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Bebop Spoken There

Tina May: "It's a broad umbrella, jazz, but to me there has to be improvisation. If that's not there, to me, it's not really jazz." - (Jazzwise March 2021)

Archive quotes.

The Things They Say!

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.

Postage

13,132 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 551 of them this year alone and, so far, 106 this month (April 22).

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Lament for Lamont - Soul Legend Cancels

Lamont Dozier has cancelled his historic British tour, including the scheduled gig at Sage 2 on Feb. 21 The tour was rearranged from last summer when he postponed it on medical advice. 

As one-third of Holland Dozier Holland, he wrote more hits than Elvis, the Beatles, Beach Boys and Stones had between them, most notably for the Supremes and the Four Tops. To more hardened Soul Fans, he recorded nine albums in the seventies and early eighties which rank with the greatest bodies of work in Soul Music.
When I was running the Soul Rooms at Weekenders in Fleetwood, Morecambe and Southport, he was the top of our list, but one of the few artists we never managed to get, so this was something of a second chance.

However, it doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, which is good, since for some of us this would have been a major 'life' event, and it now seems impossible that we will ever get to see him and show him how much he's meant to us.   
Steve T

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