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Monday, September 01, 2008

R.I.P. Jack Hutton, Gerry Wiggins, Nat Temple

That Earthly representative of the grim reaper, Russell, has once again kept me au fait with the latest additions to the Celestial Choir.
Jack Hutton, former member of staff of The Dandy, The Beano, and The Hotspur and later editor of that other 'comic,' The Melody Maker, popped his clogs on 24 August aged 80. None of his publications went unnoticed by me and I was an avid reader of The Dandy and The Hotspur during my formative years. My interest in The Melody Maker, by coincidence, waned when Hutton became editor around the time of Beatlemania. Wasn't his fault, all he did was report the scene as it was and he did retain some jazz in its pages. Chris Welch's obituary can be read in The Independent.
Gerry Wiggins, who died 13 July age 86, brings two names to mind - Zoot Sims and Teddy Edwards. I first heard Gerry Wiggins on a Zoot Sims EP where he accompanies the tenor player masterfully on, among others, a swinging "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" as well as putting in a big fat chorded solo. On the Teddy Edwards LP "Heart and Soul" Gerry moves over to organ and is featured on "Wiggin'" not surprisingly his own composition. Steve Voce provides Gerry's last rites in The Independent.
Steve also did the Independent bis on Nat Temple, that fine British clarinet player from the 1930s and 40s perhaps best known for his work on the 1950s radio program "Bedtime With Braden" although I know him best for his clarinet work on old 78s of the First British Public Jam Session.
Russell missed this one!

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