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Today Friday December 13

Afternoon

Jazz

Vieux CarréJazzmen - Spanish City, Spanish City Plaza, Whitley Bay NE26 1BG. 12 noon. ‘Christmas Jazz Lunch’. Details from 0191 252 9429).

Dean Stockdale Trio - The Merry Monk, 30 Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP. 1:00pm. £5.00.

Rendezvous Jazz - Monkseaton Arms, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3928. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening.

Jazz

‘An Evening of Swing & Sparkle’ - National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL. Tel: 0191 515 5555. 7:30pm. £35.00. Rat Pack evening inc. 4-course meal.

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. First night of two.

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra - Yarm School, Stockton TS15 9EJ. Tel: 01642 786023. 7:30pm (6:30pm doors). £18.00. + £1.80. bf (£15.00. + £1.50. bf). 'Mistletoe & Miller'.

Blues, Funk/Soul etc.

Baghdaddies - Cobalt Studios, Boyd Street, NewcastleNE2 1AP. £10.68 (inc. bf). ‘Big Xmas Knees Up’.

Swamp Hoppers - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9pm. Free.

George Shovlin & the Acoustic Radars feat. Pat Rafferty + George Pallas & John Wilkins - Whitburn Cricket Club, East Street, Whitburn SR6 7BZ. Tel: 0191 529 3187. 7:30pm (7:00pm doors). £7.50. admission by ticket only (from www.wegottickets.com). 'The Bents Road Sessions'.

Dead Skunk Skiffle & Blues Orchestra + Stetson Five - Station East, Hills Street, Gateshead NE8 2AN. 8:00pm. Free.

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

Monday, February 27, 2012

R.I.P Louisiana Red

Just heard that blues legend Louisiana Red passed away aged 79 on February 25. The guitarist died in a German hospital having lived in Germany for many years. 
I recall Louisiana Red playing a memorable gig at Newcastle's Corner House in 1987 with Ray Stubbs' R 'n' B All Stars.
It was a superb evening.
Sadly missed throughout the blues world and beyond.
Lance.

1 comment :

Ray Stubbs said...

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.