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Bebop Spoken There

Charlie Musselwhite: "I used to see these posters in the windows of the [Chicago] blues clubs advertising Elmore James and Muddy Waters which knocked me out. I was making a note of the addresses and at night I'd go back and listen to the blues until 4-5 in the morning." - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 2021)

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".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.


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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The Gospel According to Mahalia Jackson

I just spotted this on BBC website. A tribute on Radio 4.
Do you remember when BBC had epilogues before you switched off the old b/w TV and watched that white spot in the middle slowly fade away?
It would often be Mahalia singing gospel - The Lords Prayer and others. Intensely moving.  Looking back I think it was part of the process of me getting into jazz music.
I suppose it must have been back in the late 50s and into the 60s?
Seeing this just brought it back. She was wonderful. 

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