Spike Hughes

Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes (19 October 1908 – 2 February 1987) was a British jazz musician, composer and music journalist. He was the son of Irish composer, writer and song collector Herbert Hughes and great grandson of the sculptor Samuel Peploe Wood. Hughes was a multi-dimensional musician, playing the double bass, composing operatic scores, arranging jazz recordings and writing books on topics ranging from gardening to Toscanini's music.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 19, 1908 (London), Died February 2, 1987 (Brighton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: string bass, arranger, leader

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca GB 3921 10-in. 2/3/1932 Six bells stampede Spike Hughes Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca GB 3927 10-in. 2/5/1932 Sirocco Spike Hughes Orchestra instrumentalist, string bass  


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