Billy Jones - Pioneer Of Jazz 1963

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Story comparing modern attitudes to music with 1920s traditional jazz. Lots of interesting footage.

Billy Jones, once pianist with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band listens to a record. He sits in an armchair and flicks through his scrapbook. Various C/Us of pieces of Dixieland Jazz Band memorabilia....

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Cataloguer:
Jenny
Stock:
Colour
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
3355
Sort Number:
CP 456
Time in/Out:
01:18:26:00 / 01:24:47:00
Canister:
CP 456
Film ID:
243.05
Issue Date:
22/09/1963

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  • At 00:08, the camera pans across a photo of Billy Jones and four unnamed men - those unnamed men are Larry Shields, Emile Christian, Tony Sbarbaro and Nick La Rocca.

    Seen at 01:03, currently undocumented, is the former "Collins Music Hall", at Islington Green in London.

    The "2i's Coffee Bar" referred to was situated at 59 Old Compton Street in Soho.

    "Exterior of a Jukebox Distributors shop" - that was on Wardour Street, at it's junction with D'Arblay Street.

    "C/Us of some twenties records and gramophones" - crucial to the story being played out here, one of the records seen (at 03:10) is by the "Original Dixieland Jazz Band", the band that Billy Jones was a member of.

    "Footage of the Original Downtown Syncopators" - amongst the band members is trombonist Barry Dunning, with Ron Geesin on piano.

    jamied 29th May 2012

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