Acker Bilk - The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk

Acker Bilk - The Best Of Ball, Barber & Bilk

Catalogue Code: 713412

Barcode: 5050457134129

Release Date: 18 Mar 2013

Whilst the title might imply that this is an album that features three of the greats of British jazz combining on a variety of tracks, in fact it is something of a compilation album, featuring four tracks from each of Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band, Kenny Ball & His Jazz Men and Chris Barber & His Jazz Band. Released on the budget Golden Guinea label (where all albums cost 21 shillings) and with no sleeve notes whatsoever, the album still proved to be a resounding success, topping the British album chart during the course of its 24 weeks on the listings. This was almost entirely down to the popularity of the three artists in question, who were considered among the best jazz musicians in the UK at the time.

1. Jump In The Line
2. Higher Ground
3. Willie The Weeper
4. Gladiolus Rag
5. Teddy Bears' Picnic
6. Hawaiian War Chant
7. I Love You, Samantha
8. Chimes Blues
9. Majorca
10. High Society
11. Tuxedo Rag
12. When The Saints Go Marching In