Welcome back to all those who have been on late summer holidays.
Thanks to our backing band Brendan back on drums, Ken on Bass, Tom on Percussion and Eddie on harmonica. Thanks to the members who volunteered to lead the singing this week – Mark; Graham; Eddie; Trevor; Brendan; Al; Les; Dave and Lee. And a nice duet from Brendan and Margo, and solo on Maggie May by Brian. The (Whistling) Gypsy Rover, by the way, has been done by the Clancy Brothers and The Seekers, but the one people may be struggling to remember, was probably from The Highwaymen (1961), who also had hits with Cotton Fields and Michael Row The Boat Ashore. Sadly only two of the original five members of the band are still alive (worryingly pegged it before reaching three score years and ten).
Our thanks for performances from –
- Dickie with Stonewall Jacksons’ A Broken Heart, A Wedding Band (1966)
- Dave with Brooks and Dunn’s Neon Moon (1992), and very well performed too.
- Les H Jagger with the Rolling Stones’ The Singer Not The Song (B side of Get Off My Cloud) (1967)
- Graham with Jerome Kern’s classic from Showboat, Paul Robeson’s Ole Man River (1927). Although we miss her dearly, in a way glad that Joy wasn’t there last night, otherwise we might have missed this fine rendition. Joy see you next week ? for the intended duet. Probably a version of James Brown’s Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine) !!!!
Next week it’s The Two Grahams (Porter and Kenealy) – look forward to some good stuff on the set list
Reminder this Thursday it’s Diane’s Ukulele Night at the Crown, Newsprings.
Don’t forget to look at our website at http://phoenixukes.weebly.com for up to date news, links and videos. It includes links to our song catalogue and members mug shots.
For your pleasure the link HERE makes me smile :-) [webmaster: me too - especially the end shot!]