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Bebop Spoken There

Chick Corea: "Things feel good when there's a lot of music happening." - (DownBeat August 2005 (unpublished. Published posthumously April 2021 ).

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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

13,107 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 526 of them this year alone and, so far, 81 this month (April 16).

Bar Manager Required

The Jazz Co-op are looking for an experienced bar manager who can be available to start when The Globe reopens in May.

Preference will be given to a suitably qualified person who lives relatively near to The Globe, 11 Railway St., Newcastle NE4 7AD.

Interested parties please follow this link.

Coming soon ...

April 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at The Holystone.

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

June 2: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.
June 7: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club.

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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