A Yorkshire Blogspot Summit......... .......think Yalta 1945!Bags I Be Stalin?....... Hopefully that might happen fairly soon? Nice to meet you Dominic in 3D:HD !Alan, an apology for recent absences from Sepia Saturdayhopefully Time will be kinder to me in coming weeks.I have still been knocking about the Internet.....but with a very short attention span .Ideal for facebook! But less so for blogging.Anyway,no doubt my mojo shall return soon!
Lots of Interesting Meetings this week! On Thursday night I met Stan Brown in Halifax.Me & Phil The Ex-Fireman & Stanley were all in the same class at school 45 years ago! This was our first meeting in all that time!Stan is wearing-well!
You Might Know I Have A Soft Spot For Blues Legend Champion Jack Dupree Who Spent Some Of His Twilight Years Living Up Ovenden Way in Halifax.Well,If You Nip Over Sharpish to the Suffering Jukebox blog (before the F.B.I.Copyright Police close the link) you can grab a link & download Jack's masterpiece 1958 album "Blues From The Gutter" recorded in New York.In stereo. With saxist Pete Brown and guitarist Larry Dale, and Produced by Jerry Wexler .It "provides eloquent testimony to Dupree's eternal place in the New Orleans blues and barrelhouse firmament."
Titles include "Can't Kick the Habit," "T.B. Blues," a revival of "Junker's Blues" -- along with the stomping "Nasty Boogie" and treatments of the ancient themes "Stack-O-Lee" and "Frankie & Johnny."
(Don, I Have already done copies for You & one for Clive)
Briefly.His Mum & Dad were murdered by the Klu Klux Clan.He was Raised in the same orphanage as Louis Armstrong.He served in the US Army & ,while in Germany,Met & married a Yorkshire lass and came to live in Ovenden,Halifax.Eric Clapton used to come around for "tea" & Phil The Ex-Fireman (then a Postman ) used to deliver his letters!
|Me,Phil-The Ex-Fireman & Señor Stanley Brown.|