ACKER BILK

Pop/Art Song/Folk / Swing / Dixieland / Original New Orleans Jazz / Exotica • United Kingdom
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Bernard Stanley "Acker" Bilk MBE (born 28 January 1929) is an English clarinettist. He is known for his trademark goatee, bowler hat, striped waistcoat and his breathy, vibrato-rich, lower-register clarinet style.

Bilk earned the nickname Acker from the Somerset slang for 'friend' or 'mate'. His parents tried to teach him the piano, but as a boy, Bilk found it restricted his love of outdoor activities including football. He lost two front teeth in a school fight and half a finger in a sledging accident, both of which Bilk has claimed to have affected his eventual clarinet style. He learned the clarinet while serving in the Royal Engineers in the Suez Canal Zone after his sapper friend John A. Britten gave him a clarinet that he had bought at a bazaar and had no use for. The clarinet had no reed and Britten fashioned a makeshift reed for the instrument out of
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ACKER BILK Discography

ACKER BILK albums / top albums

ACKER BILK The Mr. Acker Bilk Omnibus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mr. Acker Bilk Omnibus
Original New Orleans Jazz 1959
ACKER BILK Stranger On The Shore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stranger On The Shore
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1961
ACKER BILK Only You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Only You
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1962
ACKER BILK Above The Stars & Other Romantic Fancies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Above The Stars & Other Romantic Fancies
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1962
ACKER BILK A Taste of Honey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Taste of Honey
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1963
ACKER BILK A Touch Of Latin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Touch Of Latin
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1964
ACKER BILK Great Themes From Great European Movies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Great Themes From Great European Movies
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
ACKER BILK Great Themes From Great Foreign Films album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Great Themes From Great Foreign Films
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
ACKER BILK Ack's Back album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ack's Back
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1965
ACKER BILK In Paris album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Paris
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
ACKER BILK Dixie-Party Mit Mr. Acker Bilk Und Chris Barber album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dixie-Party Mit Mr. Acker Bilk Und Chris Barber
Original New Orleans Jazz 1966
ACKER BILK Cocktails For Two album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cocktails For Two
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
ACKER BILK Together! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Together!
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
ACKER BILK Mood For Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mood For Love
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1966
ACKER BILK Above The Stars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Above The Stars
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1967
ACKER BILK Blue Acker album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Acker
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1968
ACKER BILK Horn Of Plenty album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Horn Of Plenty
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1971
ACKER BILK Some Of My Favourite Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Some Of My Favourite Things
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1973
ACKER BILK That's My Desire album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
That's My Desire
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1974
ACKER BILK The One For Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The One For Me
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1976
ACKER BILK Free album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Free
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1977
ACKER BILK Sheer Magic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sheer Magic
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1977
ACKER BILK Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band
Original New Orleans Jazz 1978
ACKER BILK Quiet Moments album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quiet Moments
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1979
ACKER BILK Acker Bilk In Holland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acker Bilk In Holland
Swing 1982
ACKER BILK I Think the Best Thing About This Record Is the Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Think the Best Thing About This Record Is the Music
Swing 1982
ACKER BILK The Magic Clarinet Of Acker Bilk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Magic Clarinet Of Acker Bilk
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1984
ACKER BILK Жизнь В Розовом Свете (La Vie En Rose) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Жизнь В Розовом Свете (La Vie En Rose)
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1987
ACKER BILK Acker Bilk Plays Lennon and McCartney album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acker Bilk Plays Lennon and McCartney
Exotica 1988
ACKER BILK The Love Album album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Love Album
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1989
ACKER BILK At Sundown album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At Sundown
Dixieland 1992
ACKER BILK Imagine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Imagine
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1994
ACKER BILK Winter Wonderland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winter Wonderland
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1999
ACKER BILK As Time Goes By album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
As Time Goes By
Dixieland 2004
ACKER BILK Chalumeau Thats My Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chalumeau Thats My Home
Swing 2005
ACKER BILK Acker and Danny The Acker Bilk/Danny Moss Quintet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acker and Danny The Acker Bilk/Danny Moss Quintet
Swing 2005

ACKER BILK EPs & splits

ACKER BILK live albums

ACKER BILK The Frankfurt Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frankfurt Concert
Swing 2001
ACKER BILK Live! Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live! Vol. 1
Swing 2011
ACKER BILK Live! Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live! Vol. 2
Dixieland 2011
ACKER BILK Live! Vol 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live! Vol 3
Swing 2011

ACKER BILK demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

ACKER BILK re-issues & compilations

ACKER BILK Golden Hour Presents The Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Golden Hour Presents The Best Of
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1976
ACKER BILK Blaze Away album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blaze Away
Dixieland 1987
ACKER BILK Feelings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Feelings
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1991
ACKER BILK Meets Gentlemen of Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Meets Gentlemen of Jazz
Original New Orleans Jazz 1996
ACKER BILK Stranger On The Shore album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stranger On The Shore
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1999
ACKER BILK Reflections album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2000
ACKER BILK The Pye Jazz Anthology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Pye Jazz Anthology
Original New Orleans Jazz 2002
ACKER BILK Azure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Azure
Swing 2002
ACKER BILK Vintage Acker Bilk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vintage Acker Bilk
Original New Orleans Jazz 2008
ACKER BILK Vintage Acker Bilk, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vintage Acker Bilk, Vol. 2
Original New Orleans Jazz 2008
ACKER BILK Giants of Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Giants of Jazz
Dixieland 2010
ACKER BILK Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band : The Early Years album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr Acker Bilk & His Paramount Jazz Band : The Early Years
Original New Orleans Jazz 2011
ACKER BILK Legendary Clarinet Of Mr. Acker Bilk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Legendary Clarinet Of Mr. Acker Bilk
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
ACKER BILK Marching Through Georgia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Marching Through Georgia
Original New Orleans Jazz 2012
ACKER BILK Snag It Pretty Boy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Snag It Pretty Boy
Original New Orleans Jazz 2012
ACKER BILK Tiger Rag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tiger Rag
Dixieland 2012
ACKER BILK There's A Rainbow Round My Shoulder album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
There's A Rainbow Round My Shoulder
Original New Orleans Jazz 2012
ACKER BILK Over The Waves album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Over The Waves
Original New Orleans Jazz 2012
ACKER BILK Fingertips album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fingertips
Original New Orleans Jazz 2012

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