The late Brian Rust described this as one of the most exciting recordings made in Britain between the wars. In the early 1930s, Billy Cotton's Band put out some very hot music indeed, especially when they were recording for Columbia, and this is an excellent example. The band included Nat Gonella and Sid Buckman on trumpets, Joe Ferrie on trombone (before all three were poached by Roy Fox later that year), Syd Lipton on violin and Joe Gibson on string bass, right up front.
Here’s another selection of titles from my To Be Read shelf. The thing that these ones have in common is that they are the 13 longest books I own but have not yet read. All of these are over 600 pages long – some are considerably longer than that. Maybe it is the sheer size of these books that has put me off reading them. Anyway, friendly TTers, can you tell me anything about any of these? Any that you recommend? Any that you would like to warn me not to bother reading? All opinions and comments will be most welcome.