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Bebop Spoken There

Alan Barnes: "Normally you can cobble a set together with five guys on the back of an envelope over the first pint and it's just fine. Livestreaming isn't like that." - (Jazzwise July 2021)

Archive quotes.

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

13,381 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 799 of them this year alone and, so far, 73 this month (June 20).

From This Moment On

JUNE

Thu 24: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside 1:00pm).

Thu 24: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead (8:30pm).

Fri 25: Hot Club du Nord @ St Mary's Parish Hall, Barnard Castle. 7:00pm. Tickets: £15.00. + bf. A Barnard Castle Rotary Club event. POSTPONED!

Fri 25: Archipelago + Faith Brackenbury @ Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. & £8.00. Echoes to the Sky album launch. A GCT Jazz Club-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Fri 25 Alter Ego @ Traveller's Rest, Cockerton, Darlington (8:00pm). POSTPONED!

Sat 26: Tyne Valley Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham (3:45pm).

Sun 27: Vieux Carré Hot Four @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay (12 noon).

Sun 27: Noel Dennis Trio @ The Globe, Newcastle (8:00pm). £10.00. Advance booking essential: . A Jazz Co-op-Jazz North East co-promotion.

Tue 29: Dean Stockdale Trio @ The Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Peterlee (1:00pm). Tickets £6.00. + bf from: www.ticketsource.co.uk

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

A Shot of Sammy from Simon

In an earlier post I mentioned sax player Sammy Walker who enlivened the London scene in the 1950s playing with the bands of Tony Crombie and Dizzy Reece, This prompted Simon Spillett to send me this cutting showing Sammy on baritone at The Birdland Club in Gerrard St.

The Birdland Club later achieved fame as the place where Hendrix met Noel Redding in 1966 although, by then the club seems to have moved to Duke of York St.
The article, possibly from The Daily Sketch, was penned by Les Perrin who later became one of the big hitters as a publicist/press agent in the emerging rock and pop scene - The Rolling Stones being perhaps his most well-known collaboration although he handled the publicity for most visiting American stars such as Sinatra and Joni Mitchell. This in turn led me to a very interesting blog - Vinyl Memories.

Mainly pop but there's still a lot of jazz in there and I could spend all day checking out the posts and the memories. Interesting that Jeff Kruger who ran the Flamingo Club refers to Tony Kinsey as Tommy Kinsey!
Lance

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