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Bebop Spoken There

Jack Teagarden: "I never did like anything Ellington ever did. He never had a band all in tune, always had a bad tone quality and bad blend" - Metronome, April 1947.

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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.

Postage

13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Fri 23: Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham. 1:00pm. Tickets: £6.00. + £2.00. bf. Tel: 03000 266 600.

Fri 23: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Jazz Orchestra @ Middlesbrough Town Hall. 7:30pm.

Fri 23: Helen Anahita Wilson & Shahbaz Hussain @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. SOLD OUT!

Fri 23 - Sun 25: The Globe Summer Festival @ The Globe, Newcastle. Multi-genre bill (jazz inc. Tenement Jazz Band, Nishla Smith). Various ticket options (live stream option available) see: www.jazz.coop.

Sat 24: Youth Ensembles present St Cuthbert Suite @ Sage Gateshead. 7:30pm. Composer Paul Edis conducts Folkestra, Jambone, Quay Voices & Young Sinfonia in a new arrangement of his St Cuthbert Suite. AVAILABLE ONLY AS A PRE-RECORDED STREAM ON YOUTUBE AT 7:30PM.

Sat 24: Simon O'Byrne & Paul Grainger @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 25: Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 25: Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat @ Bobik's, Punch Bowl Hotel, Newcastle. 3:30pm.

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

COVID THE UNTOLD STORY




This, I must confess, is somewhat removed from our normal fare. There's more jazz in a cup of tea than there is here! However, it's entertaining, particularly if you live in the Jarrow area. Jess, the narrator who also presides over Jarrow's Gin & Alehouse has paid his dues gigging, kicking the gong around and encouraging folk to drink real ale in his pub without TV or jukebox (do pubs still have jukeboxes?) to interfere with intelligent (ish) conversation.


Irrespective of all that, the end result is that this video is, ostensibly, shot  in praise of the NHS. Nobody's going to argue on that! It's a fun thing and although Jess is unlikely to be listening in nervous anticipation as some Hollywood broad with more notches on the back seat of her limo than Billy the Kid had on his gun belt, is saying "and the winner is..." maybe, back in the day when there were three cinemas within staggering distance of The Albion  - the pub's original name - Jess and Hitchcock could have been contenders.

But this isn't about Hollywood or even Jarrow (Jarra). No, this is about the world, Jarrow and the NHS.
Lance

2 comments :

Russell said...

That was the spitting image of Bing!

Patti said...

I love this! And how about Alan Whicker! The voices are all great too ......

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