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Jeremy Pelt: "It [Birth of the Cool sessions] was bebop in sheep's clothing." - (DownBeat, December 2019).

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Today Wednesday November 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tyneside Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle NE1 6QG. Tel: 0191 227 5500. 12:15pm. Stanley Nelson's 2019 documentary film.

Vieux Carré Jazzmen - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Jazz

Take it to the Bridge - The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. 7:30pm. £1.00.

Swing Street - Pier Red, Castlegate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1LF. Tel: 01289 309168. 8:00pm. Free.

Levee Ramblers NOJB - Springwell Village Community Venue, Fell Road, Springwell, Gateshead NE9 7RP. 8:15pm. £3.00.

Blues/Folk

George Shovlin & the Radars, Charts, Quayside, Newcastle NE1 3DE. Tel: 0191 338 7989. 8:00pm. Free.

Moonshine Sessions - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 8:30pm. Free.

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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

RIP Frank Carson

With jazz it's the way you play them - with Frank Carson it was the way he tells them. He did a lot of charity work particularly in the North East where St Clare's Hospice named a ward after him.  I make no apology for paying tribute to him.
And what better way to remember him than with a few of his gags.

Private Carson I didn't see you in camouflage class today. Thank you very much sir.
A fella walks into a pet shop and says: “Give me a wasp.” The shopkeeper replies: “We don't sell wasps.” He says: “There's one in the window.”
A guy goes into B&Q and says: “I'd like some nails please.” “How long would you like them?” “I want to keep them.”
An Irishman's wife gave birth to twins. Her husband demanded to know who the other man was.
I don't think my wife likes me very much, when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.
A man goes into Boots and says: “Have you got Viagra?” “Do you have a prescription?” asks the chemist. “No,” he replies, “But I’ve got a photograph of the wife... ”
Two Irishman went into a pub and the landlord said you’re not allowed to eat your own food in here, so they swopped sandwiches.
When the Pope asked Frank if he had ever met Elvis Presley, Carson replied: "No I have not, but it won't be long now."
He may not have been a musician but he had a musician's sense of humour...
Sadly missed.
Obituary.
Lance.

2 comments :

Liz said...

A generous tribute Lance, you always rcognise class in your musical world, and have extended it to a loveable comedian with a big talent for laughter and a bigger heart for the needy
Liz

Anonymous said...

Frank used to talk of his recollection of two terrible winters in the 1970s - - Mike & Bernie.

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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.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
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.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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Whilst we appreciate the many emails, texts, messages and other communications we receive requesting album/gig reviews on BSH, regrettably, we are unable to reply to all of them other than those we are able to answer with a positive response.
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