Thanks to David Shotliff and Margo Thompson – dix points, or peut-etre onze. Great choice of numbers enjoyed by all.
You were all filmed for World Ukulele Day.
Thanks to the resident Ashes band – Ken on bass; Brian on drums, Eddie on harmonica and Tom on percussion. However did spot Sophie on drums for Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and did very well. Good teacher that Brian!
With Brendan and Trevor missing this evening, members seemed a little reluctant to do the solos, until Eddie broke the mould and did his usual half a dozen numbers, then in order to stop him hogging the mike, thanks to the following who stood up to plate – Carole; Graham P; Les H; Joy; Brian Belshaw; Al; Dave D; Les B and Ernie.
Great stuff again on STARTIME, our thanks to
- Les B who gave us Jim Reeves’ He’ll Have To Go(1959). Accompanied by Graham who set out the dots for him. He had to buy a £15 capo to undertake the performance, but worth every penny. The song was nominated for Grammies as Best Song of the Year and Best Male Vocal Performance. This performance has been nominated for a Granny!
- David Brindley, with excellent accompaniment by his own band – Graham on Uke, Brian on Mandolin, Brian on Drums and Ken on Bass, gave us the Beatle’s Norwegian Wood. First released on the Rubber Soul Album (1965).
- Lee (third time lucky), gave us Elvis’ His Latest Flame (1961) The B side of this single was Little Sister. Reached No 4 on the Billboard charts in the USA but was no ! in the UK for 4 weeks.
- Steve Mc G gave us Mammy Blue – conceived by French composer Henri Giruad whilst sitting in his car in a traffic jam in Paris, it was originally recorded by Spanish group Los Top Pops in 1971 who took to No 1 in the French charts, it has also been recorded by many artistes including Roger Whitaker.
- Dave D gave us Neon Blue by Brooks and Dunn (1992), so our most contemporary number of the night.
Thursday is Diane and Dave’s night at the Crown, Newsprings, Dave will be going through some of the songs that will be played in Ormskirk on Friday.
Good luck and best wishes to all who are performing at McCarthy and Stone in Ormskirk on Friday and Saturday.