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Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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The Things They Say!

Hudson Music: Lance's "Bebop Spoken Here" is one of the heaviest and most influential jazz blogs in the UK.

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Les Paul plus the Rosemary Squires Connection...

Click Here for live session and interview on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz courtesy of npr radio. 57 minutes of music and chat with Les and Marian. ------- Chatting via Email with Frank Lockyer - Rosemary Squires' husband and manager - he said "...you may like to know that Rosemary has a one off recording of herself with Les Paul." Frank continued, "I think you know that Les Paul tried to persuade Rosemary to join him to replace Mary Ford who was by then quite unwell. Rosemary, who was in New York at the time working, amongst others, the Johnny Carson Show, and her then manager, visited Les at his home and saw first hand his famous studio and multi-tracking engineering. Whilst there she recorded with him 'You always hurt the one you love' which she has kept to this day. Radio Cumbria (Anne Hopper) has called for it but I do not know when it is to be broadcast. Otherwise it is certainly exclusive and only once aired on an interview Rosemary did on BBC Wiltshire several years ago. Though flattered to be asked, Rosemary was homesick and decided against his offer and returned home." Frank also mentioned that she also has rare tapes with Eddie Thompson of a broadcast they did together for the BBC...
Perhaps we'll get a 'Dewy-eyed' song title from Rosemary?
Lance.

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