Alan Plater in London - the 1980's
from Doggin' around, page 154:
The blues medley gave me the biggest kick during the show. It was launched by Clinton saying, in character, and paraphrasing Shakespeare:
'It's time for the blues at midnight'
The challenge was to stop the audience applauding before the medley was completed.
'Do that,' I said, 'and it'll generate such an emotional charge the audience will blow the roof off at the end.'
And most nights, at the end of the twenty-five minutes of classic songs, the audience did exactly that.
Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 154. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1450352484827 accessed: 27 September, 2023
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|unknown Blues||performed by Clinton Derricks Carroll|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|