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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Ten north east greats. 2 - Ralph Hutchinson

Ralph Hutchinson (1925 - 2008). Born in Newcastle, the trombonist lived, I am told, on Scrogg Rd. in the Walkergate area of the city. He played at the Oxford Galleries with Peter Fielding then with the legendary Tommy Sampson Band in Glasgow. Sadly the Sampson band, said by many to be the greatest British big band of its day, never recorded. 

Ralph moved to Chicago in the late 1940s playing and recording with Muggsy Spanier. As the album cover shows, he was moving in fast company! He also recorded with Bob Scobey as well as doing studio work on the Jackie Gleason Show. I believe I read somewhere that he was also a golf club professional!

I was too young to hear him when he was playing in Newcastle but, listening to his playing with Spanier, he was a worthy ambassador from these shores.


1 comment :

Russell said...

Scrogg Road to Chicago. You couldn't make it up!

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