Desperately seeking information,can anybody tell me if Chris has recorded Royal Garden Blues,if so have you the record label/catalogue number please.There is a big bet on this.Many thanks and a Merry Xmas to all
Yes, he did record "Royal Garden Blues" (at least three times):
1. Live rec. Berlin 11/26/1968
LP "Live In Berlin", Intercord(Black Lion) 28430-7 Z1/2
2. Live rec. Dusseldorf (trade show "HiFi") 8/26/1980
CD "Concert´80-The First Digital Recording",Bell Rec.BLR 84049
3. Live rec. Croydon, Fairfield Hall 5/17/1990
CD "In His Element" Timeless Traditional, TTD 572
Good luck for your bet
there's another recording of the Royal Garden Blues.
Recorded by NDR in October 1973 in Hannover (Germany).
...and another one recorded by WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk) for TV at the Subway 1989.
...and there are more recordings of Royal Garden Blues, however not realeased on LP or CD. I would like to point out that the first live recording with John Crocker on clarinet and alto was made by Swiss Radio on August 8th, 1968 in Geneva and features as guest the one and only Albert Nicholas (clarinet) in a fantastic Royal Garden Blues! I still hope that this concert will be released on a CD despite the fact that the original recording is in mono.