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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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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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13,490 (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).

Saturday, October 07, 2017

RIP Bunny Sigler

The news that Philadelphia soul singer Bunny Sigler has passed away comes as something of a shock. It was only this August that I enthusiastically reviewed his then newly released single Angel Eyes. That I don't normally review singles says much for this one and for Bunny Sigler. I was knocked out and eagerly looked forward to the album that it was to be part of.
Too little, too late, I should have checked him out years ago. Maybe not a jazz singer (whatever that is!) but he could handle a lyric with the best of them.
Bunny Sigler died on October 6. He was 76.
Sadly missed.
Lance.
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1 comment :

Steve T said...

Quite a big deal on the Northern Soul scene though 'don't make me wait too long' is the only one I can think of at the moment. Was 'Follow your heart' him as well?
He was a jobbing singer and songwriter who did an album at Philly many rate so probably time to check it out.
I'm sure he wrote or co-wrote 'Giving it Back' for Phil Hurt, one of the last really soulful disco records.

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