1930s Musicians of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names.

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 Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush
Alban Low
Published December 2019
ISBN 978-1-912960-29-3
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 7
SLB0142
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
BUY 1930s Musicians of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush (£2.60 + £1.20 P & P)

Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Leo McCormack – 25 College Court, Hammersmith, W6 9BT
2. Hammersmith Gaumont – Hammersmith Apollo, W6 9QH
3. Hammersmith Palais – 242 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7NL
4. William Hinkinson – 5 Iffley Rd, Hammersmith, W6 0PB
5. Harold Patrick – 47 Iffley Rd, Hammersmith, W6 0PB
6. Edwin Sowden – 17 Beauclerc Rd, W6 0NS
7. Arthur Lousley – 79 Sulgrave Rd, Hammersmith, W6 7QH
8. Louis Mordish – 10 Melrose Terrace, Hammersmith, W6 7RL
9. Arthur Dean – 51 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7LU
10. Leslie Dunk – 34 Batoum Gardens, W6 7QD
11. Tom Balderson – 8 Lena Gardens, Hammersmith, W6 7QA
12. Harry Lewis – 123 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7PB
13. Cecil Walden – 77 Sterndale Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0HX
14. Oscar Rabin – 45 Dewhurst Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0ES
15. George Patterson – 52 Dewhurst Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0ES
16. Arthur Weighill – 45 Maclise Rd, Hammersmith, W14 0PR
17. Olympia – Hammersmith Rd, W14 8UX
18. Gerald Emms – 64 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BB
19. Alf Edwards – 86B Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BN
20. Alec Blackford – 69 Elsham Rd, Kensington, W14 8HD
21. Harold Sherrell – 128 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8BD
22. Paul Fenoulhet – 138 Sinclair Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0NL
23. Charles Meier – 129 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AS
24. Julie Saumarez – 178 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AH
25. Herzl Laikin – 196 Holland Rd, Kensington, W14 8AH
26. Max Lewin – 7 Sinclair Mansions Richmond Way, W12 8LN
27. Gerard Snoeck – 51 Richmond Gdns (now W12 Shopping Centre
28. Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
29. Abraham and Joseph Popplesdorf – 28 Pennard Rd, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 8DS

Thank you to Roy Cooke; M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; Leslie Michael Baldock ; 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.

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from Musician’s Union handbooks from the 1930s. Every effort has been made to research and verify information and we are grateful to those experts who have helped in the making of this series. If you know any additional information or corrections then we would love to include them in future editions.

1930s Musicians of Mortlake, East Sheen and Barnes – Alban Low

Discover the homes and lives of 1930s musicians who lived and worked in East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes. Including short biographies from famous residents to more forgotten names.

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 East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes
Alban Low
Published November 2019
ISBN  978-1-912960-25-5
A6 Size
16 printed pages
Colour
A World in London Chapbook 6
SLB0137
Print run of 100
Price – £2.60
BUY 1930s Musicians of East Sheen, Mortlake and Barnes (£2.60 + £1.20 P & P)

Walk the route

Musicians and locations –
1. Herbert Clay (violin) – 22 Rothesay Avenue, TW10 5EA
2. Harold ‘Bert’ Heath (trumpet) – 12 Leinster Ave, East Sheen, SW14 7JP
3. Winifred Copperwheat (viola) – 4 Westhay Gardens, SW14 7RU
4. Aubrey Brain (French horn) – 22 Richmond Park Rd, East Sheen, SW14 8JT
5. Michael Graydon (French horn) – 7 Park Drive, SW14 8RB
6. Sheelah Field (harp) – 14 Sunbury Avenue, SW14 8RA
7. Arthur Bliss (composer/conductor) – Old Mortlake Burial Ground, SW14 8BP
8. The Bull’s Head – 373 Lonsdale Rd, SW13 9PY
9. Victor Moon (violin) – 38 Brookwood Ave, SW13 0LR
10. Eric James (piano/composer/arranger) – 23 Brookwood Avenue, SW13 0LR
11. Bobby Howell (musical director) – 29 The Crescent, SW13 0NN
12. Walter Harding (piano) – 42 Hillersdon Ave, SW13 0EF
13. Violet Pusey (violin) – 43 Glebe Rd, SW13 0EB
14. George Harlow (cornet) – 72 Elm Grove Rd, Barnes, SW13 0BX
15. Jimmy Mayers (trumpet) – 4 The Crescent, SW13 0NN
16. Frederick Thurston (clarinet) – 22 Lowther Rd, Barnes, SW13 9NX
17. David Andrews (piano) – 49 Castelnau, Barnes, SW13 9RT
18. Percy Whitaker (flute) – 33 Ullswater Rd, Barnes, SW13 9PL
19. George Alexander (piano) – The Coach House, 105 Castelnau, SW13 9EL
20. Joy Boughton (oboe) – 117 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9DA
21. Thomas Wightman (bassoon) – 49 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9JR
22. Mary Keel (oboe) and Frederick Keel (composer) – 207 Castelnau, Barnes, SW13 9EA

Thank you to Roy Cooke; M.G. Thomas; The National Jazz Archives; The British Library; 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.

The names and addresses of musicians in this book have been sourced from Musician’s Union handbooks from the 1930s. Every effort has been made to research and verify
information and we are grateful to those experts who have helped in the making of this series. If you know any additional information or corrections then we would love to
include them in future editions. Contact alban.low@sampsonlow.com

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
BUY 1930s Musicians of Tufnell Park (£2.60 + £1.20 P & P)

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
BUY Darling’s Global Record Labels (£2 + £1.20 P & P)

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
BUY 1930s Musicians of Twickenham and Whitton (£2.60 + £1.20 P & P)

Walk the route

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
BUY London Violins 2018 (£2 + £1.20 P & P)

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.