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Bebop Spoken There

Dave Holland: "Back then, one of my first gigs was with Wally Fawkes and Johnny Parker at the Crown and Anchor in Islington, playing music that went back to the days of King Oliver. And I've always enjoyed the joyousness of that music, and the sound of everybody fitting together beautifully, improvising together." - Jazzwise, August 2021.

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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.

Postage

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Charlie Smith remembered.

Delighted to receive this photo of the great Barney Kessel with local guitar hero the late Charlie Smith. Thanks go to Charlie's daughter Jean for sending me the photo.
Jean also sent me a photo of the Peter Fielding orchestra which has been oft mentioned on here recently.
Lance.
PS: Maurice Summerfield has sent more photos of Charlie with Barney Kessel, Ike Isaacs, Maurice and a mystery big band. Maurice actually took the photo on the left of this post at the Imperial Hotel Jesmond.
Link.

2 comments :

Missdashing said...

Hello, to the person that wrote this article. Can I please ask you to get in touch with me? I came across this blog while in search of my long lost family. Charlie was my grandad, And Jean will be my auntie. I have been searching for years for them. Could you please email me?
Thisismynewemail17@gmail.com
Thank you, much appreciated.

Unknown said...

Hi I'm Charlie's granddaughter Julie Smith sorry left wrong email address few years ago can Jean or anyone get in touch please juliecook1507@gmail.com thanks xxx

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