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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Good Rockin' Tonight - Mo Scott Band @ The Magnesia Bank, North Shields.

Mo Scott (vcl), Rod Sinclair (gtr), Frankie Gibbon (bs), Rob Walker (dms).
Could one ask for a better night? Front row table in the company of those Fabulous Gilby Girls (Hil & Zoe), a packed house and the Mo Scott band almost rocking the 'Maggy Bank' right into the River Tyne below.
Mo was in magnificent voice hollering all the good old good ones from "Hound Dog" (nothing like Elvis I'm pleased to say) via Chuck Berry's "Teenage Wedding", Louis Jordan's "Let The Good Times Roll" "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?", "Fever" and a host of other 12 bars that straddled the narrow border between blues and rock 'n' roll.
On guitar, Rod was an electric storm that lit up the night. In particular, his slide/bottleneck thrashes had the adrenalin circulating dangerously fast whilst on the slows his night owling screamed tales of heartache and sorrow in Bb or thereabouts.
Frankie Gibbon had never played with the band before tonight but it didn't show. When Mo stepped down to re-charge, the stringmen changed gear for a Cream-like trio blast.
Behind it all, the inscrutable Rob Walker laid it down solid and decisive. This was as good as it gets in the blues world.
Lance.
Afterthoughts: Russell should have been here tonight - seven real ales to choose from.
Zoe's engagement ring - very classy.
Zoe's next engagement - Harrogate Jazz Club on Tuesday.

2 comments :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

Sounds like a good night. My interest in real ales is simply for research purposes, to avail the jazz gig-goer of what,I'm sure, is useful info.

Cheers!

Russell

Hil said...

ah thank you Lance for your kind compliment...your company was much appreciated by both the Gilby girls.

H & Z xx

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