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Bebop Spoken There

Michael Feinstein: “Fred Astaire is my favorite singer. To me, he was the perfect interpreter of American popular song.” – (Jazz Times December 2014).

Bud Shank: “Once I saw California – that was it, I stayed.” – (Jazz Journal May 1991)

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Today Saturday February 25

Afternoon

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Devonport Hotel, 16-18 The Front, Middleton One Row, Darlington DL2 1AS. 01325 332255. 1:30pm. Free.

Evening

Bradley Johnston (Solo guitar) - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle. 7:30pm. No cover charge.

Redemption - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. 8pm. £5.

Rendezvous Jazz/ Levee Ramblers NOJB 'At the Jazz Band Ball 2' - The Exchange, Howard St., North Shields NE30 1SE. 7:30pm. £10/£8.50.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Billie Holiday - P.S. I Love You

10 comments :

  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.
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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