STEERING A STEADY
COURSE FOR NEW ORLEANS
From left to right:
Skiffle guitarist Ken Sayer on his wife Francis’s Tea Chest Bass - depping for Don Rutterford Bass
Keith Rollason on Drums Lennie Baldwin on Trombone Dave Barrett on Trumpet
Rob (Spud) Judd on Banjo Bernie (Butch) Holden on Clarinet.
WERE YOU ON THE 11.5 SPECIAL?
This picture was kindly sent in by an Enfield Raver of the fifties.
Are you on board? Do you remember the Riverboat shuffles down the Thames?
In the frame are Rob (Spud) Judd bjo. Lennie Baldwin tmb. Bernie (Butch) Holden clt. Keith Rollason (holding tambourine) drs. the late Dave Barrett tpt. And somewhere hidden in there is Don Rutterford bs. although you can just see the top end of his instrument.
The event was organised by Pete Ward, who is seen here peering over Spud’s right shoulder!
Also espied in the picture are Pete Berryman & Tony Stocker.
Is anyone here, now a member of the BAY Jazz Club?
Note two typographical errors:- The Dauphin Street Six was (and still is) a New Orleans Jazz Band and not a Skiffle Group, - and we are the Enfield Ravers, not the Enfield Rovers !
We were all much younger then so we just didn’t care!
THE FOLLOWING PICTURE APPEARED IN THE LONDON EVENING STAR BETWEEN 1956 - 58
A WEEK OR SO AFTER BREAKING ONTO TV’s 1950’s CULT SHOW
THE SIX- FIVE SPECIAL
WHERE WAS THIS SHUFFLE?
This photo has been sent in by another Enfield Raver of the past.
Does anybody know anyone here. It’s obviously another Riverboat Shuffle with the Dauphin Street Six.
Just visible is Bernie (Butch) Holden with Dave Barrett and Lennie Baldwin more to the fore.
Has anyone any idea where this might have been, as memories seem to have faded on this one?
RAVERS’ PHOTO’S WANTED
The Dauphin Street Six made it big in the fifties, eventually signing up to the Lyn Dutton Agency alongside, Colyer, Barber and Bilk, but we need more photos of other Enfield bands of the day.
Please send them in and we will publish them here.
This photo was sent in by Alan Gugnoni the banjo player in this band. Can you spot the upstanding fellow on the clarinet? - you ought to, he’s played at the BAY often enough!
The Cardinals were playing in and around the Enfield/Barnet area in the early fifties. Their venues also included clubs in St. Albans, Harpenden, Ealing, Pinner, Eascote etc. They appeared on the same bills as the Temperance 7, Acker Bilk and Bob Wallis and other big names.
Personnel left to right:- Jim Hurd clt, Alan Cugnoni bjo, Bob Wackett drs, the late Pete Armstrong tpt, ErnieRogers bas & voc, and Tony Farr tmb. (now with the John Maddocks Jazz band)
Alan now plays for the Sole Bay Jazz band.
PETE ABRAHAM’S CARDINAL JAZZ BAND
DAUPHIN STREET SIX - 8TH. MARCH 1958
This picture sent in by Spike Garrett is the Stu Carter Dippermouth Jazzmen - one of the earliest Enfield jazz bands. Left to right - Les Buddle Tmb - Alex Munday Clt - Stu Carter Tpt. Spike Garrett Drums - Paul Gerrard Bjo - Dave Peters Pno - Unknown Soprano player. Picture was taken at the Hop Poles public house - early 50’s
Busking around Soho was acceptable in the good old 50’s. Here we see Mike Barry and Stu Carter doubling up on trumpets. On the far left is Bob Roberts, also on trumpet. In the foreground is Bill Dixon on banjo. Other musicians just joined in as they went on their way from street to street - ah those were the days.
OUR THANKS TO SPIKE GARRETT FOR THESE PICTURES OF THE STU CARTER BAND FROM THE FIFTIES ALONG WITH HIS MEMORIES
THE BOURBON STREET SKIFFLE GROUP
The picture to the left was taken around 1956 and shows Rob (Spud) Judd on banjo, Roy James on Guitar and Don Judd also on guitar, practising prior to the formation of the Bourbon Street Ramblers Jazz band. Roy who became the banjo man for that group also formed the Skiffle section of the band which included Spud and Don as well as Jimmy Garforth (drums) and Tony Peters (bass).
Spud went on to play for The Dauphin Street Six, Roy went on to play for Acker Bilk and Bob Wallis and Don formed the Pirate Alley Skiffle Group before becoming manager of the Dauphin Street Six.
Don is now the Web Master of this web site and welcomes any other info’ or pictures from those heady days of the ENFIELD RAVERS
(PS. The dog who’s head is just visible, is Sparky, who was, through necessity, an avid jazz and Skiffle fan)
AND THIS PICTURE WAS SENT TO US BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR
WE HAVE PETER WATTS TO THANK FOR SENDING US THIS PICTURE OF THE BRIAN NEWEY SKIFFLE GROUP
THE BRIAN NEWEY SKIFFLE GROUP
This band played in Enfield and surrounding area during the fifties. They were very accomplished and are remembered for their rendition of ‘TOLL THE BELL EASY’, which is available from the iTunes music store.
The band from left to right are Bernie Monk gtr. Peter Watts bass. Brian Newey leader gtr. vocal, Ken Longland drms. and Bernie Almond gtr.
There used to be Sunday lunchtime sessions at the Hollybush in Chase side put on by drummer Dennis Collinson (at one time with the Alan Kirby Dixielanders) and a guy from the 50/- Tailors (later John Colyer), who wore two-tone shoes - very cool.
I remember seeing Alan Kirby, who had a good vocalist, Cynthia Lannigan, and also clarinettist Dave Shepherd who we asked over and over to play Smokey Mokes.
More modern bands such as Kenny Graham’s Afro Cubans played at the Angel Edmonton, but a very young Tubby Hayes who was booked, did not, as he turned up at the Angel Islington, wondering where everybody was.
Another venue was the Pymms Park Inn, Edmonton, where Stu Carter played for a time and which had been a haunt of Viv and Art Sanders before they opened their Wood Green Jazz club at the Fishmongers Arms. Stu was also booked to play at the Shenley Village Hall in a series of bizarre settings ranging from the fruit and veg at Harvest Festival time, to a suburban drawing room, set up for a local drama production.
There was a band formed locally which performed at the Wood Green Jazz Club under the name the Wood Green Stompers. This band was originally called the New River Stompers but they changed the name after a try-out guest appearance at the club.
The band at that time comprised, Terry Lightfoot clt., Ginger Dean tbn., (a good trombonist too, from Lower Edmonton), and a variety of trumpet players but mainly a guy named Mitch, (who turned up on a motorbike and played without changing his biking garb). I think he was from Enfield. The pianist was Alan Thomas and the only other member of the band I can put a name to was Paddy Lightfoot on Banjo. Occasionally Alan Wilcox, another banjoist from Bury Street would play. Later on, Johnny Pickard replaced Ginger on the trombone.
This picture, sent in by Eric, was taken at the Soho Fair and shows Enfield’s late great Gerry Turnham playing a solo with the Mickey Ashman Jazz Band.’
EARLIEST PICTURE OF THE DAUPHIN STREET SIX
This is the earliest picture of the Dauphin Street Six (circa 1956)
This entire band was in their teens here. The personnel are (unknown Bass) - Bernard (Butch) Holden Clt. - Keith Rollason Dms - Dave Barrett Cnt - Rob (Spud) Judd Bjo - Len Baldwin Tmb.