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Mr. Acker Bilk Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD)

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Mr. Acker Bilk: Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD)

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  • Interpret: Mr. Acker Bilk

  • Album titlle: Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD)

  • Genre Jazz

  • Label BIG 3

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0805520130837

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Acker Bilk, Mr. - Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD) CD 1
01 Stranger on the Shore Mr. Acker Bilk
02 Summer Set Mr. Acker Bilk
03 Gravier Street Blues Mr. Acker Bilk
04 Over in the Gloryland Mr. Acker Bilk
05 My Old Kentucky Home Mr. Acker Bilk
06 Gettysburg March Mr. Acker Bilk
07 Careless Love Mr. Acker Bilk
08 Swing Low Sweet Chariot Mr. Acker Bilk
09 All the Girls Go Crazy Mr. Acker Bilk
10 East Coast Trot Mr. Acker Bilk
11 Darkness on the Delta Mr. Acker Bilk
12 St Philip Street Breakdown Mr. Acker Bilk
13 Breeze Mr. Acker Bilk
14 Postman's Lament Mr. Acker Bilk
15 King Joe Mr. Acker Bilk
16 Bye and Bye Mr. Acker Bilk
17 Blaze Away Mr. Acker Bilk
18 Under the Double Eagle Mr. Acker Bilk
19 CRE March (Wings) Mr. Acker Bilk
20 El Abanico Mr. Acker Bilk
Acker Bilk, Mr. - Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD) CD 2
01 That's My Home Mr. Acker Bilk
02 Travellin' Blues Mr. Acker Bilk
03 Delia Gone Mr. Acker Bilk
04 Gladiolus Rag Mr. Acker Bilk
05 Willie the Weeper Mr. Acker Bilk
06 Dardanella Mr. Acker Bilk
07 Franklin Street Blues Mr. Acker Bilk
08 Easter Parade Mr. Acker Bilk
09 Marching Through Georgia Mr. Acker Bilk
10 Shine Mr. Acker Bilk
11 Louisian-I-Ay Mr. Acker Bilk
12 In a Persian Market Mr. Acker Bilk
13 I'm Going Home Mr. Acker Bilk
14 Ory's Creole Trombone Mr. Acker Bilk
15 Tiger Rag Mr. Acker Bilk
16 Cushion Foot Stomp Mr. Acker Bilk
17 Run Come See Jerusalem Mr. Acker Bilk
18 Carry Me Back Mr. Acker Bilk
19 Old Comrades March Mr. Acker Bilk
20 Higher Ground Mr. Acker Bilk
Acker Bilk, Mr. - Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD) CD 3
01 Buona Sera Mr. Acker Bilk
02 Gotta See Baby Tonight Mr. Acker Bilk
03 Creole Jazz Mr. Acker Bilk
04 Jump in the Line Mr. Acker Bilk
05 Frankie and Johnny Mr. Acker Bilk
06 Goodnight Sweet Prince Mr. Acker Bilk
07 Lullaby Mr. Acker Bilk
08 Stars and Stripes Forever Mr. Acker Bilk
09 Perdido Street Blues Mr. Acker Bilk
10 Papa Dip Mr. Acker Bilk
11 Mean to Me Mr. Acker Bilk
12 My Heart Belongs to Daddy Mr. Acker Bilk
13 Gospel Train Mr. Acker Bilk
14 Maryland March Mr. Acker Bilk
15 Greensleeves Mr. Acker Bilk
16 Go Tell It on the Mountain Mr. Acker Bilk
17 My Bucket's Got a Hole in It Mr. Acker Bilk
18 Take My Lips (Meravigliose Labbra) Mr. Acker Bilk
19 Stomp off Let's Go Mr. Acker Bilk
20 Lonely Mr. Acker Bilk
Mr. Acker Bilk If you want to make your mark in the music world, it is important to have an... more
"Mr. Acker Bilk"

Mr. Acker Bilk
If you want to make your mark in the music world, it is important to have an image, something that identifies you immediately to the general public. You may adjust, change or even drop your image as the years go by. but without it, you might not be known at all.

Acker Bilk's included the unusual name, the Somerset accent, the bowler hat and the striped waistcoat, and the billing itself, "Mr Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band". Several of his contemporaries — Terry Lightfoot, Mike Cotton, Bob Wallis. Alan Elsdon — did not have such strong trademarks and maybe their careers suffered as a result. One thing is certain: the public took Acker Bilk to their hearts and it wasn't just because he played good music.

Bernard Stanley Bilk was born in Pensford, Somerset on 28 January 1929. His father was a carpenter and church organist, and Acker played the piano and recorder ds a Child. 'He told me: "Everyone had nicknames in the village and I had mine before I went to school. 'Acker' was not just my nickname — there was Acker Withy and Acker Wilson. and it's like calling someone 'mate'. I don't know much about my surname but it's originally French, Bilque or something like. A French guy must have come to Wales, seduced a Welsh maid, promised to marry her, and she got lumbered with the family "

Like the pianists Russ Conway and Bill McGuffie. Acker Bilk is missing part of a finger. "Well, that was when I was 14. We used to hurtle down hills on toboggans when the snow was around. I hit a stone and it took my finger off. A whippet from the farm was sniffing around and he gulped it down, he didn't even chew it. I was chasing after the dog and I was going to say, 'Look, he's keeping my finger warm. Can you open him up?' My right hand is more fluid than my left but as I've never played the clarinet with my whole finger, I don't know the difference. I lost four front teeth when I was at school but I don't think that has had any effect. I hope no one has had his teeth out and finger lopped off to try and sound like me."

Acker planned to be a blacksmith, but his National Service changed that. "I was stuck in the desert for three years in Egypt after the War and we formed a little band. A guy in the tent had an E flat marching clarinet and I was fascinated by it. I drove people crazy trying to find new notes and more or less taught myself as the guy who had it couldn't play it. I may do it all wrong but as I can get the notes I want, it doesn't matter"

And Acker had plenty of time to practice. "We had to do 24 hour guard duty on a weekend, which was a long haul. I fell asleep in the guard room and I got caught and the major put me up for a court martial, really to make an example of me. Lots of other soldiers fell asleep on guard duty, I wasn't the only one, but I was given 84 days in the glass house, which UNDER THE DOU•LE EA was the Moasca Correction Camp. EWER PARADE When you get sentenced, you have to wait for confirmation from HO and they mislaid my papers and I had to wait a month in the guard room rather than in the nick. I had the   clarinet and I was given king beer through the hatch. I had a marvellous time practising until I went to the MCC." ...

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Tracklist
Acker Bilk, Mr. - Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD) CD 1
01 Stranger on the Shore
02 Summer Set
03 Gravier Street Blues
04 Over in the Gloryland
05 My Old Kentucky Home
06 Gettysburg March
07 Careless Love
08 Swing Low Sweet Chariot
09 All the Girls Go Crazy
10 East Coast Trot
11 Darkness on the Delta
12 St Philip Street Breakdown
13 Breeze
14 Postman's Lament
15 King Joe
16 Bye and Bye
17 Blaze Away
18 Under the Double Eagle
19 CRE March (Wings)
20 El Abanico
Acker Bilk, Mr. - Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD) CD 2
01 That's My Home
02 Travellin' Blues
03 Delia Gone
04 Gladiolus Rag
05 Willie the Weeper
06 Dardanella
07 Franklin Street Blues
08 Easter Parade
09 Marching Through Georgia
10 Shine
11 Louisian-I-Ay
12 In a Persian Market
13 I'm Going Home
14 Ory's Creole Trombone
15 Tiger Rag
16 Cushion Foot Stomp
17 Run Come See Jerusalem
18 Carry Me Back
19 Old Comrades March
20 Higher Ground
Acker Bilk, Mr. - Absolutely Essential Collection (3-CD) CD 3
01 Buona Sera
02 Gotta See Baby Tonight
03 Creole Jazz
04 Jump in the Line
05 Frankie and Johnny
06 Goodnight Sweet Prince
07 Lullaby
08 Stars and Stripes Forever
09 Perdido Street Blues
10 Papa Dip
11 Mean to Me
12 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
13 Gospel Train
14 Maryland March
15 Greensleeves
16 Go Tell It on the Mountain
17 My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
18 Take My Lips (Meravigliose Labbra)
19 Stomp off Let's Go
20 Lonely