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Jackie Paris: "A singer's got to be able to tell a story. Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole are best at that; Mel Tormé too. I like to take a lyric that means something and sing it right to the person it was meant for." - (DownBeat October 11, 1962).

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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. Part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Today Tuesday September 17

Afternoon

Jazz

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (see above).

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Free.

Evening

Jazz

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00. Rick Laughlin & co.

Strictly Smokin’ Sessions - Black Swan Bar, Newcastle Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG. Tel: 0191 222 9882. 8:00pm. £8.00. & £6.00.

River City Jazzmen - Block & Tackle, Blackthorn Way, Ashington NE63 8NW. Tel: 01670 819845. 8:00pm. £4.00. Guest: Don Armstrong (reeds). Note earlier start.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dewy Eyed

Yes I know how difficult it is to pick out that one special number that just moves you to a dewy eyed state, but for me it has to be "My One and Only Love". Liz. (Quite a challenge Liz to pick one song. I think we should pick one and have four reserves. So I'll go for "I Wished on the Moon" with "Robbins Nest", "You're a Lucky Guy", "I've Got A Crush on You" and "Can't We Be Friends?" on the bench. What do others think? - Lance)

19 comments :

George Watt said...

Stars Fell on Alabama:
Moonlight in Vermont:
Stardust:

russell said...

Hi Lance

I can't choose just one! Three, just for starters...''I Can't Get Started'', ''It's Only a Paper Moon'' and ''Night and Day''.

Russell

Bren. said...

There are many song that get me dewy eyed but one of my favorites is "You go to My Head" I just love the line "Like a summer with a thousand July's" Classic.
Bren.

Roly said...

My childhood tear-jerker was 'The Ugly Duckling' sung by Danny Kaye and later several Buddy Holly songs I found moving ('True Love Ways' for one) but now I've grown up slightly I am moved by several of the gasbook gems - the one's specifically with lyrics that would stand as poetry. 'I can dream can't I' by Sammy Fain/Irving Kahal for one outstanding example. I find I am more drawn to good lyrics than melody or harmony but when all three have something special that's the ultimate.
Roly

Sue V-T said...

Scarlet Ribbons by Harry Belafonte always brings me close to tears.
Sue.

Ruth L said...

Has to be 'you don't know what love is', even if it did come from 'Abbot and Costello meet the wolfman' (according to Mick Shoulder) See you soon Rx".

Lance said...

Actually Ruth, it was an Abbott and Costello movie but it was "Keep 'Em Flying".

Alan Rudd said...

For me the Michel Legrand song "You Must Believe in Spring" NB the version by Tony Bennett & Bill Evans.

Anonymous said...

For me it's a close run thing..mainly because I'm a total softie!
Top 3 have to be :
A House is Not a Home,
The Way You Look Tonight
and
The Man I Love..

Lydia (USA) said...

My ex-husband proposed to me whilst playing Fats Waller's "My Very Good Friend The Milkman" on the piano.
I still get dewy-eyed over that song.

Marlene said...

Scarlet ribbons is my favourite too.

Jim said...

It might as well be spring
Too late now
I'll be around
Like someone in love

Olive Rudd said...

Jimmy McHugh's "Where Are You?" -mmmmm!

debra said...

I agree with Bren. "You Got To My Head" just touches that spot for me.
Debra

Hil said...

oh my goodness me there are so many wonderful songs to pick from, it aint an easy task..

"Body and Soul" Carmens version (on youtube) is in my humble opinion the best.

"What are you doing the Rest of you Life"

"Can't get started with you"

"For once in my Life"

Can I come back again please and add some more?....;o)

Hil said...

Another must to add

"When I look in your Eyes"

Rosemary Squires said...

Dear Lance,
At last Rosemary has got around to this - but she has been busy I'm pleased to say!
Her choice is:

Embraceable You - Gershwin
The Things We Did Last Summer - Julie Styne
I Concentrate on You - Cole Porter

Hope this suits
Frank and Rosemary

Liz said...

another dewy eye contender, "In a sentimental mood"...one of Duke's best

MikeD said...

Sinatra's "I Fall In Love Too Easily" is a contender, as is Mildred Bailey (now there's a forgotten great) singing "Fools Rush In" from 1940....or even Jelly singing and playing "Mamie's Blues", but there are so many!

Mike D.

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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.
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