Band - 1920s
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor,
Thank you to Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor, Florida, USA for sending the
photograph above. Jennifer wrote:
"My grandfather, Dave Greenhill, had
several dance bands during the 20s and 30s and played at the Palais
de Danse and other dance halls in the city and around Britain.
This is a photo of one of his bands -
Dave Greenhill is in
the centre. The photograph was probably taken in the mid-1920s.
It is probably not 'The Romany Revellers'; that was a larger band
of which he was a member.
Here is a picture of him. Dave
Greenhill is in the centre. The photograph was probably taken
in the mid-1920s.
I have a small collection of photos of
Edinburgh Bands in the 1920s and 1930s. I'm trying to find
anyone who is interested in the photos, and who might have
I also have some programs from the Dance
Halls. I'll send one of the programs as soon as I can
find which storage box it is in."
Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor, Florida, USA.
23 August 2005
Thank you to Frank Ferri, Newhaven, for letting me
know about an article in the Edinburgh Evening News, reporting
the death at the age of 90, of
Leith jazz band leader,
The Evening News article reported:
"Tommy Sampson ...:
- was still fronting
his own big band as recently as last year
- over the years,
played in the capital's major hotels.
- regularly appeared
in the Jazz Festival.
- played the cornet
in the Salvation Army Band, led by his father.
Edinburgh Evening News, October 21,
The Carlton Orchestra
is a photo of The Carlton Orchestra.
William (Bill) Brunton is playing the piano in this photo.
It's possible that
the man playing the violin was Harry Desson and that the drummer was
recognise the men playing the saxophone or the trombone
I don't know whether
or not the band's name was connected with a hotel or dance hall.
I would be very greatful for any information that anybody could give
Claire Graham: July 18 + 21,
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Peter Stubbs , Edinburgh: July 24, 2014