Tubby Hayes

3-21-12          Listening to something new…Tubby Hayes!

Soul singer Solomon Burke born 1936, Johann Sebastian Bach born 1685; R&B.

It’s not everyday that I get to hear something entirely new to me.  One such wonderful record that I recently got a CD issue of is TubbyHayes “Down In The Village” from 1962, recently released by Universal Japan.  Classic British jazz!  A live recording, and very impressive.

The only person I recognized on this album was the piano player, Mr. Gordon Beck – who appeared on Dick Heckstall-Smith’s wonderful solo album, “A Story Ended”.

Tubby Hayes was a rather interesting person in British jazz – I remember hearing older British guys talking about him, but at that time (the 70’s) – I had never heard or heard of Mr. Tubby Hayes.


Per Wikipedia, Mr. Hayes arranged and played on the debut album by Family, “Music In A Doll’s House” (1968).

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4 Responses to Tubby Hayes

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    Wow! That is the least expensive Japanese CD I’ve ever seen!

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    Universal Japan issued something like 100 inexpensive jazz CD’s, and this was among them. I’ve seen Toshiba Japan do it too. The Tubby Hayes is making it’s CD debut, however!

  3. ronkanefiles says:

    For the Tubby Hayes – no doubt, as it’s from 1962 – almost 50 years ago!

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