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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

14250 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 469 of them this year alone and, so far, 69 this month (May 19).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Wed 25: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 25: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 25: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 25: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Street Life

I'd never heard of Rosetta Reitz but she must have been quite a woman! Visit her tribute site and you'll discover why.

Although an American, The Dutch named a street after her in Leiden, Netherlands, such was her charisma.

Her interests were many and varied ranging from jazz and blues, via her own record label (Rosetta Records), to the menopause and cooking with mushrooms, - writing authoritatively on all three subjects and probably many more.


However, apart from my admiration of this lady who died in 2008, it got me thinking about street names. South Shields has a Mozart St. and a Beethoven St. yet I doubt if they ever visited the town. Muhammad  Ali did, but even he hasn't had a street named after him so what chance does South Shields have of getting a Kathy Stobart St., a Mike Carr St.? In Sunderland, there is a Stobart St., although I doubt if it has anything to do with Kathy and, the home of the northeast's premier third tier football team, has yet to name one of its boulevards after  legendary drummer Ronnie Stephenson.

Are there any UK towns/cities with streets named after jazz people?
Lance

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

Kel Dennis is the late father of jazz musicians Noel and Adam. He was a fine drummer and very highly regarded as a music teacher in the Teesside area, much loved in fact. After he passed away a street was named in his memory. Kel Dennis Close in the Eston area.
Roly

Ann Alexander said...

Surely there should be a street somewhere named after Duke Ellington. What's the matter with the town planners these days?

Patti said...

Well now - Ellington is a small village on the Northumberland coast - and obviously renamed Ellington in honour of the Duke! Not really, but there is a place with this honourable name. Plus, maybe the Stobart Street in Sunderland was named for Eddie Stobart, the mass haulage company guy?

Russell said...

Fore Bondgate in Bishop Auckland could be renamed Paganini-Martin Boulevard in honour of two of the great violinists - Niccoló Paganini and Daniel John Martin - who played in the room on Fore Bondgate above what is now Sam Zair's cafe. Paganini got there first, some two centuries before DJM. I've visited the premises...homely and, as yet, no commemorative plaque.

In Brook Street, Mayfair, London there is a plaque - but no change of street name - commemorating the fact that George Friederich Handel and Jimi Hendrix shared the same flat, albeit 250 years apart!

Lance said...

In Hebburn, on Victoria Road East, there is a blue plaque to Robert Saint who composed the miner's hymn Gresford - played every year at Durham Miner's Gala. His sons, Ronnie and Stan, played tenor sax and double bass respectively in local dance bands and Ronnie could knock out a fair chorus or two on his old Conn tenor.

Robert's grandson David took piano lessons from my mother and, ultimately, became organist at Birmingham Cathedral. A talented family.

Of course, when your surname is Saint, there are streets named after you in just about every town and city!

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