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Acker Bilk

cl, 1929-2014 GB, Pensford
Singer of Jazz
A.k.a. Bernard Stanley Bilk

British jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Born: January 28, 1929 in Pensford, Somerset, England. Died: November 2, 2014 in Bath, Somerset, England. "Acker" played with "Ken Colyer's Band" (1954-1956) and later with his own groups.

        
Instruments
  • Clarinet
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Stranger on the Shore on Clarinet Moods by Acker Bilk
Stranger On The Shore on Instrumental Classics by Various Artists
Aria on Clarinet Moods by Acker Bilk
Send In The Clowns on Acker Bilk The Gold Collection by Acker Bilk
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) on Clarinet Moods by Acker Bilk
Windmills Of Your Mind on Acker Bilk The Gold Collection by Acker Bilk
Morning Has Broken - Remastered on Can't Be Without You by Acker Bilk & The Norman Candler Strings
The Fool On The Hill on Acker Bilk The Gold Collection by Acker Bilk
Sailing on Acker Bilk The Gold Collection by Acker Bilk
Stranger on the Shore on Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Absolutely Essential 3 CD CollectionAcker Bilk2014Compil.
SongbookAcker Bilk2013Compil.
Giants Of Trad JazzChris Barber, Acker Bilk & Kenny Ball2012Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk2010Compil.
The Best Of Barber, Ball And BilkChris Barber, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk2010Compil.
Acker Bilk Plays Lennon & McCartneyAcker Bilk2010Compil.
Boaters Bowlers & Bowties: The Best of Barber, Ball & BilkChris Barber, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk2009Compil.
I Think The Best Thing About This Record Is The MusicAcker Bilk, Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band2009Compil.
Clarinet MoodsAcker Bilk2007Compil.
Gladiolus Rag / Louisian-i-ayAcker Bilk2007Single
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk & Kenny Ball2006Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk2006Compil.
ReflectionsAcker Bilk2006Compil.
Acker BilkAcker Bilk2003Album
On The Sentimental SideAcker Bilk2002Album
Everybody's Talkin'Acker Bilk2002Album
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk2002Album
British Jazz Legends TogetherKenny Ball, Acker Bilk, John Chilton's Feetwarmers, John Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttelton, Don Lusher, George Melly2001Album
British Jazz Legends TogetherKenny Ball, Acker Bilk, John Chilton's Feetwarmers, John Dankworth, Humphrey Lyttelton, Don Lusher, George Melly2001Album
Acker, Kenny & ChrisKenny Ball, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk2001Compil.
The Greatest OfAcker Bilk2001Compil.
Love SongsAcker Bilk2001Compil.
All The Hits Plus MoreAcker Bilk2001Compil.
Stranger On The Shore: The Best OfAcker Bilk2001Compil.
Clarinet MoodsAcker Bilk2000Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk2000Album
MemoryAcker Bilk1999Compil.
Acker Bilk Esquire Stranger On The Shore / A Taste Of HoneyAcker Bilk1999Compil.
FavouritesAcker Bilk1999Compil.
Forty Years OnKeith Smith With The Hefty Jazz Allstars With Special Guest Acker Bilk1999Album
Winter WonderlandAcker Bilk1999Album
The Very Best Of Acker Bilk Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1998Compil.
The Best Of Mr. Acker BilkAcker Bilk1998Compil.
16 Jazz ClassicsAcker Bilk1998Compil.
The Very Best Of Mr. Acker Bilk Featuring "Stranger On The Shore"Acker Bilk1998Compil.
The Best Of Mr. Acker BilkAcker Bilk1998Album
Great Moments WithAcker Bilk1998Compil.
The Very Best Of Acker BilkAcker Bilk1998Compil.
Classic ThemesAcker Bilk1998Compil.
At His BestAcker Bilk1998Compil.
The Noble Art Of Mr. Acker BilkAcker Bilk1998Album
Golden Instrumental SoundAcker Bilk1997Compil.
That's It Then !Chris Barber & Acker Bilk1997Album
Acker BilkAcker Bilk1996Compil.
Barber Ball & BilkChris Barber, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk1995Compil.
Bridge Over Troubled WaterAcker Bilk1995Compil.
All that JazzKenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber1995Compil.
Jazz JamboreeChris Barber, Kenny Ball And Acker Bilk1995Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1994Album
LegendsAcker Bilk1994Compil.
MemoryAcker Bilk1993Compil.
Stranger On The Shore - The Best Of Acker BilkAcker Bilk1993Compil.
In A Mellow MoodAcker Bilk1993Album
ReflectionsAcker Bilk1993Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1993Album
ReflectionsAcker Bilk1993Compil.
GoldAcker Bilk1993Album
In A Mellow MoodAcker Bilk1992Compil.
All That JazzKenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk1992Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1992Compil.
Barber, Ball And BilkChris Barber, Kenny Ball And Acker Bilk1991Compil.
HeartbeatsAcker Bilk1991Album
The Very Best OfAcker Bilk And Gheorghe Zamfir1991Compil.
ImagineAcker Bilk1991Album
A Golden Hour Of Acker BilkAcker Bilk1990Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1990Album
Golden Instrumental HitsAcker Bilk1990Compil.
A Golden Hour Of Acker Bilk Vol. 2Acker Bilk1990Compil.
After MidnightAcker Bilk1990Compil.
The Best of Acker Bilk: Stranger on the Shore and 15 Other All-Time HitsAcker Bilk1989Compil.
ImagesAcker Bilk1989Album
The Love AlbumAcker Bilk1989Album
Luck For You - Luck For MeAcker Bilk & The Norman Candler Strings1989Album
The Old Traditional: Ragtime Shuffle Board Dixie JazzAcker Bilk1989Compil.
Love SongsAcker Bilk1988Album
The CollectionAcker Bilk1988Compil.
The Ultimate!Chris Barber, Kenny Ball & Acker Bilk1988Album
The CollectionAcker Bilk1988Compil.
Mr. Acker BilkAcker Bilk1988Compil.
Жизнь В Розовом СветеAcker Bilk1987Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1987Single
My WayAcker Bilk1987Album
Instruments In Gold - Introduced By Acker BilkAcker Bilk1986Single
Acker BilkAcker Bilk1986Compil.
Magic SerenadeAcker Bilk1986Album
l'étonnante Clarinette d'Acker BilkAcker Bilk1986Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1985Album
Love SongsAcker Bilk1985Album
It Looks Like A Big Time TonightAcker Bilk With Ken Colyer's Jazzmen1985Album
Finest MomentsAcker Bilk1985Compil.
The Very Best OfAcker Bilk1985Compil.
The Magic Clarinet Of Acker BilkAcker Bilk1984Album
The Best Of Acker Bilk Volume IIAcker Bilk1984Album
Soittaa Olavi Virran Sävellyksiä - Sinutko UnohtaisinAcker Bilk1984Album
Spotlight On Acker Bilk Vol. 2Acker Bilk1982Compil.
"I Think The Best Thing About This Record Is The Music."Acker Bilk1982Album
Relaxin'Acker Bilk1981Album
You Say Something Nice About EverybodyMax Bygraves & Acker Bilk1980Single
Alley CatAcker Bilk, Bent Fabric, The Leon Young String Chorale1980Album
30 WelterfolgeAcker Bilk1980Album
I Like BeerMax Bygraves & Acker Bilk1980Single
Spotlight On Acker BilkAcker Bilk1980Album
Song For GuyAcker Bilk1980Single
Quiet MomentsAcker Bilk1980Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1980Compil.
KlarinétAcker Bilk1980Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1980Album
Aranjuez, Mon AmourAcker Bilk1979Single
Theme From "The Incredible Hulk"Acker Bilk1979Single
20 Greatest Hits (Melodien Zum Tanzen Und Träumen)Acker Bilk1979Compil.
Zijn 24 Mooiste MelodieënAcker Bilk1979Compil.
The Acker Bilk SagaAcker Bilk1979Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1979Single
Made In HungaryAcker Bilk1979Album
Romantic ClarinetAcker Bilk1979Album
Quiet MomentsAcker Bilk1979Album
With His Paramount Jazz BandAcker Bilk1979Album
DiamantAcker Bilk1978Compil.
StarportraitAcker Bilk1978Compil.
The Best Of Acker BilkAcker Bilk1978Compil.
When Lights Are LowAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1978Compil.
The Best Of Acker Bilk Vol. 2Acker Bilk1977Compil.
FreeAcker Bilk1977Album
SummersetAcker Bilk1977Single
Mr. Acker BilkAcker Bilk1977Compil.
Sheer MagicAcker Bilk1977Compil.
Good Morning / Sipping CiderAcker Bilk / Acker Bilk His Clarinet And Strings1976Single
Golden Hour Presents The Best OfAcker Bilk1976Album
His Clarinet & StringsAcker Bilk1976Album
The Very Best Of Acker BilkAcker Bilk1976Compil.
AriaAcker Bilk1976Single
The One For MeAcker Bilk1976Album
Acker BilkAcker Bilk1975Album
That's My DesireAcker Bilk1974Album
When I See You Smile AgainAcker Bilk1974Single
The Best Of Chris Barber & Acker BilkChris Barber & Acker Bilk1974Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1974Album
Mr. Acker Bilk's WelterfolgeAcker Bilk1973Compil.
With Love From Mr.Acker Bilk In ParisAcker Bilk1973Album
A Touch Of LatinAcker Bilk And The Leon Young String Chorale1973Album
Some Of My Favourite ThingsAcker Bilk1973Album
Cocktails For TwoAcker Bilk & Bent Fabric With The Leon Young String Chorale, Acker Bilk And His Paramount Jazz Band1973Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1973Album
Das Beste Von Ball, Barber, BilkKenny Ball - Chris Barber - Acker Bilk1971Compil.
Touch Of LatinAcker Bilk And The Leon Young String Chorale1971Album
Horn Of PlentyAcker Bilk And Stan Tracey And His Orchestra1971Album
Irish LullabyAcker Bilk and Stan Tracey And His Orchestra1971Single
Bechet, Barber & BilkChris Barber, Acker Bilk & Sidney Bechet With Lonnie Donegan1969Compil.
When I'm AwayAcker Bilk1969Single
Folio IIAcker Bilk1969Compil.
Margareta (Margarite) / Cizinec na pobřeží (Stranger On the Shore)Acker Bilk, Karel Krautgartner Orchestra1968Single
Mr. Acker BilkAcker Bilk1968Album
Jerusalem Of Gold / Acka RagaAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1968Single
Blue AckerAcker Bilk And The Stan Tracey Big Brass1968Album
Mr. Acker Bilk's Folio Of Great SongsAcker Bilk1968Album
London Is My Cup Of TeaAcker Bilk1967Album
With Love From Mr. Acker Bilk InternationalAcker Bilk1967Album
The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair / TamborAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1967Single
Tarzan's March / Acker's Personal Jungle / The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair / TamborAcker Bilk1967Single
Mood For LoveAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1966Album
The Best Of Barber & Bilk Volume OneChris Barber & Acker Bilk1966Compil.
Cocktails For TwoAcker Bilk & Bent Fabric & The Leon Young String Chorale1966Album
I'm In The Mood For LoveAcker Bilk1966Single
The Best Of Ball, Barber & BilkKenny Ball, Chris Barber & Acker Bilk1966Compil.
Stranger On The Shore / From Russia With LoveAcker Bilk1966Single
Dixie-Party Mit Mr. Acker Bilk Und Chris BarberAcker Bilk Und Chris Barber1966Compil.
In ParisAcker Bilk1966Album
When You Are There / La PlayaAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1966Single
I'm In The Mood For LoveAcker Bilk1966Album
Clarinet MoodAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1966Album
Petite Fleur / HabaneraAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1966Single
Alley Cat / Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk & Bent Fabric With The Leon Young String Chorale1966Single
Stranger On The Shore '65 / Alley Cat '65Acker Bilk & Bent Fabric1965Single
Mr. Acker BilkAcker Bilk1965Single
La Paloma / FrenesiAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1965Single
Mr. Acker Bilk PlaysAcker Bilk / Johnny Bastable's Chosen Seven1965Single
Together!Acker Bilk & Bent Fabric1965Album
Barber & Bilk AgainChris Barber's Jazz Band & Acker Bilk1965Compil.
Handsome Gigolo / Alley CatAcker Bilk & Bent Fabric1965Single
A Touch Of LatinAcker Bilk And The Leon Young String Chorale1964Album
Adios Mariquita LindaAcker Bilk, The Leon Young String Chorale1964Single
Great Themes From Great Foreign FilmsAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1964Album
Coffee And AckercakeAcker Bilk1964Single
Coffee And AckercakeAcker Bilk1964Single
Touch Of LatinAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1964Album
Evening Shadows / Is This The BluesAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1964Single
Never Love A StrangerAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1964Single
Only You (And You Alone)Acker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
A Taste Of HoneyAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1963Single
Diamantina / I'll Be Seeing YouAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
Call Me MisterAcker Bilk1963Single
Fancy Pants / Only YouAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
A Taste Of HoneyAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
A Taste Of HoneyAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
Mister Acker Bilk Plays "My Early Days"Acker Bilk With Johnny Bastable's Chosen Seven / BOb Wallis And His Storyville Jazzmen1963Album
The Best Of Ball, Barber And BilkKenny Ball, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk1963Single
Bitter HarvestAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
Lady Of The LakeAcker Bilk1963Single
Call Me MisterAcker Bilk1963Album
La Vie En Rose / Nature BoyAcker Bilk with The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
Four More Hits And A MisterAcker Bilk, The Leon Young String Chorale1963Single
Bilk And BossaAcker Bilk With Leon Young1963Single
Moonlight Tango / Never Love A StrangerAcker Bilk1963Single
From Acker With LoveAcker Bilk1963Album
A Taste Of HoneyAcker Bilk1963Single
LonelyAcker Bilk And The Leon Young String Chorale1963Album
LonelyAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Single
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Album
DardanellaAcker Bilk1962Single
Only YouAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Album
Acker Bilk On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Album
Never Love A StrangerAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Single
Acker Bilk On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Album
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Single
LonelyAcker Bilk1962Single
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Leon Young Chorale1962Single
LimelightAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Single
Stranger On The Shore / Limelight / Acker's Lacquer / LonelyAcker Bilk1962Single
Above The StarsAcker Bilk1962Single
Four Hits And A MisterAcker Bilk1962Single
Sentimental JourneyAcker Bilk1962Single
Call Me MisterAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Single
LonelyAcker Bilk, The Leon Young String Chorale1962Single
Above The StarsAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Single
Above The StarsAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1962Album
Fourteen Hits and a MisterAcker Bilk1962Album
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1961Single
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Splendid Assistance Of The Leon Young String Chorale1961Album
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1961Single
Strangers On The ShoreAcker Bilk1961Compil.
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk1961Single
A Stranger No MoreAcker Bilk1961Album
Buona SeraAcker Bilk1961Single
Take My LipsAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String Chorale1961Single
Clarinet Jamboree Part OneAcker Bilk / Terry Lightfoot1959Single
Trubrown JazzJohnny Bastable's Chosen Seven Featuring Acker Bilk1958Album
Clarinet Mood By StarlightAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String ChoraleAlbum
Stranger On The Shore / Only YouAcker BilkAlbum
Acker Bilk EsquireAcker Bilk, The Leon Young String ChoraleSingle
The Moment I'm With YouAcker BilkCompil.
Extrano En La PlayaAcker BilkAlbum
Morning Has BrokenAcker Bilk, The Norman Candler StringsSingle
Clarinet JamboreeAcker Bilk, Sandy Brown, Terry Lightfoot, Archie SempleAlbum
Limehouse BluesAcker BilkSingle
When You Smile / LonelyAcker Bilk With The Leon Young String ChoraleSingle
Clarinet Jamboree: Clarinet Solos, Duets, Trios And QuartetsAcker Bilk, Sandy Brown, Terry Lightfoot, Archie SempleCompil.
Stranger On The Shore / Do What You DidAcker Bilk / Thurston HarrisSingle
La PalomaAcker Bilk And The Leon Young String ChoraleSingle
Meravigliose LabbraAcker BilkSingle
Sailing To An Isle Of DreamsAcker Bilk & The Norman Candler StringsAlbum
Das Star AlbumAcker BilkCompil.
I Remember You / Stranger On The ShoreFrank Ifield / Acker BilkSingle
Dreaming In The SunThe Magic Strings Arr. And Cond. By Norman Candler Featuring Acker BilkAlbum
In The Summertime / Stranger On The ShoreMungo Jerry / Acker BilkSingle
Hit CollectionChris Barber, Kenny Ball, Acker BilkCompil.
Melodien Der WeltAcker Bilk And The Leon Young String ChoraleAlbum
The Golden Treasury Of BilkAcker BilkCompil.
Mr. Acker Bilk Acc. By The Leon Young String ChoraleAcker Bilk Acc. By The Leon Young String ChoraleSingle
Limelight / When You SmileAcker BilkSingle
Bossa-Nova d' AmourAcker Bilk With Leon YoungSingle
Mañana Pasado MañanaAcker Bilk with The Leon Young String ChoraleSingle
Collection - 16 Golden MemoriesAcker BilkCompil.
Master SeriesAcker BilkAlbum
Across The SeaAcker Bilk, The Norman Candler StringsSingle
The Harem / Happy GuitarAcker BilkSingle
Stella By StarlightAcker BilkSingle
Dream Ska / Ska FaceAcker BilkSingle
The Whole WorldAcker Bilk, The Norman Candler StringsSingle
DaybreakAcker BilkSingle
The Best Of Mr. Acker Bilk & Bent FabricAcker Bilk & Bent FabricCompil.
Alley Cat / Stranger On The ShoreBent Fabric, Acker BilkSingle
J'attendraiAcker BilkSingle
Perhaps, Perhaps, PerhapsAcker BilkSingle
Un Toque LatinoAcker Bilk Acompañado Por The Leon Young String ChoraleAlbum
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