(1908–2003), born in Zeerust
South Africa, was a British drummer
and performer whose career began in the early 1920s. Daniels played with Sid Roy (brother of Harry Roy
), and formed his own band with Max Goldberg
. Around 1930, he started recording as "Joe Daniel's Hot Shots" (with Billy Mason), and they became a popular recording band
Other members in 1937 were; Bill Jones
trumpet, Albert Harris clarinet & saxophone, Les Osbourne
Trombone, Verne Lewis
Piano and John LeBor
on Bass. The band performed on BBC
radio shows many times. They recorded on Parlophone Records. Bobby King
was often the groups vocalist.
At the outbreak of World War II
, Daniels joined the Royal Air Force
where he organized an Air Force band, and produced shows for the troops. After the war and throughout the '50s, '60s, and '70s, he played in both small and in big bands
, including recording
under the name "Washboard Joe and the Scrubbers".
In 1957 he toured as the Big Dixie Land Group, appearing at such venues as Swindon, the group members were; Tony Coe, Ron Winn, Roy Reynolds, Dom Francis, Alan Wickham, Brian Vaughan, Alan Wickham, Dennis Martin, Ken Wood, Bill Davey, Bill Dean,Roy Kunbrer and Fred Harrison. (this information is on the back of an original photo and was part of an archive of Joe Daniels photos).