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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.

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13,218 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 637 of them this year alone and, so far, 45 this month (May 11).

Coming soon ...



May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Monday, June 22, 2020

Lockdown Lindsay - June 22

Lindsay Hannon (vocals/ukulele)

Lindsay was hitting the Pinot Grigio tonight, so, were we in for an evening of sophistication?

Hardly ...!

Boll weevils were the first subject in tonight's illustrated lecture in which Lindsay sang Vera Hill's Boll Weevil Holler. It reminded me of my music shop days when, after we'd ran out of Rico reeds, I explained to an irate customer that the shortage of reeds was due to the cane fields being attacked by a plague of boll weevils. He left muttering "pesky boll weevils!" I mention this anecdote to allow Lindsay time to answer the door and thus stop Chaplin (her dog) barking!

Bessie Jones is never far away and tonight it was Daniel in the Lion's Den that Lindsay chose for her sermon. I say sermon as it is a very gospel-tinged number and nobody preaches the blues better than Lindsay.

Lost John has been the centre of many folk and blues songs. Not sure where this one originated from other than a prison in the deep south.

Finally, If You See my Little Red Rooster - not to be confused with The Rolling Stones' Little Red Rooster although there are similarities. This particular little rooster was recorded by Memphis Minnie in 1936 and featured Minnie on guitar as well as voice. Lindsay stuck with her ukulele and it sounded great even though Lindsay reported a fret buzz which wasn't audible out in cyberspace.

Another fine one apart from the usual Facebook foul-ups towards the end. Given the song, maybe  they were fowl-ups!
Lance

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