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Mr. Acker Bilk Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band Volume 8

Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band Volume 8
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Mr. Acker Bilk: Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band Volume 8

(2013/Vocalion) 36 tracks 1960

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  • Interpret: Mr. Acker Bilk

  • Album titlle: Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band Volume 8

  • Label VOCALION

  • Genre Jazz

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0765387532321

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Acker Bilk, Mr. - Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band Volume 8 CD 1
01 Darkness On The Delta (Acker Bilk's Radio Luxembourg Signature Tune) Mr. Acker Bilk
02 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
03 Berliner Luft March (Gay Hussar) Mr. Acker Bilk
04 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
05 (Up A) Lazy River Mr. Acker Bilk
06 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
07 Frog-I-More Rag Mr. Acker Bilk
08 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
09 Working Man's Blues Mr. Acker Bilk
10 Roy James Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
11 Summer Set Mr. Acker Bilk
12 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
13 Margie Mr. Acker Bilk
14 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
15 (Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey Mr. Acker Bilk
16 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
17 Under The Double Eagle Mr. Acker Bilk
18 Acker Bilk's Spoken Sign Off Mr. Acker Bilk
19 Marching Through Georgia Mr. Acker Bilk
20 Darkness On The Delta (Acker Bilk's Radio Luxembourg Signature Tune) Mr. Acker Bilk
21 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
22 High Society Mr. Acker Bilk
23 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
24 Tiger Rag Mr. Acker Bilk
25 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
26 Summer Set Mr. Acker Bilk
27 Acker Bilk & Ron Mckay Introduce Mr. Acker Bilk
28 Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine On Me Mr. Acker Bilk
29 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
30 Lucky Rock Blues Mr. Acker Bilk
31 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
32 Delia Gone Mr. Acker Bilk
33 Acker Bilk Introduces Mr. Acker Bilk
34 Dixie Mr. Acker Bilk
35 Acker Bilk's Spoken Sign Off Mr. Acker Bilk
36 Marching Through Georgia 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. - Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band Volume 8 CD 1
01 Darkness On The Delta (Acker Bilk's Radio Luxembourg Signature Tune)
02 Acker Bilk Introduces
03 Berliner Luft March (Gay Hussar)
04 Acker Bilk Introduces
05 (Up A) Lazy River
06 Acker Bilk Introduces
07 Frog-I-More Rag
08 Acker Bilk Introduces
09 Working Man's Blues
10 Roy James Introduces
11 Summer Set
12 Acker Bilk Introduces
13 Margie
14 Acker Bilk Introduces
15 (Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey
16 Acker Bilk Introduces
17 Under The Double Eagle
18 Acker Bilk's Spoken Sign Off
19 Marching Through Georgia
20 Darkness On The Delta (Acker Bilk's Radio Luxembourg Signature Tune)
21 Acker Bilk Introduces
22 High Society
23 Acker Bilk Introduces
24 Tiger Rag
25 Acker Bilk Introduces
26 Summer Set
27 Acker Bilk & Ron Mckay Introduce
28 Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine On Me
29 Acker Bilk Introduces
30 Lucky Rock Blues
31 Acker Bilk Introduces
32 Delia Gone
33 Acker Bilk Introduces
34 Dixie
35 Acker Bilk's Spoken Sign Off
36 Marching Through Georgia