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198C011998080119980807Humphrey Lyttelton tells the story of the British jazz revival.
In the first of four programmes, he looks at jazz in Britain before the classic jazz was rediscovered, and tells of the very first Dixieland band led by George Webb.
With music from the Christy Brothers Stompers, the Crane River Jazz Band, Benny Carter, George Chisholm, Humphrey Lyttelton and Graeme Bell.
198C021998080819980814Humphrey Lyttelton tells the story of the British jazz revival.
In the second of four programmes, he recalls the impact of New Orleans on Ken Colyer and, through Colyer, on the course of British jazz.
With Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, Benny Green, Ralph Laing, Jim Godbolt and Bill Colyer.
198C031998081519980821Humphrey Lyttelton tells the story of the British jazz revival.
In the third of four programmes, Britain falls in love, first with skiffle, then with trad jazz - a bowdlerised version of the New Orleans music.
Dancing, sex and pop stardom all come to the humble jazzer as a bit of a shock, as was the end of the trad boom with the appearance of the Beatles.
198C041998082219980828In the final programme, Humphrey Lyttelton tells the tale of the banjo spurners who avoided both pop stardom and riches, and he looks back at the legacy of 50 years of British traditional jazz revival.

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