THE DAVE COLLETT TRIO - Down The Road Apiece: RCCD 6036 - A double CD album. Born in Bath, Somerset, Dave Collett soon became known as The Bath Boogie Stylist. Here are two fine albums of blues and boogie-woogie recorded by the Dave Collett Trio, which have been unavailable for some time.
Introduction to the CD from Dave Collett ... After my National Service I could play fair boogie woogie piano but little else. I lived in Bath then and wangled my way into Joe Brickell s Spa City Stomers. Joe seemed to welcome anybody in his band and I became Bath s Boogie Stylist . We played at RAF camps around Bath and Joe s shows; they were not just shows, they were Rhythm Cavalcades . Many jazzers got their start with Joe. Next I played in Acker Bilk s first Paramount Jazz Band. We broadcast, made records, appeared on TV and toured Poland. This was followed by the Stainer Collett band, where, despite the Trad boom, we played in a mainstream style including guitar and saxophone. We did well for some years but eventually outnumbered the audience... I then joined the Avon Cities Band in the chair vacated by John Critchinson and stayed for the next 37 years. At the same time I played gigs with the Dave Collett Trio and Howlin Winds - this was rockier than usual, and we played regularly in Paris.
TRACKS~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Disc 1 1. Bristol City Blues 2. Old Movies 3. Big Julie 4. Monday Morning Feeling 5. Pure and Simple 6. Looking Back and Blushing 7. Electric Blue 8. I've Got No Reason 9. A Pound Ain't Nothing But A Shilling 10. Do You Want To Buy A Conscience 11. Aspirin For Breakfast 12. Fragment Of Time 13. Ford Consul Blues 14. Vampire Baby 15. Sometime Later 16. Big Boots Disc 2 1. Trouble In Mind 2. Bear Cat Crawl 3. A Shanty In Old Shanty Town 4. Who s Afraid Of Annie Wade? 5. Who s Sorry Now 6. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground 7. Swinging The Plough 8. Electric Blue 9. Raggin The Wild Horse 10. K.C. Moan 11. What A Friend We Have In Jesus 12. Big Julie 13. Please Don t Talk About Me When I m Gone 14. Summer Set 15. Perdido 16. Sweet Mary 17. Down The Road A Piece