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Bebop Spoken There

Ben Pollack: "The kind of people who go for the old style New Orleans jazz are the same kind of people who go in for collecting antiques." - (Down Beat May 5, 1950).

Flip Phillips: "I heard this band out in California. I think - Lu Waters, isn't it? They sure can march down the street but I wouldn't want to march with them!" - (Down Beat June 15, 1951).

Number 24

Bebop Spoken Here is currently listed at number 24 (-2) in the WORLD JAZZ BLOG Rankings!

Today Sunday June 25

Afternoon.
Joel Byrne McCullough (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 12:30pm. Free.
Mitch Laddie Band - Tyne Bar, Maling St., Newcastle. 3pm. Free.
Blues @ The Bay - Tanner Smith's 17-19 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RE, 0191 2525941. 4pm. Free. Blues jam w. Scott Wall & Charlie Philp.
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Musicians Unlimited - Park Hotel, Park Rd., Hartlepool TS26 9HU. 01249 233126.1pm. Free.
Somethin' Blue - Vesuvio, 3a Houndgate, Darlington DL1 5RL. 01325 788564. 5pm. Weekly.
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Tyne Valley Big Band - Herding Hill Farm, Shield Hill, Haltwhistle NE49 9NW. 2pm. Support from Tyne Valley Youth Jazz Ensemble. 01434 320175.
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Evening
Jake Steels Quintet - Quakerhouse, Mechanics' Yard, Darlington DL3 7QF. 6pm.
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Hokum Hotshots-- Billy Bootleggers - 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

On Safari in Pink Lane.

You should have been in Jazz Café on Sunday! Three young Chinese students (girls) screamed "It's a bat!" It wasn't of course, it was a very large Queen Bee. The bee settled between the back of the bench seat and the window. 
Enter the Great White Hunter - Keith Crombie. Alas, even his attempts to encase the enormous insect inside a pint glass failed and it looked like Rentakill or a Rapid Response Squad (they know where the Jazz Café is) may have had to be called in. However, a very brave student managed to get the honeybearer into the glass and whip a CD over the top to stop it escaping whereupon it was subsequently released into the wild - Pink Lane.
When one of the girls said "What happens if it tries to get back in"? Crombie said that he wouldn't let it in as it didn't have a student's union card. 
There are moments when KC does have a sense of humour.
Lance.
PS: I've re-posted it here for the benefit of those not on Facebook.

3 comments :

  1. Jason Tenniswood Isaacs (on Facebook).Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:10:00 am

    I heard it was buzzing in there.

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  2. Did the bee sing 'You are my honey honeysuckle, I am the bee'?

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  3. Hardly Ann - this was the Jazz Café so naturally it sang Bee-Bop.

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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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