Mike clippings from Melody Maker, Sept 1932

this page first published by John Wright, 22 November 2002
last updated 22 November 2012vintage@r2ok.co.uk

As 'hot music' reviewer at the Melody Maker, Spike Hughes assumed the identity of Mike. This position allowed Spike to review his favourite bands like Duke Ellington, in fact in this issue of Melody Maker Spike devotes two and a half columns to Brunswick 1337 (I reproduce just a few paragraphs below). More interestingly Spike was able to review his band's OWN RECORDINGS. In his review of Buddy's Wednesday Outing and Long Night Scamper Spike manages, in one review, to praise Buddy Featherstonehaugh, Lew Davis, Billy Munn and..... composer Hughes! also takes a swipe at the poor recording system and surface of Decca records, and pokes fun at a recent BBC Radio Times attempt to discuss jazz!

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