Ted Heath

Ted Heath big band charts

A range of big band arrangements made famous by Ted Heath and his orchestra.

Who was Ted Heath?

George Edward "Ted" Heath an English trombonist and band leader who led Britain's most successful post-war big band. He learned and honed his craft as a sideman in the bands of Bert Ambrose, Sydney Lipton and Geraldo. He formed his band "Ted Heath and his Music" on D-Day, 1944. He employed excellent arrangers such as Johnny Keating, Reg Owen and Ron Roullier and his band was full of the best of British musical talent. Heath died in 1969, though his band continued to play for another 30 years under the direction of Don Lusher.

Which are some of his more famous charts?

Heath's output was prolific. He made more than 100 albums, selling over 20 million copies. A selection of his more memorable songs includes "Manhattan Spiritual", "Hindustan", "12th Street Rag", "Memories of You", "Listen To My Music", "Hot Toddy", and all of his "London Suite".