Who was Top Man at Dyke after James Watson?

My dad wants to know who succeeded Mr. Watson - as there's a recording of said cornet player he wants to track down. - All help gratefully received. Thanks.
 

James Yelland

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My dad wants to know who succeeded Mr. Watson - as there's a recording of said cornet player he wants to track down. - All help gratefully received. Thanks.
Um...James Watson certainly conducted Dyke - but did he play for them? I didn't think so, but I'm no expert. You don't mean James Shepherd, do you?
 

Brassbones

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John,

As stated James Watson never played 'top man' at Dyke but he was THE top man, as in MD!!! Dave King preceded him as MD and he's a pretty good cornet player ...

You need to give the weed a rest mate! ;)
 

John Brooks

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Perhaps it would be much simpler to identify the recording wanted. I think we would all benefit from some clarity re the original question. Jim Watson did make a couple of solo recording with Dyke while he was MD.
 
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