sam Donahue Orchestra with Frank Sinatra Jr.

    Sam Donahue Orchestra with Frank Sinatra Jr. Love For Sale

    Young Love For Sale, Reprise R 6178

  • Image for Woody Herman Orchestra

    Woody Herman Orchestra April Showers

    The Jazz Swinger, Collectables COL CD 6679

  • Image for Benny Carter and His Orchestra

    Benny Carter and His Orchestra Doozy

    Further Definitions, MCA Impulse MCAD 5651 JVC 460

  • Image for Count Basie & His Orchestra

    Count Basie & His Orchestra Thunderball

    Basie Meets Bond, Capitol Jazz 7243 5 3822521

  • Image for Buddy Rich and His Orchestra

    Buddy Rich and His Orchestra Lament for Lester

    Big Swing Face, Pacific Jazz CDP 7243 8 3798926

  • Image for Chris Barber's Jazz Band

    Chris Barber's Jazz Band Stevedore Stomp

    At The Jazz Band Ball, Upbeat Jazz URCD 166

  • Image for Bert Kaempfert

    Bert Kaempfert Swinging Safari

    Silver Collection, Polydor 823 7022

  • Image for Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

    Stan Kenton and His Orchestra No Harmful Slide Effects

    Birthday in Britain, Creative World STD 1065

  • Image for Tony Kinsey Big Band

    Tony Kinsey Big Band Backwater

    Thames Suite, Spotlite SPJ 404 CD

  • Image for Midnite Follies Orchestra

    Midnite Follies Orchestra Blue Skies

    Jungle Nights in Harlem, Academy Sound and Vision ALA 3002

  • Image for Ted Heath Orchestra led by Don Lusher

    Ted Heath Orchestra led by Don Lusher On With the Don

    The Very Best of Ted Heath Vol. 1, Horatio Nelson Records CD SIV 6150

  • Image for Big Band SFB

    Big Band SFB Battle Royal

    Showstoppers, BBC Big Band BBB 004

  • CONCERTS FOR THE COMING WEEK

    Wednesday 24 October
    Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
    In the spirit of Duke
    Perth Theatre

    Thursday 25 October
    Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
    Music Hall
    Aberdeen

    Thursday 25 October
    Five Star Swing
    Spa Pavilion
    Felixstowe

    Friday 26 October
    Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
    Queen’s Hall
    Edinburgh

    Friday 26 October
    Jeff Short Swing
    Civic Hall
    Thurrock

    Friday 26 October
    BBC Big Band
    Fairfield Halls
    Croydon

    Friday 26 October
    Nick Ross Orchestra
    Key Theatre
    Peterborough

    Saturday 27 October
    Denmark Street Big Band
    Polish Jazz Café
    London

    Saturday 27 October
    Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
    Royal Conservatoire
    Glasgow

    Sunday 28 October
    Five Star Swing
    Windmill Theatre
    Littlehampton

    Sunday 28 October
    Len Phillips Big Band
    United Services Club
    Sidcup

    Sunday 28 October
    Scottish National Jazz Orchestra
    Eden Court
    Inverness

    Sunday 28 October
    Syd Lawrence Orchestra
    Roses Theatre
    Tewkesbury

    Saturday 27 October
    Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
    Millfield Theatre
    Edmonton

    Sunday 28 October
    Hot Waffle Big Band
    Jazz at the Manor
    Manor Sports and Social Club
    Ruislip

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