Alan Plater in Hull - the 1940's
from Doggin' around, page 11:
As I drifted into my teens, jazz and swing took a serious grip on my imagination, courtesy of the wireless. There was a BBC Jazz Club to listen to on a Saturday evening...and Jack Jackson would sometimes sneak a Stan Kenton record onto his late night record show...The first time I heard 'Cottontail' it was played by Geraldo's orchestra, of all people, on his weekly programme, and the fact that I remember this says it all about the growth of my obsession.
Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 11. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446581091245 accessed: 29 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|performed by Geraldo's orchestra
|in private, indoors, solitary