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Today Sunday June 16

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux Carré Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Free.

Musicians Unlimited - Park Inn, Park Road, Hartlepool TS26 9HU. Tel: 01429 233126. 1:00pm (doors 12 noon). Free.

Alice Grace & Ben Helm - Bonbar, Fenkle St., Newcastle NE1 5XU. Tel: 0191 232 8695. 1:30pm.

Jazz Social - Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DX. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 4:00pm. Free.

Blues/Funk/Soul

The Panthers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 3:00pm. Free.

Sour Mash Trio - The Schooner, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3AF. 5:00pm. Free.

Evening

Customs House Big Band - Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES. Tel: 0191 454 1234. 6:00pm. £13.00. ‘Swing on a Summer’s Evening’. The band’s 20th anniversary concert.

East Coast Jazz Jam - The Exchange, Howard Street, North Shields NE30 1SE. Tel: 0191 258 4111. 6:00pm. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quartet - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £6.00. ( (£3.00. student).

DU Jazz Soc jam session - Fabio’s Bar, Saddler St, Durham DH13NP. Tel: 0191 383 9290. 7:30pm. Free.

Francis Tulip Quartet - Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon NE21 4JJ. Tel: 0191 414 2846. 7:30pm. £7.00. Line-up: Francis Tulip (guitar); Ben Lawrence (piano); John Pope (bass); Matt MacKellar (drums)

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Mo Scott Band Banish Those Rainy Day Blues at the Magnesia Bank.

Mo Scott (vcl), Rod Sinclair (dms), Neil Harland (bs/gtr), Rob Walker (dms).
It rained, not cats and dogs but elephants. that's how heavy it was.
I watched Rita Hayworth in "Miss Sadie Thompson". This '50s film has quite a jazzy soundtrack with Manny Klein blowing a fiery number called 'The Heat is On" whilst Ms Hayworth struts her stuff for some GIs. It's a good picture with former Les Brown vocalist Jo Ann Greer providing the vocal to the mime on "Blue Pacific Blues".
The film was based on Somerset Maughan's "Rain" so, with "Blue Pacific Blues" still circulating my brain, it seemed appropriate to go out into the rain to catch some blues across that other stretch of water - the River Tyne.
The Maggy Bank was crowded but I manage to get a ringside seat for the main event - the Mo Scott Band.
This band don't carry no passengers and they don't take any prisoners! Mo socks it to 'em like every number was going to be her last - The latest Living Empress of the Blues.
Wow Mo! you sure do make "Wakin' up this mornin'" a pleasure. a raw and rusty one but still a pleasure - Hot Dog Mama I'm gonna drink muddy water (Ain't got no muddy water in the Maggy Bank boy) and sleep in a hollow log just keep on spreading the word!
Rod Sinclair's got the blues growing out of his bottlenecked fingers - he tell's it like it is in multiples of 12 bars firing off lick after lick that would have made him the Mayor of Memphis had we been in Tennessee rather than North Shields.
Neil Harland, on bass guitar tonight, was once again Mr. Consistancy. It is rumoured he hit a bum note in 1996 but there is no definite proof of this and it does seem highly unlikely.
On drums was the 'Funky Metronome' - Rob Walker. Nobody misses a beat when Rob's in the driving seat. You can set your watch by him - awesome.
On top of that just about everyone I've ever met in my life seemed to be in the pub this afternoon. There was Olive, and Hil and Miles and Davy R and Andy Lee and .... and ... well perhaps not everyone.
Lance.

2 comments :

Hil said...

It was a case of "Be there or be square" wasn't it Lance? ;o)

Lance said...

Mo @ The Maggy is the only game in town.

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