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Today Monday June 17

Afternoon

Jazz

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

Evening

Tenement Jazz Band - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:30pm (doors). Free (donations).

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Two not quite jazz deaths

Mitch Miller died July 31. The man who practically invented the gimmick with his trademark backings to Guy Mitchell and other stars of the mid '50s, who forced Sinatra to leave Columbia and under his own name had a hit with The Yellow Rose of Texas might seem an unlikely name to feature on a jazz site. However, he did play oboe on the Parker With Strings sessions so maybe he wasn't all bad and, with the exception of Sinatra, probably made more money along the way than any of the musicians he was associated with. He lived to be 99.
Bobby Hebb is remembered for one song - Sunny. Written and recorded by him in 1966 it could be said to be the first song of that era to be universally accepted into the jazz canon. It is still being sung and played by jazz people today and must surely be a late entry into that enigmatic Gasbook
Bobby died yesterday, August 3, age 72.
Lance.

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