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.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 11. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Hull


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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Cottontail performed by Geraldo's orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1940's
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:04:51 +0000
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:18:30 +0100