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Bebop Spoken There

Charlie Musselwhite: "I used to see these posters in the windows of the [Chicago] blues clubs advertising Elmore James and Muddy Waters which knocked me out. I was making a note of the addresses and at night I'd go back and listen to the blues until 4-5 in the morning." - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 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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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

April Olatunji: Live Jam - April 19

April Olatunji (piano/vocals); David ? (drums).

These lockdown live sessions really throw up the unexpected. Like this one. April Olatunji was a name I'd heard  but a voice I hadn't. 

However, when I checked out her stream - in retrospect - and noted that her fans included Anna Reay,  Carly McKee and Jordan Alfonso, I figured that this one, streamed on Sunday, was going to be worth a punt. 


A good call. Great singer, with a soulful voice that didn't attempt to be a sister, which made for good listening. 

David, never did catch his second name, played brushes and sticks on snares and congas and the whole shebang was great. 


Remember her name - it's dead easy - April Olatunji - catch her at Hoochie when the world is free. In the meantime, it's all here.
Lance.

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