Teenage Dance Party featuring Tony Crombie and Tubby Hayes

Little John Anthony Band, Tony Crombie, Tubby Hayes
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FORMAT: Audio CD - Disc
£4.99
Release date: 15 Sep 2014

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In 1960 the Ember label released the Teenage Dance Party project, credited to the Little John Anthony Band (EMB 3302). Presumably a rather late-in-the-day attempt to exploit the rock & roll market, the album was composed – and featured a band led – by Tony Crombie (born Anthony John Crombie, hence the alias). Primarily a jazz drummer and composer, Crombie had led a rock & roll band, The Rockets, from 1956, before reverting to jazz in 1958. Teenage Dance Party is essentially an album of jazz tunes, albeit with a rhythmic and titular nod to rock & roll. There has been much conjecture about the other musicians featured, but there now seems to be consensus that the highly regarded tenor saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Tubby Hayes was in their number.

Tracklist

CD1

  1. Stroll With Me Baby
  2. Boppin' And Hoppin'
  3. Walking With John
  4. Live It Up
  5. Swinging Beat
  6. Teen Beat Stomp
  7. Teen Beat Stomp
  8. Midnite Jump
  9. Little John Special
  10. Let's Jive Honey
  11. Rockin' Beat
  12. Teen Stroll