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Sting: "I wrote that song [Roxanne], it was originally a bossa nova". - (Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music BBC 4, 17 January 2020)

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

Today Monday January 20

Afternoon

Jazz

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

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Friday, December 18, 2009

King is Dead - Long Live the King (Sisters)

Yvonne King Burch died Dec. 13 age 89. One of the King Sisters vocal group - some would say that, after the Boswell Sisters, they were the very best of the sister groups that flourished in the 40's and 50's - Yvonne died after a fall.
The Kings' harmony tended to be more modern than other groups such as the Andrews Sisters and they were the acknowledged inspiration for Manhattan Transfer who later used many of the King girls' arrangements. Many of their discs were done with guitarist Alvino Rey's Orchestra. Rey was married to one of the sisters. This 1941 clip of "Java Jive" shows the girls at their peak.
However the whole family were very talented - watch this 1969 YouTube Blues Medley .
RIP.
Lance.

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