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Monday, March 23, 2009

Charlie Galbraith

Roly's mention of American guitarist Barry Galbraith brought to mind London born trombonist Charlie Galbraith who was a stalwart of the British and French trad scene until his death in 1997.
Local trombone player, the late Ronnie McLean's favourite story - and he had many - was of Charlie Galbraith who, in the 1950s would drive around London in a van with the slogan, "20 Years A Jazz man And Still an Optimist" emblazoned on the sides.
I think our local promoters might relate to this!
Lance.

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

YES WHAT A MAN. I'M HIS SON AND A ROCK GUITARIST AND WISH I WAS AS OPTIMISTIC AS MY OLD MAN. GOD REST HIS TROM"BONES"

Lance said...

Music of all genré needs guys like your old man - love your last sentence!

fitz said...

I have some Jazz books signed by your late father. I got them from his very good friend Frank Tungate who recently passed on. Frank often used to mention Charlie and what a laugh he was.

Jean Bicknell

Dee said...

My daughter just found this site about Charlie! he was a lifelong friend of mine. It was good to have known him, what a rogue! he must be remembered by thousands of people. I always remember him saying that he got rid of the alcohol in a geriatric sauna! and of course his cycling - happy memories of him - mostly unprintable!! and times at Slapton, also thrilled to have found a contact with his son, can't wait to get in touch with him. Dee x

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