Everybody loves my Baby Temperance Seven 1962
The Temperance Seven in 1962
The Temperance Seven were formed at the Royal College of Art during 1957. The band usually had nine members (one over the eight!) and dressed in the style appropriate to the late 1920s jazz they played.
The members generally gave themselves fictitious titles. John R.T. Davies used the pseudonym Sheik Wadi El Yadounir and wore a fez. On the first hit numbers vocals were provided by 'Whispering' Paul McDowell who was replaced later by Allan Moody Mitchell. The band once appeared in Spike Milligan's 'The Bed Sitting Room' and spawned new interest in the styles of the 1920s.
Thi is vintage British traditional jazz. I'm originally from Holland. Of course we were familiar with the trad boom, but some of our British youtube jazz fans might be much more familiar with the personnel details of these wonderful trad bands. I look forward to your detailed help in this.