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Bebop Spoken There

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'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

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Postage

13,508 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 926 of them this year alone and, so far, 90 this month (July 27).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

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

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

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Not Your Daddy's Jazz Band - Tiger Rag (feat. Harvey Wainapel)


I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a record such as this since, say, The Billy Cotton Band Show! Maybe even before. On the plus side, fans of Spike Jones and his City Slickers, Sid Millward and his Nitwits, Dr. Crock and his Crackpots or Peewee Hunt will perhaps see this as the Second Coming oblivious to the fact that, on the minus side, among all the whistles and motor horns, the other noises are of Nick LaRocca, Leon Roppolo, Kid Ory and King Oliver - maybe even Acker Bilk - turning over in their graves! 


In fairness to Aussie bandleader Jimmy Layton, he isn't aiming at challenging anyone from Freddie Keppard to Freddie Hubbard just reminding us that jazz can be fun. Of course, fun isn't always funny and, in this case ... judge for yourself!
Lance.

2 comments :

Gordon Solomon said...

Would have been even funnier if they'd played the right chords.
Gordon Solomon

Russell said...

The art work borrows from Salvador Dali's Persistence of Memory - all very surreal, you could say!

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