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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.

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Not exactly Birdland - or is it?

Bill Gallon sent me this photo of the original New Orleans Club in Melbourne St., Newcastle. He wonders if it is the only photo in existence or are there other photos taken inside during a session?

PS: Is that bird on the ledge above the door significant?

1 comment :

Gordon Solomon said...

Lots of good memories here. It's a mystery how the club was allowed to operate as the building was condemned as unsafe. I remember the roof leaked and the water used to get into the electrics and blow the fuses. However the candles were brought out and everything just carried on. Also some of the stairs were rotten but had thoughtfully been painted white as a warning to avoid them. This worked OK for the males but for the girls with high heels and tight skirts ,it was a nightmare, Having said that, when the club was packed and the band was swinging, the atmosphere really was something.
Incidentally, the pigeon above the door was trained to drop something on the heads of customers who had only bought one beer.

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