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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)


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Today Monday January 27



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



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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Champion day at Rosie Malone's

Ray Harley (tpt), Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl), Jim McBriarty (clt/sop), Steve Whitfield (keys), Tom Darbyshire (bs), Mike Humble (dms).
First the bad news - Olive is away buried deep in the Cotswolds. Husband Alan is with her and Malcolm Armstrong too is on the AWOL list.
However, Ray Harley and Herbie are back blowing with the Joie d'vivre we expect of them and Steve Whitfield is on a keyboard that sometimes sounds like a piano whilst Tom Darbyshire (or is it Derbyshire?) lays down some good stuff in the basement.
It was a great session - guy in the seat next to me thought that Darktown Strutters Ball was the best number the band had played - ever! Maybe he wasn't far wrong. Midnight Choo-Choo, before leaving for Alabam, ran it pretty close posing the question as to why there are so many great train songs - I guess it is the rhythm - you know - That clickety clack echoing back etc...
Ray and Jim produced some impromptu train noises to help the locomotive on its way.
The boozers too were in their element with Champion Ale - 5.1% - on offer at £2 a pint!
A splendid afternoon - hic!
Bebop Spoken Here's ace cartoonist - Bill Shaw (seen here with myself) - recalled his days in Art College with today's bassist Tom D who began his career back then playing on a tea chest bass.
Thanks to Charlie Craggs for the photo left.

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