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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)

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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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13,530 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 948 of them this year alone and, so far, 112 this month (July 31).

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

RIP Big Jim Sullivan.

The man was a legend - played with just about every pop star from the sixties onwards reputedly providing the often anonymous backing to over a 1000 chart singles and, in case you're wondering what he's doing here, look out for his 3 CD set The Big Jim Sullivan Trio plays jazz from The Jazz Café released in 2004. 
Or read what Martin Taylor wrote on F/B today - Just got a phone call with the sad news that my dear friend Big Jim Sullivan has passed. A true guitar legend who will be missed by us all. 

Big Jim Sullivan 1941-2012.

My personal recollection is of Big Jim doing a Fender clinic at a Newcastle Music Store and hearing a few stories afterwards that would be ill-timed to repeat here.
Big Jim was 71 and will be sadly missed by a lot of guitarists - check out the F/B response that is already filling up rapidly with comments!
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