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Bebop Spoken There

Charlie Musselwhite: "I used to see these posters in the windows of the [Chicago] blues clubs advertising Elmore James and Muddy Waters which knocked me out. I was making a note of the addresses and at night I'd go back and listen to the blues until 4-5 in the morning." - (Blues Matters! Aug/Sep 2021)

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.

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13,530 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 948 of them this year alone and, so far, 112 this month (July 31).

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Liane Carroll & Roger Carey live stream - Sept. 16

Liane Carroll (piano/vocals); Roger Carey (bass guitar). 

As ever, I turned up late and only caught the final three numbers. Needless to say, they were absolute crackers - even Over the Rainbow which I normally file alongside Summertime as a must to avoid. Not tonight though, tonight Liane did Harold Arlen proud.

This was book-ended by a sizzling Falling in Love With Love and an effective version of Stevie Wonder's You Are the Sunshine of my Life. The former had, apart from Liane's piano accompaniment which was sheer artistry in itself, an incredible scat chorus that showed any scatting apprentices just how it's done although it's not advisable to try it at home without a safety net. Sunshine may have been from a different era but it was equally impressive in the hands (and voice) of Lady Jazz.

Roger, who'd sat out for Rainbow, provided absolutely solid support on the other two numbers and together they made a great team.

I'm putting next Wednesday down in my diary now - setting the alarm for 8:00pm! In the meantime, I'll catch up on what I missed tonight, tomorrow.

Lance

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