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Bebop Spoken There

Frank Zappa: “Those kids [US students] wouldn't know music if it came up and bit 'em on the ass.” – (DownBeat October 3, 1969).


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".

Today Tuesday February 18



Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.


Acoustic Infusion w Ray Dales - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Abbie Finn Trio - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations). Hexham Jazz Club.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.


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Thursday, December 29, 2011

R.I.P. Barbara Lea.

Although not the best known of singers Barbara Lea who died yesterday (December 28) was indeed one of the best - if you doubt me listen to her singing Hoagy's Baltimore Oriole (and dig the lyrical trumpet of Johnny Windhurst).
Back in 1956 Downbeat critics voted Barbara the most promising newcomer - she certainly lived up to that promise. Where Have You Been? (Great song, great singing and, again, great Windhurst.) Barbara Lea was 82.
Sadly missed.
Obituary. Lance.

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