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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Gelly: “From 1 January 1920, when prohibition was imposed in the US, people didn’t stop drinking, they just stopped drinking legally.” – (Jazz Journal October 2017).

Regina Carter: “When I was a teenager, I would daydream about going out on a date and dancing to Ella’s music.” (Down Beat October 2017).

Today Wednesday November 22

Afternoon
Vieux Carre Jazzmen - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.

Evening
Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD. £1. 8pm.

Billy's Acoustic Blues - Billy Bootleggers, 28 Nelson St., Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free (weekly).

The Village Hall New Orleans Band - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Rd., Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.

BBC Big Band - Middlesbrough Theatre, The Avenue, Middlesbrough TS5 6SA. 01642 815181. 7:30pm. £24.50.

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

Saturday, December 26, 2015

2016 Centenaries

January 4 - Slim Gaillard, (d. 1991)
·     January 15 - Artie Shapiro, (d. 2003)
·     February 8 - Jimmy Skidmore, (d. 1998)
·     February 29 - Dinah Shore, (d. 1994)
·     March 6 - Red Callender, (d. 1992)
·     March 15 - Harry James, (d. 1983)
·     March 17 - Ray Ellington, (d. 1985)
·     May 17 - Paul Quinichette, (d. 1983)
·     May 26 - Moondog, (d. 1999)
      June 8 - Freddie Webster, (d. 1947)
July 12 - Sam Taylor,(d.1980)
·     July 24 - Bob Eberly, (d. 1981)
·     July 29 - Charlie Christian, (d. 1942)
·     August 27 - Martha Raye, (d. 1994)
·     September 13 - Dick Haymes, (d. 1980)
·     October 28 - Bill Harris, (d. 1973)
·     November 6 - Ray Conniff, (d. 2002)
·     November 10 - Billy May, (d. 2004)
·     December 11 - Perez Prado, (d. 1989)
·     December 15 - Buddy Cole, (d. 1964)
·     December 18 - Betty Grable, (d. 1973)
·     December 25 Oscar Moore, (d. 1981)
·     December 27 - Johnny Frigo, (d. 2007)
I wonder, will any of them be accorded the 'Sinatra' treatment or even the Billie Holiday acknowledgement?
Lance.
PS: Photo shows Slim Gaillard at the Corner House, Heaton, October 1982

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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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