Monday 11 July 2016 Another foot-stomping event as Alley Cats Jazz Band were welcomed back to Griffin Park Jazz Club. The evening was full of light and uplifting tunes including At Sundown, a 1927 jazz standard with words and music by Walter Donaldson. Also Poor Butterfly, 1916, with music written by Raymond Hubbell, lyrics John Golden. Some Day Sweetheart with Keithy on vocals, written by Los-Angeles-based musicians John and Reb Spikes in 1919. It was the biggest hit the brothers wrote, and was performed by many recording artists of the period. The first one to record the tune was blues singer Alberta Hunter and then Jelly Roll Morton recorded the song twice, in 1923 and 1926.
Clarinet/Sax/vocals – Dave Allison
Double Bass – Michael Godwin
Trombone – Lesley Dyos
Drums/vocals – Keithy Brown
Banjo/Guitar/vocals – Andy Jones as guest this evening
If you’re interested in more Jazz this month don’t miss out on Ealing Jazz Festival, Sat 23 and Sun 24 July, just £5 per day.
Also Bryan mentioned that the Eel Pie Island Museum has received some funding from the Mayor of London and hopes to open again soon in Twickenham.
Join us next month on Monday 8 August for Frog Island Jazz Band. 8.30pm-11pm