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IT IS ADVISABLE TO CHECK IN ADVANCE WITH THE VENUE THAT THE GIG IS ON.

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 1

Vieux Carre Jazzmen - The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside NE27 0DA. 0191 266 6173. 1:00pm. Free.

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Maine St Jazzmen - Sunniside Social Club, Sunniside Road, Sunniside NE16 5NA. Tel: 0191 488 7347. 8:00 -10:00pm. Free. Note earlier start/finish. CANCELLED! Back on October 8

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk.

FRIDAY 2

Smoove & Turrell (Unplugged) - Hoochie Coochie, Pilgrim St., Newcastle NE1 6SF. Tel: 0191 222 0130. 7:00pm (6:00pm doors). £25.00. Limited capacity, book at www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk. SOLD OUT!

TBC - Prohibition Bar, Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DW. 8:00pm-10:00pm. Free (donations). Limited capacity. A Blind Pig Blues Club event.

SATURDAY 3

Emma Wilson Blues Band - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop.

SUNDAY 4

Vieux Carre Hot 4 - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. Tel: 0191 691 7090. Free.

Gerry Richardson Quintet - The Globe, Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7DN. 8:00pm. Limited capacity, in the first instance register for the live stream (£5.45.) at: www.jazzcoop. The band’s 25th anniversary celebrations!

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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