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Bebop Spoken There

“He [Ornette Coleman] would play out of tune notes and they [so-called critics] would start talking about East Indian scales...”Nat Pierce (Down Beat April 21, 1966).

Bebop Spoken There Archives: Greg Abate to Mike Zwerin.

Today Wednesday April 16

Afternoon
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN -Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
New Orleans Jazz. Raffles and a jolly afternoon.
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JAZZ ESQUIRES -Black Horse, 68 Front St, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE25 8DPPhone:0191 253 69311pm. Free.
Entertaining mainstreamers.
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Evening.
TAKE IT TO THE BRIDGE JAZZ WORKSHOP - The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:30pm. £1.
Regular workshop - sitters in welcome.
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JAZZ AT THE BAY- Cleveland Bay pub, 718 Yarm Rd., Eaglescliffe, TS16 0JE 01642 780275. 9pm.
The Teesside Hot Club swinging at the Bay - Special guest Brian Dales (gtr). Fortnightly,Tonight's the night!
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BUSKERS NIGHT HOSTED BY RUTH LAMBERT - The Avalon, 26 South Parade, Whitley Bay. 9pm. Free.
All welcome. Keyboards, free buffet, drinks tokens for performers, real ale, real music.
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LEVEE RAMBLERS. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
Band includes includes Peter Wright (tpt) and Ian Wynne (pno). Classic New Orleans.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dewy Eyed

Yes I know how difficult it is to pick out that one special number that just moves you to a dewy eyed state, but for me it has to be "My One and Only Love". Liz. (Quite a challenge Liz to pick one song. I think we should pick one and have four reserves. So I'll go for "I Wished on the Moon" with "Robbins Nest", "You're a Lucky Guy", "I've Got A Crush on You" and "Can't We Be Friends?" on the bench. What do others think? - Lance)

19 comments :

  1. Stars Fell on Alabama:
    Moonlight in Vermont:
    Stardust:

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  2. Hi Lance

    I can't choose just one! Three, just for starters...''I Can't Get Started'', ''It's Only a Paper Moon'' and ''Night and Day''.

    Russell

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  3. There are many song that get me dewy eyed but one of my favorites is "You go to My Head" I just love the line "Like a summer with a thousand July's" Classic.
    Bren.

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  4. My childhood tear-jerker was 'The Ugly Duckling' sung by Danny Kaye and later several Buddy Holly songs I found moving ('True Love Ways' for one) but now I've grown up slightly I am moved by several of the gasbook gems - the one's specifically with lyrics that would stand as poetry. 'I can dream can't I' by Sammy Fain/Irving Kahal for one outstanding example. I find I am more drawn to good lyrics than melody or harmony but when all three have something special that's the ultimate.
    Roly

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  5. Scarlet Ribbons by Harry Belafonte always brings me close to tears.
    Sue.

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  6. Has to be 'you don't know what love is', even if it did come from 'Abbot and Costello meet the wolfman' (according to Mick Shoulder) See you soon Rx".

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  7. Actually Ruth, it was an Abbott and Costello movie but it was "Keep 'Em Flying".

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  8. For me the Michel Legrand song "You Must Believe in Spring" NB the version by Tony Bennett & Bill Evans.

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  9. For me it's a close run thing..mainly because I'm a total softie!
    Top 3 have to be :
    A House is Not a Home,
    The Way You Look Tonight
    and
    The Man I Love..

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  10. My ex-husband proposed to me whilst playing Fats Waller's "My Very Good Friend The Milkman" on the piano.
    I still get dewy-eyed over that song.

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  11. Scarlet ribbons is my favourite too.

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  12. It might as well be spring
    Too late now
    I'll be around
    Like someone in love

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  13. Jimmy McHugh's "Where Are You?" -mmmmm!

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  14. I agree with Bren. "You Got To My Head" just touches that spot for me.
    Debra

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  15. oh my goodness me there are so many wonderful songs to pick from, it aint an easy task..

    "Body and Soul" Carmens version (on youtube) is in my humble opinion the best.

    "What are you doing the Rest of you Life"

    "Can't get started with you"

    "For once in my Life"

    Can I come back again please and add some more?....;o)

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  16. Another must to add

    "When I look in your Eyes"

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  17. Dear Lance,
    At last Rosemary has got around to this - but she has been busy I'm pleased to say!
    Her choice is:

    Embraceable You - Gershwin
    The Things We Did Last Summer - Julie Styne
    I Concentrate on You - Cole Porter

    Hope this suits
    Frank and Rosemary

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  18. another dewy eye contender, "In a sentimental mood"...one of Duke's best

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  19. Sinatra's "I Fall In Love Too Easily" is a contender, as is Mildred Bailey (now there's a forgotten great) singing "Fools Rush In" from 1940....or even Jelly singing and playing "Mamie's Blues", but there are so many!

    Mike D.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
PS:I don't care what your political views are - you can love or hate Maggie, Tony, Genghis Khan or Julius Caesar - just don't air them here!
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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