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Bebop Spoken There

Gretchen Parlato: "There's always an essence of the original [tune] that should be protected. I try to find that first - it's the thing that draws me to the material" - (DownBeat, March 2021)

Archive quotes.

The Things They Say!

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'"

Postage

12,579 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 12 years ago. 298 of them this year alone and, so far, 19 this month (March 4).

Friday March 5

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK GIBSON & LEE GIBSON

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Elvis Lives in Gateshead via Romania!


Archie Brown (gtr/ten), Eddie Popescu (vcls/gtr), Keith (bs/bs gtr), Graeme Ogle (dms).
They say you can get anything you want on Newcastle's Northumberland Street - even a Romanian busker who sings like Elvis!
When the Alley Cats needed a lead singer after Frankie left where else would they look!
In truth, Eddie is the business when it comes to Rock and Roll he's got Elvis, Haley, Vincent. Cochrane, Holly down to a T and this afternoon at the Central Bar in Gateshead he and The Cats went through a compendium of R 'n' R's back catalogue before finishing the set with Chuck's Johnny B Goode.
This was a solid, no holds barred, tribute to the genre.
Archie Brown did the lead guitar even to the extent of Chuck Berry-like back of the neck playing! His tenor sax stood waiting in the wings but in this set it didn't get any hot breath down its neck. Bass and drums were rock and roll solid and Eddie sang - Just Like Eddie (and the rest!)
It was a belter of a set and it was great to meet rock photographer Amanda who I hope will shortly provide some pics to complement my own - Amanda's Facebook link.
Lance.

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