Here is an interesting restoration of a 1970 Trad Jazz group from Burnham Bucks.
The Frog Island Jazz Band, Burnham, Bucks, December, 1970
I'm going away
Come on and stomp,
Mandy Lee blues
Where did you stay last night ?
Kansas City stomps
Jazzin' baby blues
Merry makers twine
John Whitehead (cnt)
Ray Joughin (tb)
Bernard Winfield Stutt (cl,as)
Keith Durston (p)
Dave Price (bj)
Rob Fullalove (tu)
Chris Marchant (d)
LP: Stomp (ROBB004)
Recorded by John.R.T Davies
John.R.T. Davies should be known to all jazz fans
as the man behind so many restored recordings, also
a musician himself, played mainly brass instruments
with Ken Colyer, Mick Mulligan, Sandy Brown, then
part of the popular "Temperance Seven" band in the
60's & 70's. John's main nickname was "ristic" but
in the "Temperance" he was called by the rather odd
name of John Yusef (RT) Davies-Smith, believed to
be because of his dressing in an Arab
Turban Fez for a
Although the picture would suggest that this album
is available on CD, as far as I know it is not, the cover
picture was created by me from the LP artwork, not
in very good condition sadly. The music is far better
after some careful restoration.
It is rather fitting that a recording made by "Ristic"
should need restoration, it has been my pleasure to
do this task in a similar spirit to that which "Ristic"
employed, though I will admit to using modern tools
something that John shunned for most of his work.
Please note: The last track has some seriously bad
tracking distortion, not uncommon on the last track
of an LP side, what you have here is best possible.
Password for Rar file = gonzoFIJBS