Frank Traynor

Frank Traynor

Born: 8 August 1927
Died: 22 February 1985
Frank Traynor formed his first band, the Black Bottom Stompers, in 1949. In 1951 he joined the Len Barnard Band and that same year was voted best trombonist in the "Make Way for the Bands" poll. He also made his first recordings with this band. He and his band were also a regular feature at Athol's Abbey, an underground bar and grill on the corner of St Kilda Road and Park Street (known now as the "Domain" beneath the late Domain Hotel, now a commercial complex during the 1970s. Frank Traynor's Jazz Preachers were also a prominent feature of the Melbourne City Council's FEIP program – Free Entertainment in the Parks lunchtime activities during the '70s under the MC of Bob Crawford, with sound (amplification provided by H. C. McLean and Son Public Address.
Another regular venue during this period was the Dick Whittington Tavern in Hotham Street, St. Kilda, on a Saturday afternoon.
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Frank Traynor Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

WG-S-8276 Frank Traynor And The Preachers* / Frank Traynor Frank Traynor And The Preachers* / Frank Traynor - Stagger Lee / Hold It And Shake It Boogie(7", Single) W & G WG-S-8276 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
WG-S-8307 Frank Traynor Georgia Grind(7", Single) W & G WG-S-8307 Australia 1972 Sell This Version