GEORGE MAYCOCK UND SEINE CHIC-COMBO
PHILIPS 423 192 BE (EP) – Germany, 1956
A rare EP by a bunch of forgotten musicians, ripped, cleaned and contributed by Onxidlib.
I could not find much info on these musicians.
For those who read German, there is a bio of George Maycock on the german version of Wikipedia (here). I also recommend reading this interesting article.
I found some info on the Crownpropeller blog also.
These last two blogs are also the source for the pictures posted here. I hope they won't mind me using their pictures.
George Maycock (1917–1979) and drummer Owen ”Big Fletchit” Campbell (1916–1983) both came from Panama. In the sixties George Maycock would be gathering some local fame in Düsseldorf where Frank “Boogie”Sergent and Owen “Big Fletchit “Campbell where among the members of his quintet. (source: http://crownpropeller.wordpress)
The saxophonist Sammy Walker was Jamaican and had played with Dizzy Reece, Mike McKenzie Quintet and Cab Kaye a.o.
No info on bassplayer George Gillespie but I assume he was West Indian also.
n.b. Maycock and Fletchit were both Panamean but one has to remember that there was (is) a large English-speaking community in Panama consisting mostly of descendants of the West-indian workers who took part in the construction of the canal and settled there. They came not only from Jamaica but from all over the Caribbean).
George Maycock, piano, vocals
Frank "Boogie Sergeant" Segrants, trumpet
Sammy Walker, tenor saxophone
George Gillespie, bass
Owen "Big Fletchit" Campbell, drums
|Big Fletchid, Drummer, composer & singer, with Boogie Sergeant, - "Oase" in Düsseldorf 1963|
|Big Fletchit Campbell at the Odeon, Basel, august 3 1950. Photo by Hans Bertolf.|
1. Lonely Man Blues 3:33
2. Maycock's Bop 3:19
1. That's Right - What's Wrong ? 3:28
2. Walkin' Sam 3:18
Recorded in Hamburg, Germany on March 14, 1956.
Note: Soundtrack to the Boyadjieff-Film "Jazz-Rhythmus der Zeit" (1957).
It was a short documentary directed by Georg Thieß.
PHILIPS 423 192 BE (EP)