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Paul Edis: "One of the regulars at The Gala today called me a 'turncoat' and another a 'deserter' - that's a very northern way of displaying affection in response to the news that I'm leaving the area. 'They're vicious down there mind you'. " - (Twitter January24, 2020)

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Today Saturday January 25

Afternoon

Jazz

Tees Valley Jazzmen - Hammer & Pincers, Preston Lane, Preston-le-Skerne, Newton Aycliffe DL5 6JH. Tel: 01325 314873. 1:00pm. £2.00.

Evening

Shirt Tail Stompers - Durham Town Hall, Durham DH1 3NJ. 7:30-11:15pm. £25.00. (£20.00. adv.). DJam 2020: Lindy Hop Festival ‘Masquerade Ball’. Line-up inc. Michael McQuaid (reeds), Nick Ball (drums). A Lindy Jazz event.

Blues/Funk/Soul

Broken Levee + John Carroll - Saltburn Cricket Club, Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn TS12 1HJ. 7:30pm (doors). £10.00. Info & tickets: 07960 935263. Saltburn Blues Club.

Ojay - Outstanding Art, North Road, Durham DH1 4SQ. Tel: 0191 649 0553. 8:00pm. Free. Electric bassist Ojay.

Raggy Ass Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ray Stubbs on Louisiana Red.

Yes Lance, it was a pleasure to work with LOUISIANA RED at the Corner 
House all those years ago. We 'topped and tailed' the numbers he wanted 
to do at rehearsals, in what seemed like about thirty minutes, no fuss. On 
stage he passed solo's to all the band and was a great band leader and so 
easy to follow. A really nice guy and very 'humble' unlike most of the visiting 
Americans that we had supported or backed during those years. 
We felt as though we were an integral part of his appearance and the time 
on stage with him was precious. His treatment of the songs he performed 
were certainly Blues but with Red's stamp fixed on them. He was a one-off 
performer and we shall never see the likes of him again. 
Great memories of a Great Bluesman,
Rock on Red wherever you may be.
Ray Stubbs. 
R.I.P. Louisiana Red.

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