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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Maine Street Jazzmen @ Rosie Malone's.

Olive Rudd (vcl); Herbie Hudson (tmb); Jim McBriarty (alt/clt); George Richardson (pno); Alan Rudd (bs); Mike Humble (dms).
Close your eyes and you're at Eddie Condon's club in New York back in the 1940's. Maybe it's Lou McGarity on trombone and could that be Peanuts Hucko on liquorice? Definitely Joe Bushkin on piano with Pops Foster and George Wettling on bass and drums. Hey and dig Maxine Sullivan doing the vocal on Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine. Only person missing is Wild Bill - guess he's across the street at Jimmy Ryan's.
"Two pintsa Stella, marra" and I'm brought back to 2011 and South Shields. Still the music and the dream lives on with another fine session at Rosie's.
Too many great numbers to list but Honeysuckle Rose stood out and Doctor Jazz could surely cure anyone's blues particularly when served up by Staff Nurse Rudd.
A superb afternoon only marred by my decision to take the number 88 bus as opposed to my normal 27. This route visited every council estate known to man, we admired (not) their garish Christmas lights and illuminated Santas whilst hoping the reindeer didn't distract the driver.
Thinking I was saving ten minutes the journey added an extra half hour - I didn't get my kicks on Route 88.
Lance.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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