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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen (and woman) @ Rosie Malone's.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Ray Harley (tpt); Herbie Hudson (vcl/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (cly/vcl); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
There were withdrawal symptoms all round amongst the regular Thursday afternoon gang after missing a week of good time dixieland jazz. However, when Hot Lips Harley stomped off Way Down Yonder in New Orleans all was well again. Whispering Jim McBriarty did the vocal on this one. Jim also whisked us around the metaphorical dance floor with The Varsity Drag.
Maybe it was the absence makes the heart grow fonder syndrome but all 7 seemed to be absolutely at the top of their game today and whether it were Jim's melodically sound solos, Ray's textbook technique (plus a lot of phraseology that you won't find in Arban!), Herbie's tailgate or his blues harp blast on See-See Rider or George's exquisite piano work, or Alan and Mike's sympathetic support - whatever this was one of the better ones.
Plus we had "Maxine Fitzgerald-Holiday" excelling on Swing That Music, Some of These Days, My Melancholy Baby and Bourbon Street.
This was a good one.
Lance.

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