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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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13837 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 56 of them this year alone and, so far, 56 this month (Jan. 16).

From This Moment On ...

January 2022

Wed 19: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Classic Swing @ Venue, Cramlington NE23 6UT. 1:00pm.
Wed 19: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 19: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 19: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Thu 20: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm. CANCELLED!
Thu 20: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman's Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 21: Emma Fisk & James Birkett @ The Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 1:00pm. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 21: John Law @ Durham Cathedral. 7:30pm. £20.00. POSTPONED!
Fri 21: Dean Stockdale Quartet @ Traveller’s Rest, Darlington. 8:00pm. £8.00. Opus 4 Jazz Club.
Fri 21: Jude Murphy & Dan Stanley @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sat 22: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 7:30pm. £5.00.
Sat 22: MGB @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. The Milne-Glendinning Band.

Sun 23 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 23: Musicians Unlimited @ South Durham Social Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 23: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: More Jam @ The Globe, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Anth Purdy: Swing Jazz Guitar @ Blues & Bourbon, Newcastle. 3:00pm.
Sun 23: Svarc Hanley Longhawn @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.

Mon 24: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Mon 24: Vels Trio + Knats @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 8:00pm. POSTPONED!.

Tue 25: East Coast Swing Band @ East Bedlington Community Centre. 10:00am - 12 noon. Rehearsal session (open to the public). .
Tue 25: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Murray Wankling, Paul Grainger, King David Ike-Elechi.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Adrian Cox meets Pee Wee Russell - Mar. 21

Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

This week's Sunday Service took care of itself. A week ago preacher Cox informed his online flock that he'd be playing music associated with today's subject, Pee Wee Russell. During the week our clarinetist was inundated with requests and suggestions, hence the set list was written for him. Our host's sojourn in Bulgaria continues, today's weather being anything but spring-like - cold with snow on the ground. With in excess of one hundred logged on, Cox kicked off with Out of Nowhere. For some, perhaps, Pee Wee is thought of as a Dixielander, yet his career embraced Bix, Red Nichols, his tenure with Eddie Condon and, in later years, playing the music of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. 

Out in Bulgaria, preacher Cox is about to endure ten days of lockdown, such is life. A bonus for Cox is he'll have time to attend to social media admin chores. On with the music, clarinet and vocals - I Would Do Anything for YouThe Very Thought of You, and, as Cox pointed out, Pee Wee had a bluesy feel to his playing, cue Pee Wee's Blues. A woody vibrato and vocal on I've Got the World on String swung, no mean achievement given Cox was sitting on his own in a hotel lobby. Our man talked about Pee Wee's gigs with Alex Welsh, name checking Archie Semple, John Barnes and Roy Williams. And so to Oh Baby. Cox recounted the story of Pee Wee taking up painting in later years, in part to help him cope with his struggles with alcohol. One final number, a Cox vocal, a swinging Lulu's Back in Town 

Next week it's the Archie Semple-Alex Welsh album Night People (you'll find it on Lake Records). One o'clock sharp and don't forget to put your clock(s) forward, it's BST, happy days!             
Russell

Set list: Out of NowhereI Would Do Anything for YouThe Very Thought of YouPee Wee's BluesChina BoySomewhere Over the RainbowI've Got the World on a StringOh BabyWrite Me a Love  SongLulu's Back in Town     

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