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Ken Sykora Session Performances

Ken Sykora Session Performances

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Vic Lewis Jam Session, Jazz Today Unit and The Bob Cort Skiffle featuring Ken Sykora.

Five tracks featuring Ken Sykora in the line-up. The 1st two, Squatty Roo and Angry were recorded in 1942 at Levy's Recording Studio, where Ken guested on a Vic Lewis Jam Session. The tracks appear on the Vic Lewis Jam Session LP Vol 5: 1939 - 1946 and represent Ken's first professional recordings. Swinging the Blues and Doggin' Around were performed by the Jazz Today Unit and recorded by Decca during the National Jazz Federation's 3rd Festival of British Jazz in 1957, at the Royal Festival Hall, London. They feature on the album of the same name. I Can't Give you anything but Love was recorded in 1957 at a Bob Cort session, the performances from which were to become the album 'Ain't it a Shame (To Sing Skiffle on Sunday)'. Bob, was having a drink at the bar during the break when Ken, Nigel Sinclair, Viv Clambake Carter and George Jennings gave an impromptu performance of 'I can't give...' Despite Bob's absence, it found its way onto the album.