There are a growing number of Videos of Bobby on the Youtube site.

The first I’ve selected is part of the Jazz 625 Session under Tubby Hayes’ name. It was recorded at the Marquee Club in Jan 1965 (not 1964 as claimed on the Youtube description) and broadcast in April of that year.  It features the composer, and fellow Scot, the wonderful Jimmy Deuchar, on mellophonium.  Humphrey Lyttleton introduces the sax section.

Next we have a couple of classics from 1982 featuring Bobby’s wonderful quartet of Pete Jacobsen, Ken Baldock and Soike Wells.

The YouTube user Soglider who uploaded those has a few more clips of Bobby.

Bobby is perhaps most famous for his appearance on Stan Tracey Quartet’s Jazz Suite: Under Milk Wood. In 2005, as part of the Jazz Britannia TV Series, they recreated it on stage at the Barbican. Here is Bobby’s feature from that, Starless and Bible Black:

Someone has kindly uploaded this wonderful recording of Bobby and Dave Newton playing Out of Nowhere at private house party in June 2010:

Lastly, here is a real find, Episode 1 of The Jazz Series from January 1970 according to the information provided by STV who uploaded the clip themselves.  Several notable Scottish musicians appear including Bobby Wellins, Tommy Whittle, Jimmy Hastings, Bobby Wishart and the host, Annie Ross, who found international fame as part of Lambert Hendricks and Ross. Not only is this a great historic document but it runs for the full 24 minutes of the broadcast and has excellent sound and visuals.

Here is a link to all clips featuring Bobby on Youtube.

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