Thursday, February 09, 2023

FRIDAY MUSIC: Humphrey Lyttelton, by JD

 Humphrey Lyttelton (1921 - 2008) was a trumpeter, clarinetist, bandleader, and composer who was the leading force in English jazz for more than 50 years. In his later years he was perhaps best known as the host of a BBC weekly radio comedy titled I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. The programme, which was a send-up of panel shows, was noted for its word play, ribaldry, and plain silliness.

Humphrey Lyttelton Bad Penny Blues

Tin Roof Blues - The Harlem Ramblers, Humphrey Lyttelton

Humphrey Lyttelton Ce Messieu Qui Parle

Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band - Close Your Eyes. 
Recorded in London on April 20th 1956
Humph in his prime with Wally Fawkes, clarinet and Bruce Turner, soprano sax.

...... and a short clip of Humph as 'chairman' of the radio show "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" the antidote to panel games! The panellists are Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and another whose name I cannot recall; the fourth panellist would normally be Willie Rushton but not on this occasion.

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