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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.

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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).

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Ten albums by Sinatra and a few associated memories. Part Six

10. Sinatra at the Sands. Reprise 1966 arr. Quincy Jones. A double album that has Frank, backed by the Basie band, wowing the well-heeled punters in what was then the hottest ticket in Vegas.  Who cared if they'd blown the housekeeping, maybe even the house, at the tables? It was worth it when they were getting a show like this in return!
The Basie boys swung as they always did but it was Frank who the folks were there to hear and he didn't disappoint.

To some folks JSB stands for Johann Sebastian Bach but this night and, many others, it stood for Jones, Sinatra, Basie - each one, in their own way, the Bach of their era.

Strangely, great as the music is, initially, it was the Sinatra monologue that first knocked me out. His recounting of his early days, delivered with the timing of a stand-up comedian tells us much more about the man than the later My Way did.

He wasn't ready to face the final curtain yet.
Lance

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