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George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, 6th July 2018

 

How about this photo of our beaming ‘Kid’, George Tidiman on trombone, seen here with Ken Simms on trumpet. Taken at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 22nd July 2016 . (I had made a funny face at him behind Mike as he took the photo). Photo by Mike Witt.

 The ‘GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS’ are back here tonight, 6th July 2018 at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent) to give you all just what you want!  Super Stars, Magical Music, Tuneful Tunes, Fabulous Fun, Exciting Evening-out and what’s more you may even win a prize in our Routine Raffle! 

 

 

 

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson on clarinet, with Denny Ilett (trumpet) and George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trombone). Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Denny Islett plays trumpet with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent). 7July2017. Photo by Mike Witt.

Who are these super stars?  Well non-other than our ‘Kid’, GEORGE TIDIMAN, (trombone), DENNY ILETT (you’d be hard-put to find a better trumpeter) and how about clarinettist TIM HUSKISSON, such a talent, (I said last time, he plays piano with our Sunday quartet and I just love him).  Then we come to the boiler-room boys, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo (with his brilliant baritone voice), JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  Such stars, you just mustn’t miss them.  What a coincidence tonight is – because last time they were here, I said how we were in for another bitterly cold spell with the ‘Beast from the East’ due to hits us the very next day.  Then I said how the time before they were here, it had been boiling hot, with the temperature at 28o.  Now what do we have – boiling hot temperatures of 30o.  Oh well, perhaps not too much dancing aye.  But we can still enjoy it – don’t worry boys in the band, I’ll bring the big fan and audience, I’ll have some hand-held ones too.

Your hosts,

The Granties (Diane and Keith

P.S. So sorry, seem to have lost the colouring – will come back at later date to rectify!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bill Finch on drums and ‘Southend Bill’ Allbut on banjo with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Sirett plays double bass with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars , Friday, 16th March 2018,

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trombonist) brings his ‘All Stars’ to Farnborough Jazz Club, (Kent).   6 July 2017.  Photo by Mike Wit

Denny Islett plays trumpet with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent). 7July2017. Photo by Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This FRIDAY, 16TH MARCH 2018, GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS will give you one a crackin’  evening here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB (Kent), because with our Kid’ GEORGE, (trombone), will be non-other than DENNY ILETT (trumpet), what a player aye?  Of course, I’m prejudiced about TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, he plays piano with our Sunday quartet and I just love his talent.  Then we have the great engine backing them, who will be ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo (with his rich baritone voice), JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  Such a delightful band, with plenty of atmosphere going on.  I must mention, can you believe we were boiling hot last time they were here back in July, with the temperature at 28o.  Now we are in for another bitterly cold spell, although not till after we slip our Friday in and the ‘Beast from the East’ hits us on Saturday or Sunday!   So enjoy coming out to us, you may be stuck indoors again for a couple of days afterwards.

Your hosts,

The Granties (Diane and Keith)

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, Friday, 4th August 2017

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. LtoR) just hidden-John Sirett (d.bass), Tim Huskisson (cl), Denny Ilett (trmp), Bill Finch (drms), George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trmb), ‘Southend Bill’ Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

Hey, I expect you were all wondering what happened to last week’s newsletter for our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB.  Nothing serious, just extremely busy (sorry Phoenix Dixieland Jazz Band).  This Friday, 4th August 2017 brings us that ever-young ‘Kid’ GEORGE TIDIMAN on trombone.  Yes, he’s back again to play for us with his ‘All Stars’, namely DENNY ILETT on trumpet, with TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo & vocals, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  These musicians really are Stars, playing such great numbers and will definitely encourage a ton of happiness in our little club.  All are welcome.   

So see you – ontime for an 8:00pm start – you won’t want to miss anything, I can assure you.

Your hosts,

Diane and Keith

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, Friday, 7th July 2017

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson on clarinet, with Denny Ilett (trumpet) and George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trombone). Photo by Mike Witt.

Ol’ George ‘Kid’ TIDIMAN has his full band on tonight here at Farnborough Jazz Club tonight, Friday, 7th July 2017.   George (on trombone) will have with him that wonderfully talented lot, DENNY ILETT on trumpet, with TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo & fantastic vocals, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  Come and join in the fun and dance all evening to this lovely band.  We will have all the doors and windows open, so with that lovely breeze, you shouldn’t feel as hot as it is right now, beautiful as it is (28˚)!

See you all later.

Your hosts, Diane and Keith

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, Friday, 24th March 2017

 

How about this photo of our beaming ‘Kid’, George Tidiman on trombone, seen here with Ken Simms on trumpet. Taken at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 22nd July 2016 with his own band – George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars. Photo:Mike Witt.

It’s Our ‘Kid’ GEORGE TIDIMAN on trombone, back again to play for us.  What a happy atmosphere he brings to us too, especially as he has booked the best – DENNY ILETT on trumpet, with TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo & vocals( and what vocals), JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  Great dancing and great laughter can be seen and heard – you betcha.  That will be here at Farnborough Jazz Club this Friday, 24th March 2017.  Hey, must remind you, our clocks spring forward 1 hour at 1:00am Sunday morning.  Yeah – that means Spring Time is really here – Yippee!

Diane and Keith, your hosts for some great jazz.

Early history (taken from /see Wikipedia for more info, go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Summer)

British Summer Time was first established by the Summer Time Act 1916, after a campaign by builder William Willett. His original proposal was to move the clocks forward by 80 minutes, in 20-minute weekly steps on Sundays in April and by the reverse procedure in September.[6] In 1916 BST began on 21 May and ended on 1 October.[7] Willett never got to see his idea implemented as he died in early 1915.

Periods of deviation[edit]

In 1940, during the Second World War, the clocks in Britain were not put back by an hour at the end of summer. In subsequent years, clocks continued to be advanced by one hour each spring and put back by an hour each autumn until July 1945. During these summers, therefore, Britain was two hours ahead of GMT and operating on British Double Summer Time (BDST). The clocks were brought back in line with GMT at the end of summer in 1945. In 1947, due to severe fuel shortages, clocks were advanced by one hour on two occasions during the spring, and put back by one hour on two occasions during the autumn, meaning that Britain was back on BDST during that summer.[not in citation given][not in citation given][8]

An inquiry during the winter of 1959–60, in which 180 national organisations were consulted, revealed a slight preference for a change to all-year GMT+1, but instead the length of summer time was extended as a trial.[9] A further inquiry during 1966–67 led the government of Harold Wilson to introduce the British Standard Time experiment, with Britain remaining on GMT+1 throughout the year. This took place between 27 October 1968 and 31 October 1971, when there was a reversion to the previous arrangement.

Analysis of accident data for the first two years of the experiment, published by HMSO in October 1970, indicated that while there had been an increase in casualties in the morning, there had been a substantially greater decrease in casualties in the evening, with a total of around 2,500 fewer people killed and seriously injured during the first two winters of the experiment,[10][11] at a time when about 1,000 people a day were killed or injured on the roads.[12][13] However the period coincided with the introduction of Drink-Driving legislation, and the estimates were later modified downwards in 1989.[11]

The trial was the subject of a House of Commons debate on 2 December 1970[14] when, on a free vote, the House of Commons voted by 366 to 81 votes to end the experiment.[15]

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, Friday, 18th November 2016

Denny Ilett plays trumpet with an intro' to 'Starlight'. enjoyed by George 'Kid' Tidiman. George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Denny Ilett plays trumpet with an intro’ to ‘Starlight’. enjoyed by George ‘Kid’ Tidiman. George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Hi everyone, it’s GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS on Friday!  Yes, they’re back with us this Friday, 18th November 2016 at the FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB Our ‘Kid’ GEORGE (trombone) has booked DENNY ILETT (trumpet), GOFF DUBBER (clarinet), ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT (banjo & vocals), JOHN SIRETT (double bass) and BILL FINCH (drums).  Certainly well worth being there to enjoy, not only the fun of George, but the wonderful musicianship of all these guys.  Keith and I will be there to host the evening, so join us please, to show these guys they are well appreciated.  Also, the dance floor needs it’s weekly use.

Diane & Keith

P.S. Please go to the next entry too……

George Tidiman’s All Stars, 22nd July 2016

We really did have a super evening with GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS!  They were here on Friday, 22nd July 2016 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB GEORGE (our ‘Kid’) had planned to have brilliant trumpeter, DENNY ILETT with him, but Denny had an unexpected prior family engagement.  However, we had KEN SIMMS take his place and what a treat – as we hadn’t seen him here for several years.  Joining them, were  superb clarinettist, TIM HUSKISSONI said last time they were here, what a front line!  Well it still was with Ken.  The ‘engine boys’ were banjoist ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT (the man with the ‘voice’), plus double bassist,  JOHN SIRETT and that drumming man, BILL FINCH.  Unfortunately Mike Witt had problems with his photos, but came up with this wonderful one of George.

How about this photo of our beaming 'Kid', George Tidiman on trombone, seen here with Ken Simms on trumpet.  Taken at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 22nd July 2016 with his own band ;George ;Kid; Tidiman's All Stars. Photo by Mike Witt.

How about this photo of our beaming ‘Kid’, George Tidiman on trombone, seen here with Ken Simms on trumpet. Taken at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 22nd July 2016 with his own band ;George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars. Photo by Mike Witt.

 George sang ‘Satchmo’ style just brilliantly, the the first tune I’ll mention, being ‘Basin Street Blues’. What a wonderful ‘full on’ effort made by everyone.  Well, it is a cracking number, don’t you think?  Then an equally brilliant one followed, ‘Hello Central, Give Me Dr Jazz’.  Bob sang this time and you know I just love the deep classic sounds coming out of his vocal cords.  I noted George’s solo was superb, with him holding a note for a long time and not just once either!  They then announced the next number as being ‘Mabel’s Dream’.  I recall Ken saying ‘We’re going to do the nightmare version’ – ha.  Then ‘Chattanooga Stomp’? I must have been dancing to it, because I hadn’t written any notes and I do recall I enjoyed it.  It was an extremely hot evening and the musicians had not let up!  So it was lovely they chose to play this following one, being ‘Tishomingo Blues’, everyone got up to dance (with it being a nice slow number for everyone to be able to dance, without feeling they might collapse (phew).  Then ‘Cake Walkin’ Babies’ was another number.  There were some lovely solos by everyone.  Bob’s next rendition was ofThe Bird With the Funny Names’, which he did for his solo performance (I think this is ‘The 57th Snowflake’, being the Brownies’ camp song).  What a funny man Bob is – and clever too.  How does he remember all the words!  What’s more, how does he find all these obscure numbers to play?  Then what about the next, ‘I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You’? It was another one that George sang ‘Louis’ style and can he do it wonderfully – and with everyone playing fabulous solos again.  We had a gorgeous bit of playing from both Ken and Tim with Yama Yama Blues’ and I think it could possibly be the first time this number has been played here (although Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang played ‘The Yama, Yama Man’ for us back on 28 November 2014 – different song – ha)  For a hot night, they ‘went out’ on a hot number ‘Panama (Rag)’.  How do these musicians do it?  Oh what an exciting ending.  So many smiles from everyone leaving the club … and being on a high myself, I didn’t get to sleep till 4:00 in the morning hmmmmmm!

Your hosts

Diane and Keith

‘Basin Street Blues’ – Spencer Williams (1926)
‘Cake Walkin’ Babies’ – (m) Chris Smith & Clarence Williams, (l) Henry Troy (1925)
‘Chattanooga Stomp’ – Alphonse Picou & Joe ‘King’ Oliver (1923)
‘Hello Central, Give Me Doctor Jazz’ – Joe ’King’ Oliver & Walter Melrose (1926)
‘I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You’ – Lovin’ Sam Thaird (1929)
‘Mabel’s Dream’ – Ike Smith (1923)
‘Panama (Rag)’- Charles Seymour (1904)
‘The Bird With the Funny Names’ – The 57th Snowflake – The Brownies Song
‘Tishomingo Blues’ – Spencer Williams (1917)
‘Yama Yama Blues’ –Spencer Williams & Clarence Williams (no relation) (1919)

Your hosts

Diane and Keith

George Tidiman’s All Stars, 1st April 2016

GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS returned on Friday, 1st April 2016 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. What a brilliant evening we had.  GEORGE (our ‘Kid’) had that brilliant trumpeter, DENNY ILETT with him.  Did you see the write-up in Just Jazz Magazine (April 2016 issue – on sale here)? Also completing a top-class front line, he also had that superb clarinettist, TIM HUSKISSON, what a trio!  He also had his usual and great ‘engine’, namely fabulous bass singer and banjoist ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT, super double bassist JOHN SIRETT and great drummer BILL FINCHLast week I told you that you probably needed to get rid of those pounds (weight) gained from Easter eggs and what better way, but to bring your dancing shoes and dance those inches away.  Some of you couldn’t get out of the chair could you – too heavy aye?  Those who came had a wonderful evening and you just have to know me to know I don’t tell fibs, or exaggerate!

George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson (clt), John Sirett (d.bass), Denny Ilett (trp), Bill Finch (drms), George 'Kid' Tidiman (trmb) & 'Southend Bob' Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson (clt), John Sirett (d.bass), Denny Ilett (trp), Bill Finch (drms), George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trmb) & ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut (bnj).         Photo by Mike Witt.

Here’s a little insight of the beauty we enjoyed.  ‘Southend Bob’ sang the first number ‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’, with an echo from the rest of the band of ‘at all, at all, at all’, great fun.  George sung the next number (sporting sea captain’s hats) ‘Down by the Sheltering Palms’.  Absolutely fabulous and then an equally marvellous number was a tune called ‘San’.  They played ‘Kid’ Ory’s version and I gave it three ticks and wrote that everyone performed solos fantastically!  George mentioned it was in a ‘Zeigfeld Follies’ Broadway Show back in the 1920’s.

George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson on clarinet, with Denny Ilett (trumpet) and George 'Kid' Tidiman (trombone). Photo by Mike Witt.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson on clarinet, with Denny Ilett (trumpet) and George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trombone). Photo by Mike Witt.

I do have to mention the next one, ‘Hiawatha Rag’.  It is such a wonderful tune, made famous by Chris Barber.  George, what a band – you were all brilliant, lovely playing by everyone.  Oh, we did our line dance to the following number (sung by Bob) ‘Move Your Body Over’ and yes we did move our bodies over – ha.  I know, I was aching so much afterwards.  Next choice to mention was sung by ‘Southend Bob’ and the number was ‘My Little Bimbo Down on Bamboo Island’.  George also played ‘swanee whistle’ and of course he is so gifted at playing it too.  George mentioning dear Bill Brunskill and the Lord Napier Pub, where he played for years.  [I have found and also acquired some old photos recently, some of Bill, so soon, I shall be starting up a special ‘page’ for old photos of the jazz world (please email any you might wish to be displayed).]  Their next tune was ‘Ace In the Hole’ again sung by Bob and with audience participation in all the right places.  Again such fun.

'Southend Bob' Allbut on banjo. One of George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

‘Southend Bob’ Allbut on banjo. One of George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Bill Finch (drummer) takes a breather (probably enjoying one of George's jokes) with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Bill Finch (drummer) takes a breather (probably enjoying one  of George’s jokes) with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 1st April 2016.  Photo by Mike Witt.

 

John Sirett plays double bass and enjoys the fun with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Sirett plays double bass and enjoys the fun with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Denny Ilett plays trumpet with an intro'  to 'Starlight'.  enjoyed by George 'Kid' Tidiman.  George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

Denny Ilett plays an intro’ to ‘Stardust’. enjoyed by George ‘our Kid’ (with his George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars band) at Farnborough Jazz Club (Kent) on 1st April 2016. Photo by Mike Witt.

I requested their next one, because the last time they played it here, it was breathe-taking, the number was ‘Stardust’.  Denny did it again, with a wonderful intro and they all joined in with such sensitive playing.  Gorgeous … and then the next number!  What a one to go out on – awesome – it was ‘South Rampart Street Parade’, with brilliant solos by everyone.  Keith said it was the very first record he ever bought.

Before I close, I wish to say how very sad to learn of the passing of the fabulous Ronnie Corbett, one of our great British comedians of all times, whom I had the great pleasure of a brief meeting.  I told him that he made me laugh so very much, it gave me a pain at the base of my head.  I’m sure he must have wondered what I meant – ha!

Always your hosts for the evening of ‘live jazz’ – all are welcome

Diane and Keith

‘Ace in the Hole’ – Louis Panico & Elmer Schoebel (1926)
‘Down By The Sheltering Palms’ – (m) Abe Olman, (l) James Brockman and Leo Wood (1914)
‘Hiawatha Rag’ – (m) Charles Neil Daniels, (l) James O’Dea (1901) from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem (1855)
‘Move Your Body Over’ – traditional
‘My Little Bimbo Down on The Bamboo Isle’ – (m) Walter Donaldson, (l) Grant Clarke (1920) ‘Ace In The Hole’
‘San’ – Walter Michaels & Lindsay McPhail (1920)
‘South Rampart Street Parade’ – (m) Ray Bauduc & Bobby Haggart (1938), (l) Steve Allen (circa 1950)
‘Stardust’ – (m) Hoagy Carmichael (1927), (l) Mitchell Parish & Hoagy (1929)
‘You Always Hurt the One You Love’ – (m) Doris Fisher, (l) Allan Roberts (1944)

George Tidiman’s All Stars, 18th September 2015

We were expecting another brilliant evening ahead of us again with GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS’ on Friday, 18th September 2015 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB.  George is so full of fun and he and his band are so talented and so we were not disappointed.  I had missed all the fun last time they were here, so I was expecting some special treatment from all of them this time (those extra kisses etc., hmmm!).  Those poor stars who had to oblige me were obviously GEORGE (our ‘Kid’), plus DENNY ILETT on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSONon clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  There was not too many of you in the audience, but none-the-less, those of you who came, created such an atmosphere with your whooping and dancing.  We all loved ‘Southend Bob’ singing ‘Salty Dog Blues’.  He has such a wonderful deep velvet voice and the song being such a fun song – I love how he finds them (a bit saucy though).

George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson (cl), just hidden - John Sirett (d.bass), Denny Ilett (trmp), George 'Kid' Tidiman (trmb) and Bill Finch (drms), (also hidden - 'Southend Bob' Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. (LtoR) Tim Huskisson (cl), just hidden – John Sirett (d.bass), Denny Ilett (trmp), George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trmb) and Bill Finch (drms), (also hidden – ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. LtoR) just hidden-John Sirett (d.bass), Tim Huskisson (cl), Denny Ilett (trmp), Bill Finch (drms), George 'Kid' Tidiman (trmb), 'Southend Bill' Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. LtoR) just hidden-John Sirett (d.bass), Tim Huskisson (cl), Denny Ilett (trmp), Bill Finch (drms), George ‘Kid’ Tidiman (trmb), ‘Southend Bill’ Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

George (our ‘Kid’) sang brilliantly the next number, ‘I Want A Little Girl To Call My Own’, probably made famous mostly by Harry James.  This was followed by ‘Kid’ Ory and Louis Armstrong’s ‘Canal Street Blues’, they certainly played their socks off to this one – all with fabulous solos.  That lovely Latin number ‘Spain’ came next (I just love a Latin/American beat) certainly shows great playing by the ‘engine’ boys, John, Bill and ‘Southend Bob’.

Bill Finch on drums and 'Southend Bill' Allbut on banjo with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.18sep2015 _1685

Bill Finch on drums and ‘Southend Bill’ Allbut on banjo with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Sirett plays double bass with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Sirett plays double bass with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

George entertained us next by singing ‘The Old Spinning Wheel’ and of course we all joined in (mostly with ‘lah lah-ing, of course) and I noted a bit of ‘Hi Ho – Hi Ho’ echoed after George (not quite sure what I meant – will have to ask him to repeat it next time they are here!).  We had a real treat with someone in our audience – namely Jan Smith.  [Keith used to play drums with Jan’s hubby, Barney Smith (guitar) and Nobby Willett (banjo – which he played it sounding just like a mandolin)].  Jan sang a couple of songs, one being ‘Bill Bailey (Wont You Come Home)’, what a voice Jan has (a fantastic dancer too).

Jan Smith sings a couple of song with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Jan Smith sings a couple of song with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Jan Smith sings a couple of song with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. George & 'Southend Bob' Allbut seen in background, Photo by Mike Witt.

Jan Smith sings a couple of song with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. George & ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut seen in background.      Photo by Mike Witt.

Our next bit of entertainment came from Bob (singing with his rich deep voice again) another one of his brilliant choices, ‘Alcoholic Blues’ – a song written during America’s prohibition time.  George was fabulous on trombone (I’m not a musician, so could have been a joke about having to match Bob’s voice – but it was mentioned they played it in lowest register – Bbflat).

Tim Huskisson on clarinet and Denny Ilett on trumpet with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tim Huskisson on clarinet and Denny Ilett on trumpet with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 18th September 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Probably my favourite song of the evening has to be ‘Stardust’.  Denny excelled on trumpet of course.  He played a wonderful introduction and then they all joined in with this fabulous ‘Hoagy Carmichael’ number.  I will finish off with a mention of a lovely solo from Tim with ‘The Girls Go Crazy About The Way I Walk’, which was sung by George – of course the girls do George! Thanks for another delightful evening.

Diane and Keith

‘Salty Dog Blues’ – traditional African/American song (1900’s)
‘Alcoholic Blues’ – (m) Albert Von Tilzer, (l) Edward Laska (1919) sung by Bill Murray-prohibition song
‘Bill Bailey (Wont You Come Home)’ – Hughie Cannon (1902)
‘Canal Street Blues’ – Joe ’King’ Oliver & Louis Armstrong (1923)
‘I Want A Little Girl To Call My Own’ – (m) Murray Mencher, (l) Bill Moll (1930)
‘Spain’ – (m) Isham Jones, (l) Gus Khan (1924)
‘Stardust’ – (m) Hoagy Carmichael (1927), (l) Mitchell Parish & Hoagy (1929)
‘The Girls Go Crazy about the Way I Walk’ – Edward ‘Kid’ Ory (1945) disputed earlier by Buddy Bolden (1944)
‘The Old Spinning Wheel’ – Williams J ‘Billy’ Hill (1933)

George Tidiman’s All Stars, 31st July 2015

GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS’ apparently played brilliantly, with lots of fun and laughter on Friday, 31st July 2015 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB.  The stars with GEORGE (our ‘Kid’) were his usual line-up, namely DENNY ILETT on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  I was so very disappointed, as again, I was not there and so missed all the fun (I had already missed two previous Fridays). Keith was left again to hold the fort and as expected, on his return, he told me all about the excitement I had missed (I had some unrepeatable words under my breathe, hmmm). However, Mike took some photos as usual and at least I can show you these.

Diane

 

George singing with his George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. (LtoR) hidden Tim Huskisson (cl), John Sirett (d.bass), Denny Islett (trp), Bill Finch (drms), George 'Kid' Tidiiman (trb) & 'Southend Bob' Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman,  playing a swanee whistle, with his ‘All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015.   (LtoR)   hidden Tim Huskisson (cl), John Sirett (d.bass), Denny Ilett (trp), Bill Finch (drms), George ‘Kid’ Tidiiman (trb) & ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut (bnj).  Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Denny Islett (trumpet) with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Denny Ilett (trumpet) with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Our George 'Kid' Tidiman plays trombone with his 'All Stars' at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Our George ‘Kid’ Tidiman plays trombone with his ‘All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

George 'Kid' Tidiman sings with his All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by MIke Witt.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman sings with his All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by MIke Witt.

 

Tim Huskisson (clarinet), Denny Islett (trumpet) & George 'Kid' Tidiman's (trombone) with his 'All Stars' at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tim Huskisson (clarinet), Denny Ilett (trumpet)   & George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s (trombone) with his ‘All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015.                 Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Bill Finch (drums) & 'Southend Bob' Allbut(banjo) with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Bill Finch (drums) & ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut (banjo) with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Bill Finch on drums with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Bill Finch on drums with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Sirett (double .bass) with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Sirett (double .bass) with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club on 31st July 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.