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Bebop Spoken There

Rickie Lee Jones: "There's lots of music and not so much celebrity. I guess I'll stay here [New Orleans] for a while if it doesn't get washed away in the flood." - (The Observer 18.04.21)

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

13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

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.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Paul Skerritt: Spark Radio Stream - April 15.

Well this Facebook thing is admirable and has my full support but it's also frustrating. You follow a link which leads to another link and then when you get there the picture/sound freezes, I watched Liane Carroll intermittently but eventually gave up which was a shame as the songs, in between the glitches were excellent. Reminds me of the old black and white televisions when you had to give them a kick to stop the grainy picture rolling.

Spark Radio, over in Sunderland, seem to have it under control although there were frozen moments here too, albeit not pulling the plug moments which brings me to our man of the moment, Paul Skerritt, who gave the Sunderland Sparks something to cheer about.

Puttin' on the Ritz - there used to be a Ritz cinema in Sunderland but Paul was probably singing about a different Ritz - may be a biscuit firm. Whatever, our man was in good voice.

Black and Gold led to Bobby Darin's version of Clementine followed by the Harry Connick Jr. take on It Had to be You. Bublé was well represented with his versions of When You're Smiling, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and It Had Better be Tonight.

I sung along with the "all together folks" chorus on Can't Take My Eyes Off You, poured a glass of Hungarian Sauvignon Blanc during That's Amore - Hungary's not that far away from Italy compared to Hebburn - then looked out On the Street Where  You (I) Live.

Excellent but,  hey Paul - where was Ole Blue Eyes?
Lance

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