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Albert Inn, Morley New Comic Jazz Band (Morley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. The notice held up by the side of this band of musicians states Morley New Comic Jazz Band. The photo looks to have been taken outside the Albert Inn, which was part of a terrace row on Albert Road close to the Miners' Arms. Whether or not this is a different band to the Parrock Nook Band, or the same band under a different name, is not known. Certainly it has the same type of musical instruments and similar comic dress. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive by T. A. Stephenson.
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Can You Help? (Unknown) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1930. Image shows a 1930s jazz band called 'The Blue Aces', photographed on the stage of an unknown Leeds venue. These very young men, some perhaps still in their teens, are smartly attired in formal black tie and are pictured with their respective instruments. The backdrop is a painted scene depicting a stone terrace overlooking a lake with a view to a Classical style folly on a hilltop. Flower-filled Grecian urns, climbing plants and a statue of Pan decorate the terrace. We know that the young man seated at the piano, in the background right, is Ernest Brook (born in 1916) of number 4 Dobson Grove, off Dewsbury Road. His father, Squire Brook, worked as a tailors' cutter. Any other information regarding the young musicians, or the venue, is welcomed. The photograph was taken by Rembrandt Cinema Studios, Leeds, of number 23A The Balcony, Queen's Arcade. The firm went into liquidation in 1931 (as reported in The London Gazette). It re-emerged wih a slight change of name; Rembrandt Cinema Studios (1931) Ltd. The photograph may pre-date this event.
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Gildersome Pageant (Gildersome) (1 comment)
Black & White image1934. View shows a group of seven participants at the Gildersome Pageant of 1934, wearing a variety of fancy dress outfits. The words "Morley Comic Jazz Band" are written across one lady's costume but it is not known if all the people pictured were members of this band. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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