Bob Wallis & Storeyville Jazzmen
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b. 3 June 1934, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England, d. 10 January 1991. Wallis started his first band in Bridlington in 1950, which lasted right through to 1957. Later he joined Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band (1956), Diz Disley's Jazz Band (1957) and, briefly, Acker Bilk's Band (1958). From 1958 he had his own Storyville Jazzmen who were very popular throughout the ‘trad' boom of the late 50s. His own trumpet playing and singing forcefully reflected the influence of Henry ‘Red' Allen.... Read more

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