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Bebop Spoken There

Noah Preminger: "The U.S.A - the greatest country in the world - didn't lift a finger to help their 3ooo-plus citizens in Morocco. We were abandoned by our own government." - (DownBeat June 2020).

Dave Rempis:Ten years from now, I can see musicians streaming concerts in real time and charging a minimal amount for people to watch.” - (DownBeat September 2013)


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".


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.


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.

Monday, May 04, 2020

Lindsay Hannon - Another Livestream Lockdown Gem

Lindsay Hannon (vocal/uke).

Another captivating 30 minutes from Blonde Mama Lindsay - the Baroness of the Blues.

Tonight's topic was  gambling and songs related to the subject. Death also played a big part as witnessed in the opener, Leadbelly's Gallows Pole.

Those old blues always tell a story and in Lindsay they have the perfect narrator. Her pitch perfect, earthy, renditions really capture the mood and, if this had been radio, you'd have sworn it was a souped-up race record from the earlier part of the last century.

Stewball, a legendary British racehorse (some versions say American), and once again Lindsay did it justice. As with all the songs, Lindsay gives us chapter and verse which, for the enthusiast, is the the red beans on the rice.

Dying Crapshooter Blues. This was my favourite if only for the lyric - "Dig my grave with the ace of spades".

Stagger Lee, Lindsay informed us, had been recorded by 489 different artists - stagger(lee)ing! I first came across it as a fledgling when Tennessee Ernie recorded it as Stack O Lee - one of the last 78 rpms I bought before I discovered jazz and real blues.

Full credit to Lindsay for these streaming sessions, they are both entertaining and educational. I learn something every week and I've been hawking my soul around that (virtual) crossroads in Mississippi for a lot longer than she has!

Looking forward to next week - providing I wake up that morning...

1 comment :

JERRY said...

I agree with all of the above and recommend that all BSH readers look up the lyrics to Dying Crapshooter Blues" The quote Lance picked out is just one of many gems. Great song!

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