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COFID- 19

In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

Today

As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Remembering Susannah McCorkle

Love this 1977 version of Skylark by Susannah McCorkle. Recorded in London it also features Digby Fairweather (trumpet); Duncan Lamont (flute); Keith Ingham (piano). Ron Rubin (bass) & Derek Hogg (drums).


McCorkle was, in my opinion, one of America's finest vocalists who, sadly never received the wider acceptance she deserved which may have ultimately led to her suicide in 2001.

I consider myself privileged to have heard her at the People's Theatre in Newcastle with a band led by Dick Sudhalter.

Her tragic end is documented in this New Yorker obituary.
Susannah McCorkle was 55.
Lance

The artwork top left is from the CD released in 1996. The bottom right is from the LP cover which I purchased at a charity shop in Covent Garden for 50p - boy was that my lucky day! Since then I have amassed a collection of her work albeit none of the subsequent ones cost as little as the first one!

1 comment :

Russell said...

Some years ago - probably in the '90s - the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle presented a series of cabaret, supper club type concerts. The memory is a little hazy but, was McCorkle one of the performers? Others could have included Elaine Delmar and Annie Ross. Was the Billy Harper Trio engaged to work with the vocalists?

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