Kenny Ball

Kenny Ball songs and albums
Kenny Ball was an English jazz musician, best known as the bandleader, lead trumpet player and vocalist in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Kenny Ball was born Kenneth Daniel Ball on May 22, 1930 in Ilford, Essex. Kenny Ball begun his career as a professional musician playing trumpet in various bands, before forming his own trad jazz outfit in 1958. He became a regular on the Morecambe and Wise Show, and played at Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding in 1981. Kenny Ball died on March 7, 2013 at Basildon Hospital, Essex, where he was being treated for pneumonia. Kenny Ball’s band continues with Ball's son at the helm and under the name of Kenny Ball Junior and his Jazzmen.
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Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
01.03.
1961
SAMANTHA
LONNIE DONEGAN PRESENTS KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ TODAY 7NJ2040
13 15 00
17.05.
1961
I STILL LOVE YOU ALL
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2042
24 06 00
06.09.
1961
SOMEDAY (YOU'LL BE SORRY)
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2047
28 06 00
15.11.
1961
MIDNIGHT IN MOSCOW
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2049
02 21 00
21.02.
1962
MARCH OF THE SIAMESE CHILDREN
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2051
04 13 00
23.05.
1962
GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2054
07 14 00
29.08.
1962
SO DO I
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2056
14 08 00
24.10.
1962
THE PAY OFF
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2061
23 06 00
23.01.
1963
SUKIYAKI
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2062
10 13 00
01.05.
1963
CASABLANCA
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2064
21 11 00
19.06.
1963
RONDO
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2065
24 08 00
28.08.
1963
ACAPULCO 1922
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2067
27 06 00
17.06.
1964
HELLO, DOLLY!
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE JAZZ 7NJ2071
30 07 00
25.07.
1967
WHEN I'M SIXTY FOUR
KENNY BALL AND HIS JAZZMEN
PYE 7N17348
43 02 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
25.08.
1962
BEST OF BALL, BARBER AND BILK
KENNY BALL, CHRIS BARBER & ACKER BILK
PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GGL0131
01 24 02
07.09.
1963
KENNY BALL'S GOLDEN HITS
PYE GOLDEN GUINEA GGL0209
04 26 00
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