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GUEST,Dave Illingworth Obit: Acker Bilk (1929-2014) (33) RE: Obit: Acker Bilk (1929-2014) 04 Nov 14


Yes    -   I have never heard anyone say a bad word about Acker.
"Strangler On The Shore" was a lucky accident, for which he was obviously very grateful.   He always had good bands (I saw him first at Croydon c1958,) including the great Bruce Turner, and made a couple of lovely laid-back albums with Humphrey Lyttelton.
Nice lazy vocals, too, and that typical jazz-man's sense of humour.
His take in silly song titles included "Trouble Over Bridgwater."
Just playing his lovely 1958 version of "Delia Gone".


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