Goin' home
Ken Colyer

In this section there is a brief re-telling of Ken’s life story, tributes and Ken’s letters from New Orleans. There is also a gallery of photographs of Ken and ephemera such as tickets and programmes that evoke the period Ken was active in.

In this section you can find details of most of the Compact Discs of the music of Ken Colyer that have been issued and many of the rare records from the earlier years of his career.

An introduction to New Orleans Jazz by Hugh Crozier puts Ken in the context of the music he loved. This section also has a series of links to other relevant sites, such as Jazz Guide and the 100 club


The music that can be heard on the entry page and this page is Goin' Home recorded by the Ken Colyer Jazzmen in London on 2nd September 1953. Ken Colyer, trumpet and vocal; Chris Barber, trombone; Monty Sunshine, clarinet; Lonnie Donegan, banjo; Jim Bray, bass; Ron Bowden, drums.



Archives

This is the scene in Great Newport Street, London, the location of Studio 51, the Ken Colyer Club. The whole building is being transformed into luxury apartments and, believe it or not, the building will be named "THE COLYER." July 2015.

Archives A new Ken Colyer CD is now available from Upbeat Records.

Upbeat Records URCD 265 - COLYER FROM THE ARCHIVES - KEN COLYER'S ALL STARS WITH SAMMY RIMINGTON.
1 Dinah; 2 Climax Rag; 3 St James Infirmary; 4 Milenberg Joys; 5 Mahogany Hall Stomp; 6 You Always Hurt The One You Love; 7 Tell Me Your Dream;
8 Riverside Blues; 9 Sing On; 10 Blame It On The Blues; 11 Oh, Lady Be Good;
12 The Girls Go Crazy;

Ken Colyer trumpet/vocals; Mike Pointon trombone; Sammy Rimington clarinet; Bill Stotesbury banjo; Annie Hawkins bass; Colin Bowden drums.
Riverboat Shuffle from Westminster Pier, 6 September, 1973.

THE KEN COLYER BIOGRAPHY, "GOIN' HOME", IS STILL AVAILABLE (VERY FEW COPIES LEFT IN STOCK). CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


SEE A COLLECTION OF KEN COLYER PHOTOS
Click here to see them.


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