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

Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

Postage

13,367 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 785 of them this year alone and, so far, 59 this month (June 16).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 17: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 18: Jazz Jamaica @ Sage Gateshead (8:00pm).

Sat 19: Jude Murphy @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle (8:00pm).

Sun 20 Knats @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). Advance booking essential: www.jazz.coop. SOLD OUT. Livestream available from £7.50.

Mon 21: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Wed 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club (1:00pm). POSTPONED!

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Saturday, January 08, 2011

That Spring Thing Mystery solved!

I mentioned in an earlier post of my being enamoured of a tune I heard Kenny Baker playing - I've Got a Thing About Spring. I scoured the Western Hemisphere, crossed the ocean-wide, but failed to discover the origins of this lovely tune.
Desperate measures were called for. I knew there was only one guy on the planet who could solve this mystery - he did pretty good on finding out exactly what this thing called love is, he discovered the depth of the ocean and the height of the moon as well as uncovering the perp who put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy's Ovaltine - Mike Durham.
"250 bucks a day plus expenses".
We haggled and I got him down to 249.
Sure enough - Mike came through.
Mike played a hunch that took him to Digby Fairweather. A horn player who once led a band called Velvet.
Mike remembered they once cut a record.
I've Got a Thing About Spring was one of the tracks!
Producing his Sherlockian magnifying glass, Mike examined the label and was able to identify the composer's name next to the track.
It was one of the guitarists on the record!
No not Denny Wright - the other one!
IKE ISAACS!
Not only a great guitarist but a fine composer too!
Thank you Mike - the Milky Bars are on me.
Lance.

2 comments :

Liz said...

Ike Isaacs,one of my dad's faves...can we hear it then?
Liz

Lance said...

The Kenny Baker track on Spotify features a guitar solo so, in retrospect, who would bet against it being by Ike Isaacs?

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