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Bebop Spoken There

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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'"

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

Postage

13,073 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 492 of them this year alone and, so far, 47 this month (April 9).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen and Chips @ Rosie's!

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb/hca/vcl); Jim McBriarty (clt/alt/vcl); George Richardson (keys); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
It was almost back to normal today at Rosie's with Jim on reeds and George on keys - only absentee being Ray Harley. Nevertheless, even without a driving horn, the two frontliners more than cope.
"Whispering Jim McBriarty" delighted us with his crooning on Nobody's Sweetheart - in a previous lifetime he'd have been a matinee idol causing the ladies to reach for their smelling salts! In today's less temperate society who knows what they'd have reached for! Jim also spread the word on clarinet and alto.
Herbie, not as suave or as sophisticated as Jim, told it like it is both vocally, trombone-wise and with a mindblowing harmonica blast that somehow segued into Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop. The good times rolled.
George Richardson injected a little sanity into the procedings with his ever tasteful - yet always swinging - solos.
Olive set the benchmark with I Thought About You - great song sung beautifully. The rhythm section as ever gelled and the afternoon was one of many delights.
Talking of those delights - alongside the traditional array of cheese, black pudding, pickled onions, crackers (biscuits), sausages bowls of chips were added. A culinary feast!
Lance.

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