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    Bad Penny Blues -Humphrey Lyttleton 1985

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    Bad Penny Blues - Humphrey Lyttleton 1985.
    Next to collecting 78 rpm records in the fifties by Armstrong, Morton, Oliver and Bix Beiderbecke, to name a few, and I had just started to play trumpet myself, there was this bandleader from England who even for us , far away in the Netherlands, made a lot of darn fine jazz recordings. Of course it was Humphrey Lyttleton, and one of his topsongs was the “Bad Penny Blues”.
    In this clip, now in 1985, Humph is celebrating his 35th year as bandleader and brings us this blues again.
    With him in the band are Johnny Barnes saxophone and Roy Williams trombone. It is good to hear that Bad Penny again and Humph still does a superb job.