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Bebop Spoken There

Billie Holiday: "Lester sings with his horn. You listen to him and you can almost hear the words" – (Jazz Greats number 18).

Tony Williams: "I said, 'Miles, I mean Mr. Davis, can I sit in with your band?' Miles said, 'Go back, sit down, and listen'. So that was the first time I met Miles ." – (Down Beat, May 1989).

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Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival Competition

Win a Family Weekend Pass to the UK's most idyllic Jazz festival. (July 1 - 3, 2016.)
1) In which county is Burton Agnes Hall situated?
2) Which artist appearing at the Festival was described by Christine Tobin as having ‘a wild musical spirit’?
3) Who will close this year’s Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival?
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CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1!
Programme Details.

Today Monday May 30

Afternoon
Jazz in the Afternoon - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Tyne Valley Big Band - Bywell Hall, near Stocksfield, Northumberland. NE43 7AD. 2:00pm. £12.00. (various concessions). Gig is part of the annual Northumberland County Show.
Evening.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Billie Holiday - P.S. I Love You

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  1. Thought this would make an alternative Valentine's Day song - I think it's one of the greatest love songs ever but we all have our favourites - let's hear about them.

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  2. Nice - she even makes that terrible line: "I burnt a hole in the dining room table" sound convincing! Apart from that it's a great, poignant, song. I also love the version by Mary Ann McCall with Woody Herman's 1946 (I think without checking...) Herd, which has a great arrangement, and some excellent alto by Woodrow.

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  3. That's the line that makes the song - lifts it out of the ordinary! Yes Woody's version with Mary Ann was also excellent.

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    1. well Lance, you know my choice " My one and only love!
      Liz

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  4. You Go To My Head, & Save Your Love For Me is a current favourite..

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    1. Ooh is that the Nancy Wilson and Cannonball version of Save Your Love for Me? I nearly said the same one to Lance until something a bit folksier popped into my head.

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  5. There are any amount of swing, soul and Brazilian songs that I might have gone for but this is pretty close to my ideal Valentine song - right in the gaps between folk and jazz. And in French - what better?. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-KBHnTsO-g

    "au jardin d'amour" pierre bensusan @ the new varsity
    www.youtube.com
    early eighties

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  6. I'm 10 minutes out of Valentines day with this suggestion, but I like 'You'd be so nice to Come Home to'
    Ann Alex

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  7. Sorry Lance! Missed seeing your message until just now! I have so many! My Romance, But Beautiful, Lush Life (not really a love song, but...love it anyway!).
    So many more...

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  8. When I Fall in Love is my fave by far.

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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.
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