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Bebop Spoken There

Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Wednesday August 23

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
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Evening.
New Orleans Jazz at the Village Hall - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.
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Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.
Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gaddafi dies in Rosie Malone's and the band play on! - Maine Street Jazzmen.

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt/vcl); George Richardson (pno/ "bjo"); Alan Rudd (bs0; Mike Humble (dms); Olive Rudd (vcl).
The TV subtitles screamed (silently!) GADDAFI IS DEAD! But in Rosie's, the fate of the Libyan dictator was of slight interest compared to Olive singing Fine and Dandy. The steak and kidney pies and sausages on the bar top may also have detracted interest from events in Tripoli!
Lonesome Road, with vocal, hot horn and harp from Herbie brought a new dimension into the band's music - dynamics! Jimmy Mac sang Avalon and stung like a bee on clarinet whilst floating like a butterfly on alto.
As ever George R was full of fun hitting the banjo button for Swannee River. Olive became My Melancholy Baby but, after the raffle, it was my turn to be melancholy too.
A Pedigree afternoon.
Lance.

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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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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