Kenneth J. Alford
Frederick Joseph Ricketts (21 February 1881 – 15 May 1945) was an English composer of marches for band. Under the pen name Kenneth J. Alford, he composed marches which are considered to be great examples of the art. He was a Bandmaster in the British Army, and Royal Marines Director of Music. Conductor Sir Vivian Dunn called Ricketts "The British March King". Ricketts' frequent use of the saxophone contributed to its permanent inclusion in military bands.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 21st, 1881 (London), Died Reigate
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1918 - 1939
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, conductor
Notes: Original name: Frederick Joseph Ricketts.
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-22204||10-in.||8/9/1918||Colonel Bogey march||First Regiment N. S. Marine Band||Band||composer|
|Columbia||78848||10-in.||12/9/1919||Colonel Bogey||Columbia Band||Band||composer|
|OKeh||S-7581||10-in.||Sept. 1920||Colonel Bogey march||Conway's Band||Band||composer|
|Brunswick||E29937||10-in.||May 1929||Colonel Bogey||Walter B. Rogers Band||Band||composer|
|Edison||9981||10-in.||1/30/1925||Colonel Bogey march||Imperial Marimba Band||Band||composer|
|Gramophone||0EA7996||10-in.||6/21/1939||The two dons||Kenneth J. Alford ; Band of HM Royal Marines [Plymouth, England] ; L. Wegus ; B. Wright||Band, with 2 xylophones||composer, conductor|
|Gramophone||0EA7997||10-in.||6/21/1939||The smithy||Kenneth J. Alford ; Band of HM Royal Marines [Plymouth, England]||Band||composer, conductor|
|Victor (Canada)||7815||10-in.||before 11/21/1934||Colonel Bogey||Arthur W. Delamont ; Vancouver Kitsilano Boys' Band||Band||composer|
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Alford, Kenneth J.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104186.
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