1930s Musicians of Tufnell Park – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Tufnell Park. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names. You can also find more modern sites including the Odeon Cinema on Holloway Road.

Alban Low is a London based artist who illustrates album artwork, publishes books, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London with DJ Ritu.
http://www.albanlow.com/

1930s Musicians of Tufnell Park
Alban Low
Published September 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-19-4
A6 Size
32 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 5
SLB0132
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Doris Griffiths, 22 Cathcart Hill, N19
2. Jack Rosse, 25 Cathcart Hill, N19
3. Jack Hemming, 7 Cathcart Hill, N19
4. Harold Maddren, 43 Tytherton Rd, N19
5. Ernest Ingleton, 3 and 16 Yerbury Rd, N19
6. Abraham Feuerman, 18 Tufnell Park Rd, N7
7. Gaumont/Odeon Cinema, 419-427 Holloway Road
8. Frank Deniz, 33 Northview, N7
8. Fela Sowande, 21 Northview, N7
9. Sam Feuerman, 27 Huddleston Rd, N7
10. Reg Cole, 17 Huddleston Rd, N7
11. Wilfred Hambleton, 14 Huddleston Rd, N7
12. Irving Ledor, 4 St George’s Ave, N7
13. Frederick Hall, 39 Carleton Rd, N7
14. Noel Vincent, 30 Bardolph Rd, N7
15. Arthur Sandford, 38 Parkhurst Court, N7
15. George ‘Miff’ Ferrie, 44 Parkhurst Court, N7
16. Joseph & Leonard Perry, 9 Loraine Rd, N7
17. Cecil Garner, 568 Caledonian Rd, N7
18. Erik Ogden, 29 Loraine Mansions, Widdenham Rd, N7
19. Sam Rothman, 436 Camden Rd, N7
20. Willie Solomon, 44 Hilmarton Rd, N7
21. Louis Nathan, 15 Hungerford Rd, N7
22. John Priestman, 147 Hungerford Rd, N7
23. Felix White, 28 Hilldrop Crescent, N7
24. Mark Maurice, 7 Hilldrop Crescent, N7
25. Reginald Biggers, 73 Brecknock Rd, N7
26. Wynford Reynolds, 119 Brecknock Rd, N19
27. Leslie ‘Jiver’ Hutchinson, 128 Torriano Ave, NW5
28. George Curtis, 20 Torriano Rd, NW5
29. Maurice Zimbler, 78 Caversham Rd, NW5
30. Alwyn Hart, 70 Islip St, NW5
31. Arthur Watkins, 6 Fortess Rd, NW5

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; John Chilton; Brian Rust; Edmund Whitehouse; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; Roy Cooke; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); The Gramophone Record Store; and my wife Natalie.

Darling’s Global Record Labels – Sophie Darling

An insight into some of the most influential global record labels from 2018/19 with current label information and quotes straight from the source. Sophie Darling has interviewed many of the label founders while writing her dissertation at SOAS University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies). Each of these labels have contributed to the popularisation of global music with a special focus on Africa and Latin America. They are at the forefront of an industry stepping out into an era of digitalisation, streaming, and the resurgence of vinyl.

Sophie Darling moved from Portsmouth to London to study ethnomusicology, and has since become embedded in radio presenting, DJ-ing, writing and podcasting. London is alive with a glorious global music scene and it provides a soundtrack to her daily life. Sophie has a particular interested in the digitalisation of the music industry and the “one-man”(ish) record labels phenomena – with questions about crate digging, re-issues and more. sophiedarlingmusic.com

Darling’s Global Record Labels
Sophie Darling
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-15-6
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 3
SLB0127
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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1930s Musicians of Twickenham and Whitton – Alban Low

9781912960170Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Twickenham and Whitton. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names. You can also find more modern sites to visit, including shops, pubs and the Royal Military School of Music.

Alban Low is a London based artist who illustrates album artwork, publishes books, designs maps, and organises inclusive exhibitions. He is artist-in-residence on the radio programme A World in London with DJ Ritu.
http://www.albanlow.com/

1930s Musicians of Twickenham and Whitton
Alban Low
Published May 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-17-0
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 4
SLB0129
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
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Musicians and locations –
Max Castelli’s School of Music – 32 London Road, TW1 3RR
Twickenham Palais / Kay Kirchin – 9 King St, TW1 3SD
The Luxor Picture Theatre – 1 Cross Deep, TW1 4AG
The Newborough Club – Cross Deep, TW1 4QN
Eddie Wood – 22 Poulett Gardens, TW1 4QR
Fred Darbey – 42 Tennyson Ave, TW1 4QY
Boris Rickelman – 84 Pope’s Grove, TW1 4JX
Ernest Carter – 50 Bonser Rd, TW1 4RG
Cyril Grantham – 30 Pope’s Grove, TW1 4JY
Brinsworth House – 72 Staines Rd, TW2 5AL
H. W. Day – 3 Melbourne Court, TW2 6PH
Winning Post – Chertsey Rd, TW2 6LS
Variety Artists’ Memorial / Wheeler Dryden – Twickenham Cemetery, Hospital Bridge Road, TW2 6DG
Lionel Page – 13 Evelyn Close, TW2 7BL
Henry Iles – 18 Melrose Ave, TW2 7JE
Norman Hillam – 5 Coniston Rd, TW2 7HH
Herbert Knapp – 66 Bridge Way, TW2 7JJ
Morris Melluish – 69 Hall Farm Drive, TW2 7PG
Royal Military School of Music – Kneller Hall, 2 Kneller Rd, TW2 7DN
Arthur Williams – 15 Kneller Road, Whitton Percy Hampton – 46 Gladstone Ave, TW2 7PR
Arthur Aiken – 19 Rosecroft Gardens, TW2 7PT
Victor George Russell – 15 Craneford Way, TW2 7SB

Thank you to M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; John Chilton; Brian Rust; Melody Maker; NME; The British Newspaper Archives; The National Archives; BBC; the team at A World In London (DJ Ritu, Sophie Darling, Norman Druker, Lucas Keen, Patrick Bernard); The Gramophone Record Store; and my wife Natalie.

London Violins 2018 – DJ Ritu and Alban Low

The radio programme ‘A World in London’ has been at the heart of the capital’s music scene since 2007. Originally broadcast on the BBC, it is now based at SOAS Radio (University of London) and Resonance FM. Hosted and produced by DJ Ritu , the show has an unrivalled reputation for presenting a rich cultural mix that truly reflects the diverse musical tastes of London and its people. Since 2016, Alban Low has been the show’s artist-in-residence, sketching the musical guests as they play live in the studio.

DJ Ritu and Alban Low are publishing a series of books that document the ever-changing live music scene in London. London stirs with musicians from all nations, playing in venues from grand concert halls to vibrant upstairs rooms in pubs. This books aims to capture a moment in a musician’s life and tell the story of their favourite venues.

Alban Low at the London Violins exhibition 2018

The first chapbook in the A World in London series is London Violins 2018. The book’s journey started with an art exhibition at the Yehudi Menuhin Concert Hall (February – June 2018) and will be officially launched on A World in London radio programme at Resonance FM on the 6th June 2018 (6.30-7.30pm). Musicians featured in the chapbook include James Patrick Gavin and Tad Sargent, Alice Barron and George Sleightholme, Olga Baron and John Macnaughton, Robert Atchison and Olga Dudnik, Agnes Branner and Martin Weightman, Anna Lowenstein and Rey Yusuf, Richard Jones and Christian Miller.

DJ Ritu is a pioneering international turntablist & BBC Radio presenter. In the ‘90s she co-founded Outcaste Records, signing Nitin Sawhney and Badmarsh & Shri. Ritu has also broadcast for BBC World Service, Kiss 100 and many others. She manages two London club nights, Kuch Kuch and Club Kali, which are the longest running Bollywood events in the UK.

Alban Low is an artist working within London’s jazz scene, sketching in clubs by night and creating album covers by day. www.artofjazz.blogspot.co.uk

London Violins 2018:
A World in London
DJ Ritu and Alban Low
Published June 2018
ISBN 978-1-910578-77-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
Chapbook 28
SLB085
Print run of 100
Price – £2
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Musicians featured in the chapbook include James Patrick Gavin and Tad Sargent, Alice Barron and George Sleightholme, Olga Baron and John Macnaughton, Robert Atchison and Olga Dudnik, Agnes Branner and Martin Weightman, Anna Lowenstein and Rey Yusuf, Sarah Montague and Andrew Ryser Szymański, Richard Jones and Christian Miller.

A special thank you to Sofia Gaetani-Morris, Norman Druker, Patrick Bernard and Sophie Darling for their support.