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Bebop Spoken There

Lou Donaldson: "(On Art Blakey) Everything changed. Especially when the women came in, sat down in the front row, and raised their skirts above their knees. Then the drums got louder, the tempos got faster, and every tune was a drum solo" - (JazzTimes, November 2019.)

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Today Saturday December 14

Afternoon

Jazz

Anth Purdy - Isabella Community Centre, Ogle Drive, Blyth NE24 5JF. Tel: 01670 543773. 11:00am-1:00pm. Free. Christmas Fair.

Jazz Attack - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 3:30pm. Free (concourse). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Jambone - Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR. Tel: 0191 443 4661. 4:00pm. Free but ticketed (Sage Two). Young Musicians Live! YMP Winter Festival.

Evening

Strictly Smokin’ Big Band - Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regents Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle NE3 3HD. Tel: 0191 284 3700. 8:00pm. £12.00. + bf. Second night of two.

Sold Out!

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Blues/Funk/Soul

Loft Boys - Billy Bootleggers, Nelson St, Newcastle NE1 5AN. 9:00pm. Free.

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

Friday, October 30, 2015

RIP Herbie Goins

R 'n' B, Soul singer Herbie Goins passed away on October 27. Although American born he spent most of his working musical life in Europe and the UK in particular. He brought his distinctive vocals to the bands of Eric Delaney, Chris Barber and Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated before forming The Nightimers a band that included, at various times, Mike Carr and Harry Beckett. I recall the band playing the Club Agogo in Newcastle although I wasn't there myself.
Without doubt one of the legends.
Herbie Goins died in Italy aged 76.
Sadly missed.
Obituary.
Lance.

3 comments :

Russell said...

I'm sure I read somewhere that Nigel Stanger worked with Goins.

Lance said...

That would be when they were both with Alexis Korner's Blues Inc.

TakeItEasyGreasy said...

I met him at a show a few years back, lovely guy, he was happy to chat. And of course he made one of life's great 45s. R.I.P. Herbie