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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Remembering Jimmy Stewart

Came across this cutting in a cupboard whilst looking for something else!  It doesn't have a date but I estimate it as being from about 25 years ago in 1995.

Jimmy Stewart, was a well known figure on the trad jazz scene with a great sense of humour.

I remember when, at bass player Ray Jobling's funeral, they played a Duke Ellington record. Jimmy said, "Why didn't they play one of the numbers that Ray used to sing like Please Don't Talk About me When I'm Gone"!
Lance

1 comment :

Patti said...

I haven't seen this for ages, Lance! We were all so fond of Jimmy - apart from his drumming, he was such a sweet guy, really kind - and with that great sense of humour. He was with Mike's band, the West Jesmond Rhythm Kings, from early on, until his sad death - and this was in 1995. I remember it was the year before my Mike retired, and that was 1996. I know that the WJRK's played their usual Tuesday night gig at the Lonsdale, and I think it was later on that same night that he died.

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