Thanks to this week’s Ashes - Dave (sometime Tom) on bass, Tom on percussion, Eddie on harmonica and Brian on drums. Thanks to those who lead on some or many of the tunes – Les B; Joe; Eddie; Trevor;, Mark; Donna; Betty; Graham P; Carole, Ann and Eunice sang the locomotion; Donna, Betty and Trevor were teenagers in love, Ann, Gillian and Donna had suds in the bucket, Dave D was wonderful tonight, Carole, Ernie and Les H.
An extended and very entertaining STARTIME, so it is thank you to
- Mark who gave us Chuck Berry’s My Ding a Ling (1972). The song was not written by Chuck, but Dave Bartholomew, and amazingly was Chuck’s only US Billboard No1.
- Les H sang the Moody Blues’ Nice To Be Here from their 1971 album Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.
- Betty and Donna sang Dusty Springfield’s I Only Want To Be With You, No 4 in the UK Charts in 1964. I think we were all trying to visualise Dusty playing the kazoo.
- Les B gave us a 1952 song from Webb Pierce, Wondering (I had it initially written down as wandering, but now I actually am wondering – why it was written, why it was recorded, why Les sang it). After releasing the song, Webb became known as The Wondering Boy.
- Joe with Dave sang I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad). Written in 1911, it has become a barbershop standard, and was the most popular tune of that year after Alexander’s Ragtime Band.
Note that the Leader’s List has been amended with the inclusion on 13th March of A Ladies’ Olde Tyme Music Hall direct from the Leeds City Varieties, featuring many highly regarded acts including Leonard Donna Sachs, but on this occasion “chiefly yourselves”. Please let me know if this makes your subsequent turn as leader difficult.
Trevor is looking for duet numbers to put in his next session on 27th February. Please let him know early, these things are not put together in five minutes, although most try to make it appear so !!!
This Thursday it is Diane and Dave’s do at the Crown, New Springs.
And finally have a great time with Frank on Saturday.