19 episodes

Legendary bandleader, singer and saxophonist Ray Gelato talks about music , people , places and London .

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    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

Legendary bandleader, singer and saxophonist Ray Gelato talks about music , people , places and London .

    Ray's 1970's Rockin' London.

    Ray's 1970's Rockin' London.

    Ray speaks of his youth in 1970's London.A City of subcultures where Teddy Boys , Rockabilly's , Punks,  Skinheads and Mods coexisted. Not peacefully and often erupting into violence. Ray talks about his life as a young ted, then later on,  a Rockabilly, growing up in London during the 1970's.London's youth subcultures are an important piece of history that's often overlooked . Ray was there and this is his recollections of those times. 

    • 19 min
    Ray's 1970's Rockin' London.

    Ray's 1970's Rockin' London.

    Ray speaks of his youth in 1970's London.A City of subcultures where Teddy Boys , Rockabilly's , Punks,  Skinheads and Mods coexisted. Not peacefully and often erupting into violence. Ray talks about his life as a young ted, then later on,  a Rockabilly, growing up in London during the 1970's.London's youth subcultures are an important piece of history that's often overlooked . Ray was there and this is his recollections of those times. 

    • 19 min
    A cigar and coffee with Leo Green . Part 2

    A cigar and coffee with Leo Green . Part 2

    A cigar and coffee with Leo Green . Part 2.Ray and Leo Green sit down and have a cigar, coffee and a chat about Leo's long , varied and illustrious career.Son of famed broadcaster, sax player and author , Benny Green . Leo has inherited his fathers talent as a naturel raconteur . He's played sax with Van Morrison , Jerry Lee Lewis , Little Richard and Jools Holland. He's met Frank Sinatra , is a noted popular broadcaster on BBC Radio2 and also leads the Leo Green Orchestra , featuring such stars as Beverly Knight and Tony Blackburn.Leo is also a promoter . Producing The London Blues Fest for the last 10 years .In fact Leo had so much to say that we have to spilt these episodes in two parts

    • 39 min
    A cigar and coffee with Leo Green . Part 1.

    A cigar and coffee with Leo Green . Part 1.

    Ray and Leo Green sit down and have a cigar, coffee and a chat about Leo's long , varied and illustrious career.Son of famed broadcaster, sax player and author , Benny Green . Leo has inherited his fathers talent as a naturel raconteur . He's played sax with Van Morrison , Jerry Lee Lewis , Little Richard and Jools Holland. He's met Frank Sinatra , is a noted popular broadcaster on BBC Radio2 and also leads the Leo Green Orchestra , featuring such stars as Beverly Knight and Tony Blackburn.Leo is also a promoter . Producing The London Blues Fest for the last 10 years .In fact Leo had so much to say that we have to spilt these episodes in two parts ! 

    • 46 min
    Tales from the road part 1

    Tales from the road part 1

    You've heard of dancing on the ceiling ? Well this is a true story of our trombone player , Dave Keech , actually falling through the ceiling at a gig in Norway!!It's all true, it all happened and there will be more Tales from the road and Gelato madness.Listen to this episode of Gelato's Parlour to hear the full tale .   

    • 11 min
    Happy New Year, live album , a drive by incident in Chicago.

    Happy New Year, live album , a drive by incident in Chicago.

    Ray talks about his traditional Christmas run at Ronnie Scott's. His new live album , New Years Eve and a bizarre drive by incident in a creepy hotel outside Chicago. 

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

JudyDay ,

Thank you

Thank you Ray, a great listen 😊👍

monjoffe ,

Laugh out loud!

Ray that was brilliant you and Leo together are so funny as well as being very interesting. I laughed out loud!! Love to you and Rebecca
Monica Joffe xx

The Real MikeyT ,

The best of Jive and Coffee

What a great day when Ray Gelato started his podcast - great interviews with real London characters. That's what its all about London, Jive/swing and life. Ray has taken on the world of music on from the Louis's Jordan, Prima and even Armstrong - now he's the Benny Green of podcasts..

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