Alan Plater in Hull - the 1960's
from Doggin' around, pages 68-69:
The saddest gig was the last I was responsible for. [...] Joe played a set with the house band, a trio of musicians who, to their surprise and delight, found themselves backing a legend. The place was probably half-full...Joe played sweet music: a couple of bossa novas, as promised, plus a few standards. He played, as always, like a fallen angel. And he was totally ignored. The only people who applauded were the band and a small group of us standing at the bar. Musically speaking, it was one of the bleakest evenings of my life.
Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 68-69. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446583528055 accessed: 22 October, 2021
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|bossa nova||performed by Joe Harriott|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|