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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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13,837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 1254 of them this year alone and, so far, 66 this month (Oct. 23).

From This Moment On ...

October

Tue 26: Classic Swing @ Ship inn, Monkseaton. 1:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the band’s weekly residency will be fortnightly until further notice.
Tue 26: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre. 8:00pm. The post-lockdown resumption of the Black Swan’s fortnightly jam session.

Wed 27: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 27: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 27: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 28: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 28: J Frisco @ Newcastle University. 1:15pm. ONLINE ONLY (YouTube).
Thu 28: ’58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 28: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 28: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 29: James Birkett & Bradley Johnston @ Gala Theatre, Durham. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: Rendezvous Jazz @ Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm..
Fri 29: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.

Sun 31 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon..
Sun 31: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. .
Sun 31: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm. Jam session..
Sun 31: Alison Rayner Quintet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

November

Mon 01: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Intoxication Blues with Lindsay Hannon - April 27

Lindsay Hannon's weekly Monday night live stream session got off to a good start. For starters our vocalist was more or less on time (7:15). What's more the audio-visual was more or less in sync. No, truthfully, it wasn't so good. Then, as is Facebook's wont, the screen froze with Lindsay rendered motionless and mute. 

Much clicking, rebooting or whatever the tech geek term is, then, success! Back to the start, this time half an hour or so without too many glitches. Where were we? Ah, yes, Lindsay drinking, talking about intoxication (blues). Vera Hall's I Been Drinkin' (she sure had!) was all about drinkin' and drinkin'. Your reviewer had just opened a first bottle of Fuller's ESB. Cheers, Lindsay! 

Shakers in her left hand, shakers in her right, Lindsay seemed confused between left and right! Opting to shake it in her left, our live stream host promptly shook it in her right! What's that about I been drinkin'? Yes, we got Leadbelly's Take a Whiff on Me with right hand shaker rhythmic accompaniment.       

Prisoner Blues or I Been a Bad, Bad Girl went way back to 1930s' American penitentiaries as Lindsay sang one of only two known recorded tracks by Ozella Jones. Our host referred to Alan Lomax's field trip. On that occasion down in Florida the well-known archivist was assisted by Zora Neale Hurston. 

Our Monday evening blues session concluded with a Janis Joplin number, the subject, as throughout this half hour survey of women singing the blues...drinking. Lindsay hollered What Good Can Drinkin' Do? Don't ask me, guv'nor, I'm off to the kitchen to grab another Fuller's.   
Russell  

1 comment :

Lance said...

One of my favourite drinking numbers is Louis Jordan's "What's the Use of Getting Sober when You're Gonna Get Drunk Again? Maybe yet another list - this time of drinking songs - The Student Prince is excluded!

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