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Bebop Spoken There

John Scofield: "I like architecture that lends itself to improvisation." - (Jazzwise November, 2021)

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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

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, May 25, 2020

Lockdown Lindsay - May 25

Lindsay Hannon (vocals/ukulele/shakers)

This Monday night's blues stream began with a shock to the system - Lindsay was drinking tea! Blues mamas don't drink tea! They may smoke it, but their street cred is gone if they're caught drinking the vile concoction. However, this was a temporary lapse and Earl Grey gave way to some gin laced with coke - we were back on track and the Earl returned to the top of his monument.


The reason for the cuppa, Lindsay explained, was that she'd woke up this morning - as blues singers invariably do until that fateful day when they don't - and decided to go walking. A navigational error meant that the walk covered more ground than she'd anticipated and she eventually clocked up 9 miles which is a bit like walking from Tyne Dock to Newcastle - hence the need for 'a nice cup of tea'. I've never quite worked out how it is that in this country everyone but me seems to think that a cup of tea is the panacea for everything other than pandemics.

However, I'm digressing, my remit is to comment on the music which I can do in one word (possibly two) - brilliant!

Tonight's half hour covered some of her previous material which didn't hurt at all. With Lindsay, it's not just the singing but it's also the background info she provides to the songs and the singers.

Casey Jones; Bad Bad Girl; Down Here and Trouble in Mind were tonight's sagas and, once again, demonstrated the rich seam of American folklore that is out there waiting to be mined by someone prepared to do it.

Lindsay Hannon is that someone.
Lance

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