Spike Hughes, like a bassist (one of the better in the first ’30s), arranger, and bandleader, produced a significant (if little-known) contribution to jazz. He organized for English dance bands from the past due ’20s, before you begin an excellent group of jazz information in 1930 along with his Decca-Dents and Three Blind Mice. Among his sidemen had been a few of England’s best jazz musicians, a lot of whom seldom had such an excellent chance to move away from playing industrial music; one program discovered Hughes and his tempo section support Jimmy Dorsey. In 1933, Hughes found NY and documented with an all-star group whose nucleus was the Benny Carter Orchestra. These recordings highlighted such greats as Carter, Coleman Hawkins, Chu Berry, Crimson Allen, Dickie Wells, flutist Wayman Carver, and Sid Catlett playing Hughes’ multi-colored agreements. A multi-talented specific, Spike Hughes however chose to keep jazz entirely, in 1934, to focus on traditional music and being truly a journalist.
|1||Son of Herbert Hughes.|
|2||His wife, Barbara McFadyean (born 22nd September 1917 in London), was a radio announcer and interviewer and commentated on Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation.|
|3||Also a scriptwriter on radio of plays, features and opera, as well as a DJ and broadcaster since 1930, and a writer of TV ballet.|
|Lancashire Coast||1957||Documentary short conductor|
|Capital Visit||1955||Short conductor|
|Frankie and Johnny||1953||TV Movie composer: songs|
|Frankie and Johnny||1950||TV Movie composer: songs|
|While Nero Fiddled||1944||composer: incidental music|
|Ivor Novello||1956||TV Movie writer|
|Frankie and Johnny||1953||TV Movie script|
|Anything But Love||1951||TV Short writer|
|Frankie and Johnny||1950||TV Movie|
|Lancashire Coast||1957||Documentary short|
|A Yank Comes Back||1949||Documentary short|
|Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail||1981||TV Movie subtitles|
|The Marriage of Figaro||1974||TV Movie subtitles|
|Play for Today||1973||TV Series production team - 1 episode|
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