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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.
Ann Braithwaite (Braithwaite & Katz Communications) You’re the BEST! --

Postage

14264 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 14 years ago. 483 of them this year alone and, so far, 83 this month (May 26).

From This Moment On ...

May.

Thu 26: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, North Tyneside. 1:00pm.
Thu 26: Deep Pope + Garner & Pope @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm. £7.00.
Thu 26: 58 Jazz Collective @ Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool. 7:30pm.
Thu 26: Knats @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Jeremy McMurray & the Pocket Orchestra @ Arc, Stockton. 8:00pm.
Thu 26: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.
Thu 26: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 9:00pm.

Fri 27: Alice Grace Quartet @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton. 1:00pm.
Fri 27: Fergus McCreadie Trio @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm.

Sat 28: Whitley Bay Carnival: Northern Monkey Brass Band (1:00-1:45pm & 4:00-4:45pm); Baghdaddies (2:00-2:45pm & 5:00-5:45pm) @ Spanish City Plaza Arena, Whitley Bay. Northern Monkey Brass Band (2:30-2:45pm) @ Rainbow Corner (Marine Ave.), Whitley Bay.
Sat 28: Jack Logan & the Swing Section @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Sun 29 Vieux Carré Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.
Sun 29: Musicians Unlimited @ Hartlepool United Supporters’ Club, Hartlepool. 1:00pm.
Sun 29: Foundry Jazz Ensemble @ The Exchange, North Shields. 3:00pm.
Sun 29: Groovetrain @ Tyne Bar, Newcastle. 4:00pm. Free.
Sun 29: Zoë Gilby Quartet @ Allendale Village Hall, Northumberland. 7:30pm.
Sun 29: Two of a Mind: Sue Ferris-Steve Summers Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. £10.00 adv., £12.00. door.
Sun 29: Jam session @ Fabio's Bar, Durham. 8:00pm. A Durham Uni Jazz Soc event. All welcome.
Sun 29: Cedric Burnside @ Cluny, Newcastle. Superb Mississippi hill country blues!

Mon 30: Jazz in the Afternoon @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.

Tue 31: Jam session @ Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. House trio: Stu Collingwood, Paul Grainger, Rob Walker.

June

Wed 01: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm.
Wed 01: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 01: Four @ The Exchange, North Shields. 7:00pm.
Wed 01: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Adrian Cox plays Archie Semple's Night People - Mar. 28

(Screenshot by Russell)
Adrian Cox (clarinet, vocals)

In 1962 Archie Semple and Alex Welsh recorded Night People. Today Adrian Cox played tracks from the album. First up, Carolina Moon. Our man thought it rather neat that today's Sunday Service should follow on from last weekend's Pee Wee Russell special, the American a great influence on Semple. Summer is a Comin' In is a tune Cox hadn't played and he couldn't recall anyone else playing it. 

Cox's Bulgaria sojourn continues, he alluded to the weather being rather good, and this afternoon he performed to a real, albeit small, live audience. From Mick Mulligan to Freddy Randall, Semple made a big impression when relocating to London from Edinburgh. His star would shine brightly in what proved to be a relatively short career, indeed a short life beset with health issues. 

A tune from the album, Mean to Me, minus Semple, a feature for Alex Welsh, Cox's clarinet playing the familiar melody, our man singing the lyrics which, he confessed, he didn't know as well as he thought he did. Bye Bye Blackbird isn't on the Night People album but Cox wanted to play and sing it anyway, at two different tempos, which will have satisfied one of his online flock who was hoping to hear an uptempo number. During lockdown last year Cox live streamed an Archie Semple special. He recalled how much he liked After My Tears Came Laughter and he would like to play it again today. A nice tune, composed by Roy Turk and Charles Tobias. To close today's session (no fewer than 140 online!), Preacher Cox played and sang Home, not on the album, simply a good tune. Next week, Easter Sunday (1:00pm BST) it's a Jelly Roll Morton special.  Russell        

Set list: Carolina MoonSummer is a Comin' InNight PeopleMean to MeSolitarinessBye Bye BlackbirdJust Another DayOld FolksAfter My Laughter Came My TearsHome

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