- SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
RONSTEDT SWING JAZZ BAND
12 Classic Jazz numbers with "The Hot Club" fiddling of Ted Verge and Ron Purver's
trumpet, sounds that were much in demand in the West of England. They are backed
by Ted's son, Steve Verge and by Dave Smaldon, on guitar, with Neil Holloway
1. BLUE ROOM (Richard Rodgers) - 3.13
2. LULLABY OF BIRDLAND (Shearing/ Forster) - Without bass - 4.57
3. SWEET GEORGIA BROWN (Pinkard) - 3.10
4. STARS FELL MON ALABAMA - Vocal by Ron - 6.12
5. I GOT RHYTHM (Gershwin) - 3.45
6. SATIN DOLL (Ellington) - 6.58
7. LESTER LEAPS IN (Lester Young) - 4.04
8. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (Warren/ Dubin) - 5.07
9. A FOGGY DAY IN LONDON TOWN (Gershwin) - Vocal by Ron - 3.22
10. FLAMINGO (Grouya/ Anderson) - Without bass - 7.58
11. HOT CANARY - No 2nd guitar - 2.05
12. GEORGIA ON MY MIND (Carmichael/ Garrell) - Vocal by Ron - 4.22
Recorded & edited at Soundpost Studios, Devon 1979 & first published
on Folktrax cassettes 1979.
TED VERGE, born Chudleigh, Devon 21.3.21, played violin in his school and in
a Rural Music Schools orchestra. In his teens he became interested in the Stefan
Grappelli style of fiddle and played in a number of local dance bands. When
saxophone came in during the Second World War he turned to double bass. After
the war, he joined his son's electric folk rock band, Ziggurat (FTX-090), until
he met and teamed up with Ron Purver to form Ronstedt.
RON PURVER, born West Ham on London's Dockside 17.1.30, at first played banjo
and ukelele. He started playing trumpet in 1950 during the post-war Dixieland
jazz revival. He worked in a number of West End London hotels and American bases
for the Joe Loss and Lou Preagaer agencies with a mainstream combo. He was in
the original nucleus of The Chis Barber Band, but also had his own jazz band.
In 1966 he formed the Teign Valley Stompers playing mainly at the Talbot Hotel
STEVE VERGE, 26, born at Bovey Tracey, was a founder member of Ziggurat and
has played with many other local dance bands including Peter Kennedy's Eezum
Squeezum Band (FOLKTRAX 127).
DAVE SMALDON, 25, born Newton Abbot, has played in numerous jazz bands in South
Devon and with Ted and Steve in Ziggurat.
NEIL HOLLOWAY, 27, born Holne, has played in Plymouth Take Four as well as
in both local folk rock and jazz bands. He now has his own contemporary rock