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Born This Day
Louis Armstrong and Steve Andrews.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's South Shields.

Mick Hill (tpt), Iain McAulay (tmb), Jim McBriarty (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms), Olive Rudd (vcl).
When I pass through the (hypothetical) bat wing doors of 'Rosie's' waterfront (ish) saloon I am drawn to evoke the memory of Earthquake McGoon's back in ole 'Frisco in the 1950's when the music was provided by Turk Murphy or maybe the Firehouse Five + 2. Not that I was ever in Mr. McGoon's establishment or indeed in Frisco - save in my dreams - but Rosie Malone's has that feel about it.
That feeling was amplified by today's edition of the Maine Streeters - a whole different ballgame! This was thanks to Mick Hill who added the vital missing ingredient - a trumpet in the front line.
They sounded great with everyone seemingly inspired by Mick's punchy lead that made for good solos all round.
Olive, needless to say, was in fine voice - with such good stuff going on around her, how could she not be?
Bill Shaw equated Malcolm Armstrong with Ralph Sutton and he wasn't far wrong. Iain McAulay blew some fine trombone and Jim was as urbane as ever on clarinet.
Alongside Malcolm, Alan and Tommy ensured that the ship stayed on course.
When Herbie went on holiday he left behind him a band. When he returns next week he'll find he has a BAND!
Lance.

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