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Bebop Spoken There

Gene Ramey: "McShann stomped off at a fast tempo. This wasn't one of those slow-trains-through-Arkansas tempos, this was like that train between Chicago and Milwaukee. I mean fast." - (Stanley Crouch: Kansas City Lightning - The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. Pub. Harper Collins 2013).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Tuesday October 23

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

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

Friday, September 13, 2013

Autumnal Songs

The London PR Agency  sent me the results of a survey to find the favourite Autumn song.
Here are the results:
1. Mamas and the Papas: California Dreamin’                                     21%
2. Moody Blues: Forever Autumn                                                             18%
3. Frank Sinatra: September Song                                                             15%
4. The Kinks: Autumn Almanac                                                                   14%
5. Green Day: Wake Me Up When September Ends                           12%
6. Earth Wind & Fire: September                                                                 6%
7. Paulo Nutini: Autumn                                                                                  5%
8. Eva Cassidy: Autumn Leaves                                                                     4%
9. The Small Faces: The Autumn Stone                                                      2%
10. The White Stripes: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground                1%
(Others)                                                                                                                   2%
I personally would have chosen (in no particular order): Autumn in New York, September in the Rain,  Autumn Serenade, 'Tis Autumn, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Come September, plus from the above list, September Song, Autumn Leaves, California Dreamin' and Autumn Almanac.
Have I missed any out?
Lance.

6 comments :

Georgia Mancio (on f/b) said...

There's an amazing song Jon Hendricks closes his shows with 'The September of my Years'

Anonymous said...

The only other one I can think of is Early Autumn.
Herman/Mercer/Burns. Another candidate for the song lyrics gembook.
Roly

Flore said...

I need time to think but off the top of my head, Maybe September Evans/Livingston track 1. Tina May. A Wing and a Prayer CD Nikki Iles piano Stan Sulzmann sax and flute

Jen Errington said...

September in the Rain Dinah Washington takes some beating in my mind!
Jen

Lance said...

I think from my own list I'd pick Stan Getz playing 'Tis Autumn or vocal wise George Evans singing the same tune with Geraldo!

Steve Andrews said...

What about "Autumn Nocturne" by Joseph Myrow? Lovely tune from the '40's, a bit hard to sing because of the intervals, and not often recorded. There is a beautiful, although hard to find, version by Dorothy Carless with, I think, Enzo Pini's Orch.,. It was on Youtube but seems to have disappeared.

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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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