Alan Plater in Hull
from Doggin' around, page 157:
[The Jazz Record Society] asked me to give a talk and I chose the subject 'Humour in Jazz'. Among the pieces I played were Clark Terry's 'Mumbles' and a lovely track, drawn to my attention by jazz critic and writer, Bruce Crowther, where Memphis Slim sings 'Beer Drinking Woman' and Madeleine Gautier does a line-by-line translation into French: 'Elle était une grande buveure du bière...' It's bliss, if you can find it.
For the grand finale I chose Carla Bley's band playing 'Star Spangled Banner Minor and Other Patriotic Themes. This is an extended piece… more >>
Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 157. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447172695856 accessed: 1 July, 2022
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