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13,132 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 551 of them this year alone and, so far, 106 this month (April 22).

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April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sweet Thursday - Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's.

Olive Rudd (vcl), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Derek Fleck (clt), Malcolm Armstrong (pno), Alan Rudd (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
Another storming afternoon in downtown South Shields. The joint - to quote dear old Fats - was Jumping!
Derek Fleck depped on clarinet and soared overhead. Herbie trammed and sangged but it was on harmonica that he scored today. See See Rider just about re-wrote blues history (in South Shields that is).
Malcolm emulated George Zack which came in handy when Olive Shimmied Like Her Sister Kate - no kidding! She shimmied like her Sister Kate - I'm shoutin!
It Had To Be You was another, more delicate gem, from Mrs Rudd.
Mr Rudd, sound as a pound on bass and Mike was far from Humble in his drum break on whatever it it was. Whatever it was it was good.
No place else I'd rather be on a Thursday.
Lance.

2 comments :

Ann Alex said...

Lance, The photo is superb in giving a sense of what sort of pub this is. I laughed my head off at that wildish man at the bar - hope he's not a friend of yours!

Lance said...

Friend of mine? Not any more - in fact I'll probably need police protection next time I go - that's if the management haven't barred me!

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