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Daily: July 6 - October 27

Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden - Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA. Tel: 0191 478 1810. Screenings at intervals during the day. part of Akomfrah's exhibition Ballasts of Memory. Exhibition (daily) July 6 - October 27. 10:00am-6:00pm. Free.

Until July 21

Today Monday July 15

Afternoon

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Precarity John Akomfrah’s film (2017, 46 mins) about Buddy Bolden (See above).

Jazz in the Afternoon - Cullercoats Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 4QS. Tel: 0191 253 0242. 1:00pm. Free admission.

Evening

Mnozil Brass: Cirque - Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA. Tel: 0300 266 600. 7:30pm. £23.00. (£19.00. concs.). A Durham Brass Festival event.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

RIP Doris Day

Saddest of news - just heard that Doris Day died earlier today aged 97. 

Film star and singer, she touched on the jazz scene with Les Brown and his band of Renown in the 1940s and, years later, in 1961, recorded an excellent duo album with Andre Previn. 

My first schoolboy crush she remained in my heart forever. Favourite film? Love me or Leave me. Favourite record? All of them but My One and Only Love from the Previn album is exceptional.
Sadly missed.
Love always
Lance.
Obituary.

6 comments :

Ron Hampton (on F/b) said...

Remember her for Secret Love.

Lance said...

Remember her for Ten Cents a Dance. No doubt the media will focus on the lightweight movies with Rock Hudson but it was her early films from It's Magic (Romance on the High Seas) up to Love Me Or Leave Me/Calamity Jane that really stamped her as a class act. Young at Heart with Sinatra, Lullaby of Broadway w. Gene Nelson who could out-hoof most hoofers of the time.
Storm Warning which was the first time Hollywood had brought the attention of picturegoers to the existence of the KKK.
In Lullaby of Broadway, she sang You're Getting to be a Habit With Me - she most certainly did

Patti said...

I was reminded tonight about her long and close friendship with Rock Hudson - and Doris came out in full support of Rock when he opened up to the media about his Aids. As for the recordings, I have a bit of a thing for 'Secret Love' ....... then going back a few years, I can remember seeing Calamity Jane with my parents at the Luxor Cinema in Lancing - and Doris in her buckskins belting out 'The Deadwood Stage'.

Alan Smith said...

So sad.
I also agree that 'Love Me Or Leave Me' was her best film,
and I was surprised that her Jazz singing was so good.
RIP Doris.

Andy Hud said...

The Segue "I've just blew in from the Windy City" following the Segue of "Deadwood Stage" and "Introducing Henry Miller" is one of the ultimate one-take wonders of early filming. They sang acted and danced the whole sequence as one. Extreme Respect!

Liz said...

well, as my fave ballad is "My one & only love" this has to be my choice, so I will second that Lance...DD was my idol as a teenager, we all wanted to look like Doris Day RIP.

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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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