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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.


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).

Friday, January 29, 2021

Jazz Epistle Jonas Gwangwa dies at 83

Born in Soweto in 1937, Jonas Gwangwa played trombone in the famed Jazz Epistles alongside pianist Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim), trumpeter Hugh Masekela, saxophonist Kippie Moeketsi and others before going into exile to continue the struggle against the South African apartheid regime, and would later receive an Oscar nomination for Cry Freedom. Jonas Mosa Gwangwa b. 19 Oct. 1937, d. 23 Jan. 2021

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