Journal

  • British Swing broadcast

    10 Dec 2010, 04:12 by Uhwelluh

    British swing of the '20s, '30s & '40s drawn from the Jazz In Britain 1919-1950 box set.

    Swing Plus #136
    12/7/10 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ time
    http://www.kbrpradio.com

    1- Eccentric - Savoy Orpheans
    2- Sugar Foot Stomp - Devonshire Restaurant Dance Band
    3- Stomp Your Feet - Fred Elizalde & His Cambridge Undergraduates
    4- Miss Annabelle Lee - Bert Firman's Rhythmic Eight
    5- Grieving For You - Jack Hylton's Rhythmagicians
    6- A Dicky Bird Told Me So - Jay Whidden & His New Midnight Follies Band
    7- Bessie Couldn't Help It - Billy Cotton & His Band
    8- Buddy's Wednesday Outing - Spike Hughes
    9- Jack Cocktail - Madame Tussaud's Dance Orchestra
    10- I Ain't Got Nobody - Lew Stone & His Band
    11- Fascinating Rhythm - Nat Gonella's Georgians
    12- Some of These Days - Mario Harp Lorenzi & His Rhythmics
    13- Hummin' To Myself - Duncan Whyte
    14- Cotton Picker's Congregation - Ambrose
    15- Blue Murder - Danny Polo & His Swingcats
    16- Snakehips Swing - Ken Snakehips Johnson & His West Indian Dance Band
  • Favourite gig moments 2007

    11 Dec 2007, 21:55 by Thelonious9

    It's been a busy year for gig going but here are the best bits I remember:

    All of Pink Floyd under the same roof, though not quite on the same stage, at the Barbican's Syd Barrett tribute concert. Some wonderful performances at same from The Bees, Robyn Hitchcock and Captain Sensible among others.

    Jarvis curating Meltdown at the South Bank - his interview with a hyper-active Don Letts, Iggy Pop stagediving into the front row at the Festival Hall (quite a distance) and the improbably brilliant Vintage Disney night. I'll never look at Pete Doherty the same way now I've seen him do Chim Chim Cheree from Mary Poppins.

    Amy Winehouse, sober(ish), sassy and soulful at the Astoria. In a year of cancellations and tantrums, lucky to catch her on a good night.

    Ornette Coleman at the South Bank - immense dignity and poise and still able to blow minds. Nice to see his young son Denardo Coleman on drums too (Denardo is 52).

    Fyfe of The Guillemots reading out a marriage proposal on somebody else's behalf at Somerset House. …
  • Love Review

    26 Nov 2006, 13:51 by stealthmunchkin

    I've had a copy of Love for a little over a week, first as a bootleg advance copy then the real thing. I've held off on posting about it because I wanted to get to know the music before the post.

    The first thing to say is that this is what Anthology 3 should have been. Like that album, this is almost all material from The White Album and later (presumably because that material was recorded in 8-track and so more remixable. And it's infinitely preferable to the travesty that is Let It Be... Naked. Rather than some anodyne, safened version of the material, this is really bold and imaginative.

    I'm particularly pleased that it covers the late period. The conventional wisdom seems to go Moptops-psychedelic-bloated & dull, but while I think the music they did in 65 & 66 was their best, I think their late period contains some gorgeous material that deserves revisiting.

    It's a The Beatles fan's dream, actually. My friend Tilt, who got me my copy, said he listened with a friend. …