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Danny Gatton: "I was tired of playing in beer joints. I wanted to do something tangible like building cars. But once you do music it gets into your blood. You can get away from it for awhile but sooner or later it comes back to you." - (Down Beat April 1991).

Tal Farlow: "There were times when I would stop [playing guitar] and do sign painting." - (Downbeat December 5, 1963)

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Today Tuesday August 22

Afternoon
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Evening
Charles Gordon (solo piano) - Redwood Bar, Vermont Hotel, Newcastle. 10pm - midnight. Free.
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To the best of our knowledge, details of the above events are correct but may be subject to alteration.

Friday, January 01, 2016

RIP Natalie Cole.

The death of singer Natalie Cole at the age of 65 has come as a shock to her many fans, not least to myself. Like her dad, she was a class act able to absorb his impeccable taste into her own persona.
Only one word for it - unforgettable.
Natalie Cole left us to join her father yesterday evening.
Sadly missed.
Lance.
Obituary.

4 comments :

  1. Great singer Lance.

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  2. Which only leaves her uncle Freddie, aged 84, the last surviving member of this marvelous musical dynasty.

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  3. Yes, a gorgeous voice - if I believed in the bible and the afterlife, I'd like to think she will be singing heavenly duets with her velvet voiced father.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
Contact: lanceliddle@gmail.com I look forward to hearing from you.

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