MARTIN SLAVIN AND HIS GANG, Charleston Crazy, 1961

J-254-45J-253-45Martin Mordecai Slavin (1922-1988) was one of Britain’s top vibraphone players and a prolific session musician. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1966 and later settled in Hollywood. In the mid-80s he returned to the UK and played occasional freelance dates, until he was killed in a road accident.

More 1960s  charleston tunes by Martin Slavin and his Gang (of studio musicians, I´d guess) on the British Oriole label. While the majority of Martin Slavin´s work was serious, I doubt that this particular record was supposed to be taken serious.
From a musical point, these songs are not Jazz and are not Rock´n´Roll. They were meant to be entertaining and funny and I feel that more than 50 years later they are still funny.

I love this record.

MARTIN SLAVIN AND HIS GANG, Charleston Crazy, 1961

MARTIN SLAVIN AND HIS GANG, Do The Charleston Baby, 1961


2 Comments on “MARTIN SLAVIN AND HIS GANG, Charleston Crazy, 1961”

  1. Peter Steinringer, D-65388 Schlangenbad says:

    Martin Slavin was the leader of the orchestra that accompanied Helen Shapiro on several of her records.

  2. Asia Robitaille says:

    Hey Peter how did u know about Helen? I am his grandaughter and am always looking for info on him.


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