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George Scott-Wood and his Six Swingers


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with Frank Kerslake and Sam Costa.
George Scott-Wood, the well-known music director, arranger and pianist, is Britain's foremost authority on the piano-accordion. A Glasgow man, he studied the piano with Miss Hoffman and Crossland Hirst, and finally became Philip Halstead's star pupil. He played Beethoven's third piano concerto with orchestra at St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, when he was fifteen, toured in America; became very well known at the Villa Manna, Isle of Man, where he was joint conductor with the late Al Davison and also accompanied such famous artists at Sunday afternoon concerts as Peter Dawson, Bratza, Rosina Buckman, and Dora Labbette.
In October, 1934, he started his Six Swingers as a recording band. They went on the air about eighteen months ago and at once made a name for themselves. They televised on December 5. There's Jock Fleming, trombone, who played trombone with the original Savoy Havana Band; Freddy Gardner, saxophone and clarinet, who has played with Ambrose, Lipton, and Ray Noble; Jock Jacobsen, drummer, who has played at the Carlton, Giro's, the Ritz, and Grosvenor House; Joe Young, guitarist, who has played at the Embassy Club and the Mayfair, the Savoy, and the Berkeley; Harry Owen, trumpet, who has played with Ambrose and is an ex-Army international footballer; and Dick Escott, string bass, who was with Ambrose's original band for five years, and toured with Jack Payne for two years. Six Swingers in the front rank.


Unknown: Frank Kerslake
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: George Scott-Wood
Unknown: Crossland Hirst
Unknown: Philip Halstead
Unknown: Al Davison
Unknown: Peter Dawson
Unknown: Rosina Buckman
Unknown: Dora Labbette
Unknown: Jock Fleming
Unknown: Freddy Gardner
Unknown: Ray Noble
Unknown: Jock Jacobsen
Guitarist: Joe Young
Unknown: Harry Owen
Unknown: Dick Escott
Unknown: Jack Payne

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George Scott-Wood and his Six Swingers

National Programme Daventry, 17 December 1936 17.15

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