It’s GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS playing for us this Friday, 12th April 2019, here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. Did I hear you call out yippee, in delight? Of course, because our ‘Kid’, GEORGE has DENNY ISLETT on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet &sax, JOHN SIRET on double bass, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT on banjo &vocals and BILL on drums. George usually has a great big smile on his face and of course the reason is because he knows these guys with him, will most definitely help him to bring some great big smiles to your faces too. The music they play for you, is so brilliant, that I know you will be going away on a high. For you to disprove me of this fact, is impossible, so see you Fridays, guys and dolls. Diane and Keith
GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS will be with us again here at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, this Friday, 23rd November 2018. You will be wanting to know who our trombonist ‘Kid’, GEORGE has with him. Well. we’re very pleased to tell you he has DENNY ISLETT on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, plus a strong boiler room of JOHN SIRET on double bass, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT on banjo & vocals and BILL FINCH on drums.
Diane (& Keith)
Computer malfunction S – so will just type names of musician’s in tonight’s band, in case it shuts down on me again!
Peter Leonard – trumpet
Tim Huskisson – clarinet
George ‘Kid’ Tidiman – trombone
John Siret – double bass
‘Southend Bob’ Albutt – banjo & vocals
Bill Finch – drums
Will fill you in when I get a breather (who was in last week’s band too)
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!
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.
The Granties (Diane and Keith
P.S. So sorry, seem to have lost the colouring – will come back at later date to rectify!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
The Granties (Diane and Keith)
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.
Diane and Keith
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
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. In 1916 BST began on 21 May and ended on 1 October. Willett never got to see his idea implemented as he died in early 1915.
Periods of deviation
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]
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. 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, at a time when about 1,000 people a day were killed or injured on the roads. However the period coincided with the introduction of Drink-Driving legislation, and the estimates were later modified downwards in 1989.
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……
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 HUSKISSON. I 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.
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 of ‘The 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!
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)
Diane and Keith