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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)

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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).

Sunday, January 31, 2021

An Apex Blues Sunday Service for Jimmie Noone - Jan. 31

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

Facebookers topped one hundred as Adrian Cox began today's live stream Sunday Service from Toulouse Lautrec, London. A Jimmie Noone special, kicking off with It's Tight Like That. Taking lessons from Lorenzo Tio, Noone would go on to work with Freddie Keppard, King Oliver, Kid Ory and many others until his death in 1944.      
 
A request for Earl Hines' My Monday Datea great tune said Cox. And another great tune - Sweet Lorraine - featured Adrian's great vocals. Cox's informal style makes these weekly live streams and today our host told a marvellous story about a desperate Stan Kenton who simply had to hear Noone in a Chicago club on the South Side. The place was packed, refused admission, Kenton went round to the back door and insisted he must speak with Mr Noone. Minutes later Noone appeared at the door. After some negotiation, Noone found him a space at a table occupied by one other person. The other person turned out to be Maurice Ravel!   
 
As Facebookers surged beyond one hundred and fifty (including fellow musicians Jack Cotterill, Ray Gelato and Joe Webb), Cox played a sensational take on I Know That You Know. Phew!  My Daddy Rocks Me (with One Steady Roll) as recorded and sung by May Alix back in '29 and on to Apex Blues, a tune Cox learned thirty years ago (in his mid teens), woody, resonant clarinet, just great! Approaching two o'clock, Cox sang another one - Too Busy (Armstrong's Hot Four, Ken Colyer) before realising the time. He asked if people would hang around as he had another couple of tunes to play. Four or Five Times with more great vocals and infectious hand claps, tremendous! Time for one more -  Panama. Next week, Adrian's subject will be Irving Fazola (and, on Friday, Feb 5, Fazola will feature in Adrian's Kansas Smitty's live stream). 

Saying his goodbyes, Adrian asked: Have I forgotten anything? No? Right, I'll put my coat on. See you next week.   
Russell

Set list: It's Tight Like ThatLizaHell in My heartMy Monday DateSweet LorraineI know That You KnowMy Daddy Rocks Me (with One Steady Roll)Apex BluesToo BusyFour or Five TimesPanama

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