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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Some Like It Hot at the Star Inn York - by Liz

Why don't I do this more often? I thought after an enjoyable evening at The Star in York - I was celebrating my birthday (don't dare to ask me!) among a good friendly crowd & some great sounds. All people I know well. John Addy, whose band it is, named " Some Like It Hot" also sings, and he does it so well. I particularly liked an old Tony Bennett/Cole Porter number "I love you." I am sure you will know it Lance, it is in my head now so probably no sleep for ages. Tony sang it as a Bossa Nova... second line goes "I love you echoes the hills" then later on "It's spring again, and birds on the wing again, seem to sing again love's sweet melody, I love you that's the song I sing, and it all belongs to you and me.....or something like that!"
I'm sure you'd have enjoyed it.
Liz

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

I should also have mentioned that John does Dean Martin well too, for fun he did " Ain't that a hole in the head?" I think that's the title, also "Leroy Brown." What he does best though are the ballads. At one point in the eve, I noticed 3 young guys listening in with enjoyment & respect. Finally John, who obviously knew them got this lad up, (they were students from York Uni) and between John & him they did" I've got you under my skin" this young guy was just terrific, so confident, his style was amazing. After all the applause, John said succinctly" It gives you hope doesn't it?"

Anonymous said...

I know what he meant Liz. At local gigs such as The Side or The Chilli there are a lot of talented young guys (and gals)coming along with an understanding of, and an ability to play, all forms of music.

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