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Today Wednesday November 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Scott Wall - Jazz Café, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 261 5618. 1:00pm. £3.00. Café Mezzanine (first floor, access via crafts shop).

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Friday, January 16, 2009

Stan Wilde's Wildcats in 1951 from Colin Aitchison

Hi Lance, I found this very interesting recording of Stan Wilde & The Wilde Cats plus a photo from a 1951 Northern Sound Studio session and decided to put a video together, the song is Lonesome Road and is quite a nice version, interesting no bass, but it works. A great bit of jazz history from the North East, in those wonderful days gone by... Cheers Colin Stan Wilde And The Wilde Cats 1951 Recording Of Lonesome Road Stan Wilde & The Wilde Cats 1951 Recording Of Lonesome Road, This band was a UK based band in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the early 1950's, the band line up is:Stan Wilde (Piano - leader) Hughie Aitchison (Trumpet) Ronnie Maclean (Trombone) Brian Clark (Clarinet) Alan Shipley (Clarinet) Alan Brown (Guitar) Joe Ward (Drums) note there is no bass on the recording, and it was recorded on 25th, June, 1951, at the Northern Sound Studios, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

2 comments :

Lance said...

Ah what memories! I worked with Ronnie and Hughie (your dad) in Windows and Ronnie and yourself in Newcastle Big Band. Great times.
Brian Clark was a tragic figure after he'd been beaten up going home - such an awful thing to happen to such a gentle man.
I remember Alan Brown from the Panama Jazzmen and I recall the Stan Wilde Wildcats from possibly Nelson St or the Arcade.
Thanks for sharing this with us Colin.

Anonymous said...

HI Lance,

Yes Windowns, I uesd to spend whole afternoons in the jazz department, when it was in the basement, waiting to go home with Dad, or Ronnie & Dad rushing off to play a gig somewhere. I must have been around 15 yrs of age, I can still picture My Dad, Ronnie & yourself, behind that long counter, that must have been in those days the best jazz record department in the whole of the North East, you were all like walking discographies learned so much about jazz down there, and was up to date on the latest releases.

Happy Times, wish I could turn the clock back...
Colin Aitchison

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