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Bebop Spoken There

Gene Ramey: "McShann stomped off at a fast tempo. This wasn't one of those slow-trains-through-Arkansas tempos, this was like that train between Chicago and Milwaukee. I mean fast." - (Stanley Crouch: Kansas City Lightning - The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. Pub. Harper Collins 2013).

Dana Hall: "My philosophy is that everyone in the band is a drummer." - (DownBeat November 2018.)

Today Tuesday October 23

Afternoon

Classic Swing - The Ship, Front St., Monkseaton NE25 8DP. 1pm. Free.

Evening

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

Monday, May 28, 2018

Back in the day...

Whilst re-arranging my collection of 78s (mainly the Sinatra section), the diversity of shops selling records and musical instruments as depicted on the packets (I don't think the term 'sleeve' was in usage in the pre-vinyl era) served as a reminder of how vibrant were the High Streets of our towns and cities when it came to music. Of all the stores, I think only Fenwicks and J.G. Windows remain and only the latter still involved with music.
Rather sad.
Lance.

2 comments :

Ken Drew (on F/b) said...

Agree - there's a lot of social history in these sleeves. My collection includes Wiggs (of South Shields) and Savilles (of North + South Shields). One day I might dust off my collection of Les Pauls.

Stephen Andrews said...

Did you ever notice from the sleeves how many bike shops sold records too?

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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.
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