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Bebop Spoken There

Don Rendell: "It was about the time that the organ-type piano attachment - the clavioline - was invented. And the poster billing at one place where we played up north announced proudly, but erroneously: "The Johnny Dankworth Seven, featuring Frank Holder and the cleolaine" " - (www.jazzprofessional.com, December 2001).

Mary Lou Williams: “...it was discovered I possessed perfect pitch. Rumour of this oddity spread throughout the school, and pupils would drop pots and pans and other loud objects, asking 'What note, Mary?' (Melody Maker, 1954).

Today Friday May 25

Afternoon

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Swing Manouche - Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. Tel: 03000 269 524. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Evening

Jerron ‘Blind Boy’ Paxton - Sage Gateshead. 7:45pm. £15.30. NRFH. Solo blues, multi-instrumentalist, influences include Fats Waller & Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Shatner’s Bassoon - Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm. £8 (£6 in advance).

Hand to Mouth (Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston) - Vicolo: Live in the Lane, Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. 8:00pm. Free.

Baghdaddies - Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 6:00pm. Online booking: £10.00. + £1.37 booking fee. The Whitley Bay Carnival ‘Big Ball’ featuring debut of the Baghdaddies’ big band line-up.

Nick Pride & the Pimptones - Cumberland Arms, James Place Street, Byker, Newcastle NE6 1LD. Tel: 0191 265 6151. 6:00pm. Free.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

Steve Bone - Al Forno, 81 Skinnergate, Darlington DL3 7LX. 7pm.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

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 :

George Watt said...

Stars Fell on Alabama:
Moonlight in Vermont:
Stardust:

russell said...

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

Bren. said...

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.

Roly said...

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

Sue V-T said...

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

Ruth L said...

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".

Lance said...

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

Alan Rudd said...

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

Anonymous said...

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..

Lydia (USA) said...

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.

Marlene said...

Scarlet ribbons is my favourite too.

Jim said...

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

Olive Rudd said...

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

debra said...

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

Hil said...

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)

Hil said...

Another must to add

"When I look in your Eyes"

Rosemary Squires said...

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

Liz said...

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

MikeD said...

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.
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