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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, September 26, 2012

RIP Billy Barnes

Billy Barnes may not be a name that is over familiar to jazz fans but it should be! Barnes composed the title track for the immortal June Christy album Something Cool. A charismatic piece that tells the story of a woman bending the ear of a stranger in a bar whilst drinking "Something Cool." Its enigmatic - has she really fallen so far from grace, or does she just have a drink infused imagination?
Whatever, the song is one powerful item
Barnes also wrote Have I Stayed Too Long at the Fair? for Barbra Streisand.
Billy Barnes died on Sept. 25 aged 85.
Obituary.
Lance.

1 comment :

Liz said...

I love Barbra singing that number, well I love her singing any number!
Liz

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