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Dave Douglas, trumpeter & podcaster: “The first suggestion was, “Can you get Kenny G on the show?” And I thought, that would be great. I don’t think Mr. G would do it, but boy, I would welcome that opportunity.” – (Jazz Times October 2015).

Philip Larkin: "Before we criticise the milestone for walking we should compare it with the milestones that stand still" - (Daily Telegraph March 9, 1968).

Today Wednesday November 25

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Jazz Esquires - Magnesia Bank, Camden St., North Shields NE30 1NH. 1pm. Free.
Alice Grace w. Pete Gilligan Trio - Cherry Tree Restaurant, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 0191 2399924. 7.00pm.
Take it to the Bridge Jazz Workshop - |The Chillingham, Chillingham Rd., Heaton. 8:30pm. £1.
Dave Rae’s Levee Ramblers - Springwell Village Hall, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 0191 4162630. 9pm. £2.
Christmas with the Rat Pack - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £29.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

R.I.P. Patty Andrews

An era truly came to an end yesterday (January 30) with the death of Patty Andrews, the last surviving Andrews sister. Inheriting the legacy of The Boswell Sisters, Maxine, Laverne and Patty (centre) set the mould for girl harmony groups that is echoed even today by the Puppini Sisters and others. They were as much a part of WWII as Glenn Miller, Betty Grable and Harry James.
Patty Andrews was 94.
She held a lot of memories for me.
Rest in Peace.

1 comment :

  1. As a kid, I loved listening to my parents two Andrews Sisters LPs. One had their 'greatest hits' - Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Rum and Coca Cola, Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar, By Mir Bist Du Schoen; and the other was full of tracks with Bing - Don't Fence Me In, Accentuate the Positive. Pop music from a different era, but I'm sure it instilled a love of swing and good harmony in me. I'll be digging som Andrew Sisters records out tonight.


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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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