Acker Bilk

UK. [=Bernard Stanley Bilk] b. 28 Jan 1929.
Label: Columbia (EMI)
Musicians: Acker Bilk (clrnt); Colin Smith (tpt); John Mortimer (trmbne); Roy James (bnjo); Stan Greig (pno); Ron McKay (drms)
Writers: Acker Bilk/Dave Collett
DB 4382 Summer Set 16 Jan 1960 23-15-17-11-12-10-9-5-9-13-15-19-40-30-34-41-34-40-43-45 Pts: 305
33SX 1205 Seven Ages Of Acker LP 12 Mar 1960 6-14-xx-13-19-18-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-20 Pts: 35
SEG 7940 Acker's Away EP 19 Mar 1960 17-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-16 Pts: 6
Label: Pye
NJL 22 Acker Bilk's Omnibus LP 26 Mar 1960 16-xx-20-xx-14-16 Pts: 19
NJE 1070 Mr Acker Bilk's Request Vol.2 EP 26 Mar 1960 12-14-xx-11-11-xx-xx-17-18-12-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-20-15 Pts: 26
NJE 1061 Mr Acker Bilk Marches On EP 30 Apr 1960 12-19-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-15 Pts: 9
NJE 1067 Mr Acker Bilk Sings EP 4 Jun 1960 15 Pts: 3
Label: Melodisc
MEL 1547 Goodnight Sweet Prince 4 Jun 1960 50 Pts: 5
Label: Columbia (EMI)
Writers: Nat Burton/Walter Kent
DB 4492 White Cliffs Of Dover 13 Aug 1960 46-44-30-31-35-36-37-37-41 Pts: 70
    Original: Glenn Miller & His Orchestra (1942)  
Musicians: Acker Bilk (clrnt); Colin Smith (tpt); John Mortimer (trmbne); Roy James (bnjo); Stan Greig (pno); Ron McKay (drms)
SEG 8029 Seven Ages Of Acker EP 29 Oct 1960 11-11-19-15-13-13-15-xx-xx-13 Pts: 24
    14 Jan 1961 9-11-15-15-11-6-18-15-12-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-11-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-19-xx-xx-xx-20 Pts: 38
    27 Jan 1962 20-20 Pts: 4
Writers: Carl Sigman/Peter De Rose
DB 4544 Buona Sera 3 Dec 1960 48-36-38-31-30 Pts: 39
    Original: Louis Prima (1958)  
    14 Jan 1961 18-9-10-9-7-11-17-20-30-35-47-46 Pts: 196
33SX 1248 Acker LP 18 Feb 1961 17 Pts: 5
SEG 8076 Seven Ages Of Acker Vol. 2 EP 11 Mar 1961 16-17-14-17-9-12-18-20-15-15-18-14 Pts: 36
33SX 1304 Golden Treasury LP 18 Mar 1961 15-15-19-15-11-17 Pts: 31
Musicians: Acker Bilk (clrnt); Colin Smith (tpt); John Mortimer (trmbne); Roy James (bnjo); Stan Greig (pno); Ron McKay (drms)
Writers: Sid Robin
DB 4673 That's My Home 8 Jul 1961 43-29-25-25-25-21-19-14-7-8-11-16-15-19-18-29-41 Pts: 252
SEG 8089 Acker No.1 EP 19 Aug 1961 14-6-18-16-20 Pts: 16
Writers: John Philip Sousa
SCD 2155 Stars And Stripes Forever/Creole Jazz 28 Oct 1961 39-31-22-26-28-26-26-35-38-40 Pts: 94
    "Stars And Stripes Forever" was published in 1897.  
Musicians: Acker Bilk (clrnt); Colin Smith (tpt); John Mortimer (trmbne); Roy James (bnjo); Stan Greig (pno); Ron McKay (drms)
Producers: Dennis Preston
Writers: Acker Bilk
DB 4750 Stranger On The Shore 25 Nov 1961 32-16-14-6-6-8 Pts: 133
    sales: 1130000  
    13 Jan 1962 2-2-5-8-7-12-11-13-8-8-7-6-7-13-12-10-15-13-12-11-12-11-11-9-9-17-19-18-20-19-18-22-23-27-30-32-31-38-47-39-35-40-33-31-45-39-43-37 Pts: 898
SEG 8102 Acker Vol.2 EP 13 Jan 1962 17-15-15-11-20-19 Pts: 17
Writers: traditional
DB 4795 Frankie And Johnny 10 Mar 1962 42-48 Pts: 12
SEG 8156 Four Hits And A Mister EP 7 Apr 1962 19-9-6-5-2-5-8-2-3-4-5-3-4-3-3-5-5-8-5-5-4-3-4-4-4-4-5-6-10-10-12-13-15-17 Pts: 198
    12 Jan 1963 16-14-12-11-8-6-6-8-7-9-11-14-13-15-15-7-12-12-11-15-20 Pts: 73
Musicians: Acker Bilk (clrnt); Colin Smith (tpt); John Mortimer (trmbne); Roy James (bnjo); Stan Greig (pno); Ron McKay (drms)
33SX 1407 Stranger On The Shore LP 12 May 1962 19-14-17-13-10-9-8-10-6-8-8-8-7-7-13-11-15-11-13-15-18-16-14-13-16-14-xx-xx-15-20 Pts: 174
SEG 8178 Band Of Thieves EP 22 Sep 1962 16-13-15-10-6-9-10-9-11-9-10-6-14-11-13 Pts: 52
    12 Jan 1963 17 Pts: 3
Musicians: Acker Bilk (clrnt)
Writers: Acker Bilk/Norrie Paramour
DB 4897 Lonely 22 Sep 1962 38-27-20-14-17-16-22-25-28-31-37 Pts: 135
Writers: Bobby Scott/Ric Marlow
DB 4949 A Taste Of Honey 19 Jan 1963 32-21-16-16-17-22-28-40-42 Pts: 109
33SX 1493 A Taste Of Honey LP 20 Apr 1963 20-19-18-17 Pts: 19
Label: Pye
Musicians: Acker Bilk (clrnt)
Producers: Terry Brown
Writers: Sergio Bardotti/Dario Baldan Bembo
7N 45607 Aria 14 Aug 1976 44-34-22-17-5-7-8-10-17-24-31 Pts: 191
Label: Warwick
WW 5028 Sheer Magic LP 21 May 1977 6-5-6-9-10-23-58-xx-45 Pts: 52

Kenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk

Label: Pye Golden Guinea
GGL 0131 Best Of Ball, Barber And Bilk LP 11 Aug 1962 20-6-4-2-1-2-2-2-1-3-6-3-4-8-8-7-10-12-8-13-15 Pts: 254
    19 Jan 1963 20-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-19 Pts: 9

Chris Barber & Acker Bilk

Label: Pye Golden Guinea
Musicians: Jimmy King (gtr); James Alexander (bs); Carl Cunningham (drms); Ben Cauley (tpt); Phalon Jones (sx)
GGL 0075 Best Of Barber And Bilk Vol. 1 LP 13 May 1961 14-7-6-6-6-4-4-6-5-4-5-4-4-4-4-4-6-5-4-5-6-9-13-14-14-18-16-xx-xx-xx-13-16-11-15 Pts: 290
    13 Jan 1962 16-7-11-15-14-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-16-14-13-12-17-20 Pts: 61
Label: Pye Golden Guinea
GGL 0096 Best Of Barber And Bilk Vol. 2 LP 28 Oct 1961 15-13-14-9-15-16-12-14-8-13 Pts: 58
    17 Mar 1962 19-17-13-19-19-17-18-18 Pts: 41

Acker Bilk & Terry Lightfoot

Label: Columbia (EMI)
SEG 8053 Clarinet Jamboree EP 25 Feb 1961 19 Pts: 3

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