Alan Dean (2)

Alan Dean (2)

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Born in 1924, Alan Dean was a vocalist and typical figure of the immediate post war band era, working with the premier bands, big and small, along the way forming the Song Pedlars vocal group. He later updated the vocal group concept by forming the Keynotes, Alan personally winning the Melody Maker poll two years running. He had a light toned ballad voice but he was also a bopper and in this context composed some fast moving but melodic bop lines notably Galaxy and First Gear using his voice as an additional horn, plus some scatting.

He was the nominal leader of the All Star Sextet which made it's debut at the Downbeat Club on March 14th, 1948. The declared intention of the Sextet was to play only bebop and it was probably the first UK bebop-orientated group to play the clubs, they certainly played enough to qualify as a regular group.

(Bio copied from David Taylor's website dedicated to British Modern Jazz from the 1940's.)
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Alan Dean (2) Discography

Albums

ESQ (S) 337 The All Star Sextet With Alan Dean (2) The All Star Sextet With Alan Dean (2) - My Baby Likes To Bebop(LP, RE) Esquire ESQ (S) 337 UK 1987 Sell This Version
VM0943 Alan Dean (2) Alan Dean(CD, Album, RM) Calle Mayor VM0943 Spain 2017 Sell This Version
ALP-1014 Alan Dean (2) Music To Bawl By(LP, Album, Mono) Panama (2) ALP-1014 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

10-033 The All Star Sextet, Alan Dean (2) The All Star Sextet, Alan Dean (2) - My Baby Likes To Be-Bop / Disc Jockey Jump(Shellac, 10") Esquire 10-033 UK 1948 Sell This Version
K11226 Alan Dean (2) You'll Never Be Mine / Do You Care?(7") MGM Records K11226 US 1952 Sell This Version
Alan Dean (2) Make Me Your Slave MGM Records US 1953 Sell This Version
K11454 Alan Dean (2) Serenade Of The Mandolins(7", Single) MGM Records K11454 US 1953 Sell This Version
11801 Alan Dean (2) Lover's Quarrel(7", Single, Mono, Promo) MGM Records 11801 US 1954 Sell This Version
K11920 Alan Dean (2) Too Much In Love To Care(7", Single, Mono) MGM Records K11920 1955 Sell This Version
Alan Dean (2) Raggle Taggle Gypsies / Let's Call It A Day (Single) MGM Records US 1956 Sell This Version
Alan Dean (2) Without You MGM Records US 1956 Sell This Version
RR-211 Alan Dean (2) Life Is But A Dream(7") Rama RR-211 US 1956 Sell This Version
Alan Dean (2) With Hugo Peretti And His Orch.* Alan Dean (2) With Hugo Peretti And His Orch.* - How Far Can Any Man Go? (Single) Roulette Records, Inc. US 1957 Sell This Version
Alan Dean (2) Tonight, My Love (Single) MGM Records US Unknown Sell This Version
Alan Dean (2) I Am a Man (Single) MGM Records Unknown Sell This Version
K12311 Alan Dean (2) A Kiss Is Forever (Estudiantina)(7", Single, Mono, Promo) MGM Records K12311 US Unknown Sell This Version
K11269 Alan Dean (2) I'll Forget You(7", Single) MGM Records K11269 US Unknown Sell This Version
MGM-EPM 602 Alan Dean (2) Heart And Soul(7", EP, Mono) MGM Records MGM-EPM 602 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
RR-218 Alan Dean (2) The Memory Followed Me Home(7", Single, Mono) Rama RR-218 Unknown Sell This Version
9-76529 Alan Dean (2) Let's Stay Home(7", Single, Mono) Apex (3) 9-76529 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
MGM-SP-1139 Alan Dean (2) Love Is All That Matters(7", Single) MGM Records MGM-SP-1139 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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