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Bebop Spoken There

Jackie McLean: “I can't understand British audiences. In Britain there doesn't seem to be any curiosity." (Melody Maker, April 1, 1961).

Charles Mingus: "It seems to me that if our records were not issued in Britain, the British cats would have to think for themselves" (Jazz News, July 26th 1961)

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Today Saturday July 22

Afternoon
SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 - Sage Gateshead. Day two of three. Details. From 12 noon all day.
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Evening
Steve Glendinning (solo guitar) - Cherry Tree, 9 Osborne Rd., Jesmond, Newcastle NE2 2AE. 7:30pm. No cover charge.
The Hookahs - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.
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Big Chris Barber Band - Alnwick Playhouse. 7:30pm. £21.50/£20.50.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Henry’s Swing Club @ The Brandling Villa. April 1

Henry’s Swing Club, Newcastle’s longest running blues jam, convenes once a month (first Tuesday) at the Brandling Villa. The revitalised South Gosforth hostelry boasts countless real ales (Wylam’s Gold Tankard the pick), regular live music nights, beer festivals, legendary pie festivals and a dog-friendly welcome. A pea-souper of a night threatened, the Brandling a welcome sight. The joint was jumpin’. Hoochie Coochie Men and Black Magic Women crowded the room. I Need Your Love So Bad…A cast of thousands, a guitar night, expensive hardware – Les Pauls, f-hole Gibsons, Strats, Telecasters. Harp players wailed, Lounge Lizards lounged, Boneshakers shook down at the Crossroads. Early period Beatles and Stones (The Last Time), My Babe, Aint’t No Sunshine (tenor sax and vocals beguiled the Black Magic Women), The Thrill Is Gone, Hoochie Coochie Man…first rate playing, not a duffer in sight. See you next month…
Johnny B. Goode.        

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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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