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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's

Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Jim McBriarty (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Tommy Graham (dms), Olive Rudd (vcls & Raffle tickets).
Another stomping good afternoon with the Maine Street Mob. No startling innovations or earth shattering flights of fancy - just solid, straight down the middle dixieland.
Both the frontliners soloed well; Jim seemingly effortlessly produced some clichéless runs with that Peanuts Hucko type sound so suited to this music.
Herbie, versatile as ever, switched from harmonica to trombone to vocals with ease.
Tommy, Alan and Malcolm provided the firm foundation whilst our girl Olive ran her vocal chords around such gems as "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland" - I'll be on the next bus Olive - "All of Me" and her beautiful rendition of Bix's "Singin' The Blues".
Sadly her magic didn't extend to the raffle tickets...
Lance.

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