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2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The voting is open between now and May 31 to enable site visitors to nominate their choices in the various categories of this year's APPJAG awards which can be done here.
BSH was very proud to be nominated and to win the 2018 Media Award and hope we can have your support again this year.

Today Friday May 24

Afternoon

Jazz

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

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

Evening.

Blues/Soul/Funk

Dave Kelly & Christine Collister - Gala Theatre & Cinema, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA . Tel: 03000 266 600. 8:00pm. £18.00.

The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

Groove-a-matics - Lindisfarne Club, West St., Wallsend NE28 8LG. Tel: 0191 262 4258. 9:00pm.

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

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wanda Jackson at the Sage Summertyne Americana Festival.Saturday July 21

Wanda Jackson (vocals); Simon ? (keys); Graham ? (drums); John? ( bass guitar); Derek? (guitar)
(Review by Ann Alex).
Wanda Jackson entertained us mightily, even though she was troubled by laryngitis on this final performance of her three week tour, which had covered such far flung places as Spain, Portugal and Holland.  Her warm personality and the interesting tales of her life were as good to hear as the
full-throated rock and roll that she performed.  Did you know that she had dated Elvis Presley, or that she became a born-again Christian in 1971?  Confessing that last fact takes some courage in this day and age.  Anyway, what about the music, you ask me?
Opening with Lieber and Stoller’s Riot in Cell Block Number 9, the songs and stories rolled out. Rock You Baby; Elvis classics such as Heartbreak Hotel and Shakin’ all Over;  the religious song I Saw The Light; a song with yodelling (I was so intrigued with the yodelling that I didn’t catch the title.)  There was a version of a song Where is my Wedding Ring, with alternate verses in country style and rock and roll style, to demonstrate the difference. We were treated to Wanda’s own song Mean Mean Man which was no mean song, and then we were brought up to date, with songs which were included on an album done in collaboration with Jack White of the White Stripes.  This included her version of Amy Winehouse’s I’m No Good.  Ms Jackson amusingly pointed out to us that the words had been amended as the original words were not ‘age-appropriate’, that is for a woman in her 70’s.  Some people were dancing in the aisle by this stage of the second set, which rounded off well with Let’s Have a Party and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On.
The band acquitted themselves really well, with one or two short solos in the rock and roll style, mostly from piano and guitar.  An enjoyable evening.
Ann Alex  

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

mOOn DOGS of course were the band backing wanda Jackson .
Derik Timms
Graham Walker
John (Guiness) Gordon
Simon Webb.

Ann Alex said...

Anonymous, Thanks for that information. Wanda gave only the forenames of the band, or maybe I wasn't listening hard enough! Ann Alex

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