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Sting: "I wrote that song [Roxanne], it was originally a bossa nova". - (Stewart Copeland's Adventures in Music BBC 4, 17 January 2020)

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Today Tuesday January 21

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Cancelled - room being decorated back on Jan. 28.

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Evening

Air4ce - Cluny 2, Lime St., Newcastle NE1 2PQ. Tel: 0191 230 4474. Doors 7:30pm. £8.00. Ginger Baker tribute featuring regional jazz & blues musicians.

Acoustic Infusion with the Mighty Horns - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Blues on Radio 4

Just a note to readers about an item on Radio 4 this morning.  This was an analysis of the blues presented by Nick Barraclough.  The 12 bar blues is the basis of lots of popular music since, and it was said that, Chris Barber was the musician who spotted its potential, even before the white musicians in the USA.  Apparently Muddy Waters wouldn't have come to this country if it hadn't been for Chris Barber.  There was a quite technical analysis of the blues, with information about the contribution of WC Handy.  So if you want to know more, (although many readers will already know about all this), check out the BBC i player (Saturday 20th 10.30am )
Ann Alex  

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