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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 by 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.

 

George Tidiman’s All Stars, 17th April 2015

GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS’ returned to play for us on Friday, 17th April 2015 at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB.  The stars with George were DENNY ILETT on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.  It was another evening of tons of fun and wonderful music. Our ‘Kid’ was on true form, with his jokes, great trombone playing and singing, he is top notch.

‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s 'All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK on Friday 17th April 2015. (LtoR) John Siret (d.bass), Tim Huskisson (clt), Denny Islet (trmp) Bill Finch (drms), George 'Kid' trmb & 'Southend Bob' Albutt (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt

‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s ‘All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK on Friday 17th April 2015. (LtoR) John Siret (d.bass), Tim Huskisson (clt), Denny Ilett (trmp) Bill Finch (drms), George ‘Kid’ trmb & ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut (bnj). Photo by Mike Witt

‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s with his 'All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK on Friday 17Apr2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s with his ‘All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK on Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

But then they are all top notch. Not their first number, but they played ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner’, I’m sure because it will be St. George’s Day on Thursday). Bob sang it, plus I’m not sure how, but believe me, George seemed to make his trombone sound like it had a cockney accent – ha!

Tim Huskisson (clt), George 'Kid' Tidiman& Denny Islett in ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Fri 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Tim Huskisson (clt), George ‘Kid’ Tidiman& Denny Ilett in ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Fri 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Denny Islett‘ with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s 'All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Denny Ilett with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s ‘All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

‘Perdido Street Blues’ came next and what can anyone say about Denny, magnificent and ‘WOW’. Fabulous clarinet from Tim too (who was also fabulous on piano last week because he is another talented musician too!). George practiced his tonsils on ‘A Kiss to Build a Dream on’, such a lovely song George.  Then Bob, also with his super jazz voice, sang ‘I Thank You Mr Moon’. What followed on was so exciting, a Louis Armstrong number, ‘Hotter Than That’ (written by Louis’ wife, Lil Hardin). They all played brilliantly, with obviously Denny excelling himself (it’s a number I shall ask them to play again when they are next here – 31st July). Then as if it couldn’t get any better, Denny followed on with an amazing solo intro to ‘Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans’.  What a marvellous engine with John,  Bill and ‘Southend Bob’ too, with George singing.

 

John Siret (d.bass) with ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

John Siret (d.bass) with ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Bill Finch, drummer with ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Bill Finch, drummer with ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

'Southend Bob' Albutt with ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

‘Southend Bob’ Allbut with ‘George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars’ at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent, UK Friday 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

I was asked to request the next number of Bob’s (having written some of his own versions to this Barry Louis Salisar number) ‘I Wanna Be a Dog’. If you haven’t heard it before, you will love it and laugh so much (belly laughs I mean). Now to complete my newsletter for this week, unfortunately, I only wrote notes about one other number because I was either dancing, or talking to new people. However, this last number ‘Bad Penny Blues’ was chosen to do a line-dance to (the line is growing with each week now). Everyone played their socks off, Tim on piano (oh all of them,

Brilliant Denny Islett plays his trumpet mouthpiece with George 'Kid' Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

Brilliant Denny Ilett plays his trumpet mouthpiece with George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club, Kent 17th April 2015. Photo by Mike Witt.

but paying particular mention to Denny who performed a tremendous solo, playing just on his mouth piece. I know other trumpeters have done the same, but Denny – well he was mind-blowing, because the number is such a fast number and Denny didn’t stop. I think you must realise that I think he is a little special? See how important it is to support ‘live’ jazz, if you weren’t in the club this week, what a shame, because you missed so much! Oh well, be there next time aye! We wont be here for ever, so support us now!

Diane and Keith

P.S. You must type in ‘George Tidiman’s All Stars, 6/09/2013′ in our ‘search’ box.  I have just read it myself.  It was my first newsletter, after obtaining my new laptop.  You may recall my computer was nobbled by a virus, so no newsletters for probably a year.  Keith & I have just enjoyed ourselves, being taken back to that day in September, as if it was a couple of months ago.  I’m sure you will enjoy it too.

‘A Kiss to Build a Dream On’ – (m) Harry Ruby, (l) Bert Kalmar & Oscar Hammerstein II (1935)
‘Bad Penny Blues’ – Humphrey Lyttelton (1956)
‘Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans’ – Eddie DeLange & Louis Alter (1947)
‘Hotter Than That’ – Lil Harding Armstrong (1927)
‘I Get the Blues When It Rains’ – (m) Harry Stoddard, (l) Marcy Klauber (1926)
‘I Thank You, Mr. Moon’ – Abel Baer, Dolly Morse & Dave Oppenheim (1931)
‘I Wanna Be A Dog’ – Barry Louis Polisar (1979) & re-vamped by ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut
‘Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner’ – Hubert Gregg (1947) (Bud Flanagan hit)
‘Perdido Street Blues’ – Lil Hardin Armstrong (1926) (Johnny Dodds)

ABOUT GEORGE TIDIMAN’S CHRISTMAS CRACKERS PARTY, 19December2014

GEORGE TIDIMAN AND HIS STARS made sure we all had a wonderfully ‘cracking’ fun-filled Christmas Party on 19th December 2014 here at our Farnborough Jazz Club. Their music was extra special and of course George’s inimitable self, kept the jokes fully flowing. This is not an act, he is a naturally funny man and we just love him. Of course his stars are really true stars too, with DENNY ILETT on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums.

George Tidiman's All Stars Christmas Cracker Party, Farnborough Jazz Club, 19th December 2014. (ltoR) JOHN SIRETT (d.bass) TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet), DENNY ISLET (trumpet), BILL FINCH (drums), GEORGE TIDIMAN (trombone) and ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALBUTT (banjo)

GEORGE TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS Christmas Cracker Party at FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB, 19th December 2014. (ltoR) JOHN SIRETT (d.bass) TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet), DENNY ILETT (trmpt), BILL FINCH (drms), GEORGE (trmb), ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT (banjo). Photo by Mike Witt 

A fabulous photo of George Tidiman at Farnborough Jazz Club's Christmas Cracker Party (with his All Stars) 19th December2014.

A fabulous photo of trombonist and band leader,  George Tidiman at Farnborough Jazz Club’s Christmas Cracker Party (with his All Stars) 19th December2014. Photo by Mike Witt. 

 

Tim Huskisson (clarinet) and Denny Islett (trumpet), two of George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz on 19th December 2014 Club Party Night at Farnborough

Tim Huskisson (clarinet) and Denny Ilett (trumpet), two of George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz on 19th December 2014 Club Party Night at Farnborough.  Photo by Mike Witt.

Our friends fully supported the party and must mention some wonderful party outfits – as you will see by some photos taken. The evening’s fun started with ‘You Always Hurt the One You Love’ (the band’s theme tune), with the dancers out at the start, showing everyone was ready for partying. George sang (and played of course) ‘Magnolias Wedding Day’ – lovely jubbly. Now the intro to the next number was absolutely magnificent by Denny, oh what a talent. I know, I’ve said that before – but it’s true! The tune was ‘Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans’. Of course they all played it terrifically. Then came Bob’s turn to sing with ‘Ace in the Hole’. I just love his baritone voice and he carried on singing with ‘It Takes a Worried Man’. Oh and I wrote ‘fabulous’ at all solos by each musician. Then if that wasn’t enough, came another brilliant intro from Denny to ‘Stardust’, with them all joining in, each playing beautifully. Our usual line-dance (Charleston style) came next, when Bob sang ‘You’re Bound To Look Like A Monkey When You Grow Old’. Plus George singing ‘My Little Bimbo down on the Bamboo Isle’, with him playing slide whistle (I think that’s its name) etc. Such a lot of fun.

George Tidiman with two of his All Stars, Bill Finch (drums) and 'Southend Bob' Albutt (banjo) at Farmborough Jazz Club's Christmas Cracker Party on 19th December 2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

George Tidiman with two of his All Stars, Bill Finch (drums) and ‘Southend Bob’ Allbut (banjo) at Farnborough Jazz Club’s Christmas Cracker Party on 19th December 2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

JOHN SIRETT (d.bass), one of George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club's Christmas Cracker Party, 19th December 2014

JOHN SIRETT (d.bass), one of George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club’s Christmas Cracker Party, 19th December 2014.  Photo by Mike Witt.

Bill Finch (drums) one of George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club's Christmas Cracker Party, 19th December 2014

Bill Finch (drums) one of George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club’s Christmas Cracker Party, 19th December 2014.  Photo by Mike Witt.

'Comparing Notes'. Denny Islet and Colin Dobson exchange old times. George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

‘Comparing Notes’. Denny Ilett and Colin Dobson exchange old times. George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

Steve and I (Diane) dancing [publishing photo to encourage my 2015 diet - I'm so enormous, yuk!]. George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Steve and me (Diane) dancing [publishing photo to encourage my 2015 diet – I’m so enormous, yuk!]. George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Grace and Martin show wonderful effort to party with George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club's Cracker Party. 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Grace and Martin show wonderful effort to party with George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club’s Cracker Party. 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Just in time, Steve brought out the umbrellas for the ‘Bourbon Street Parade’ and our party ended on a complete high with tons of photos being taken and so many smiling faces. Such a wonderful evening of magic. Thanks George, Denny, Tim, Bob, John and Bill, plus (serving our drinks) Ian, Val, Harry, Kath and Barb, with Ameri-Carlo’s food and all our wonderful party-going (or coming) friends for making Keith and I feel it was all worth it.

Steve (center) with Bob and June (left) take part in the brolly parade ('Bourbon Street Parade'). George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Steve (center) with Bob and June (left) take part in the brolly parade (‘Bourbon Street Parade’). George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Ann takes part in the brolly parade ('Bourbon Street Parade'). George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Ann takes part in the brolly parade (‘Bourbon Street Parade’). George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Christine and (left)Mary take part in the brolly parade ('Bourbon Street Parade'). George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Christine and (left)Mary take part in the brolly parade (‘Bourbon Street Parade’). George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

 

 

Jackie and Paul take part in the brolly parade ('Bourbon Street Parade'). George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Jackie and Paul take part in the brolly parade (‘Bourbon Street Parade’). George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Ann & Pat take part in the brolly parade ('Bourbon Street Parade'). George Tidiman's All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by Mike Witt.

Ann & Pat take part in the brolly parade (‘Bourbon Street Parade’). George Tidiman’s All Stars at Farnborough Jazz Club 19Dec2014. Photo by   Mike Witt.

However, this evening had its flaws, completely down to me. What? I can hear you say. That can’t be so! Well, for many months, I had been experiencing such silly little problems, but lots and lots of them and collectively, they were draining! One problem was our land-line being out of order, giving an ‘engaged’ tone, so people kept trying (needing to book for the party). Then my laptop lid broke (couldn’t open it up and ended in ‘hospital’ (obviously now mended), plus my only other means of contact (and I needed to contact possibly over one hundred people) – my mobile went missing! Oh, it all had its own reward of course. I was back in the 1950’s, when we had no telephones, but then one would write a letter. However, this was Christmas and post in those days would have been delivered quickly and at little cost! Oh those lovely days when we were all sane, aye? But I didn’t personally know all the wonderful musicians who were famous then. So I feel very privileged to know these musicians of today. Now what about one of those other problems I mentioned – Oh you’ll love this one! We decided to try Farnborough’s own delightful (small) café to provide our party food. Ameri-Carlo’s is a wonderful place to visit with home-made food – check it out for yourselves. So what was the problem you ask? To begin with, I asked for ‘plates’ for every table (the food was much more than adequate for one person), but of course I should have asked for ‘platters’. Consequently, there was not enough food – especially as when everyone had left, I found two bags with 16 PLATES LEFT OVER!!!!!!! Plonker you say! No, PRATT – that’s my name! So my message to everyone who came on the day is I shall try to make it up to you somehow. Val (behind the bar) said she will save the sausages-on-a-stick in her chicken shed, till our next gig on 9th, so you can look forward to some compensation. She assures me they will still be tasty (just heard on the TV, Eric Idle’s song from Monty Python’s Spamalot, ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ and seems apt to mention it here). Anyhow, we do hope you had a super festive season and also wish you a Happy New Year and are certainly looking forward, with your support, to keeping the club open for yet another year.  Thanks Mike for taking the many photos of everyone having fun and I do hope no-one objected to my including them (if you do, please let me know and I will remove it).

Oh happy days, keeping jazz ‘live’.

Signing off from 2014,

your hosts, Diane and Keith

‘Ace in the Hole’ – Louis Panico & Elmer Schoebel (1926)
‘Bourbon Street Parade’ – Paul Barbarin (c. 1953)
‘Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans’ – Eddie DeLange & Louis Alter (1947)
‘It Takes A Worried Man to Sing A Worried Song’ – folk roots unknown/1st recording Carter family (1930)
‘Magnolia’s Wedding Day’ – (m) Jimmy McHugh, (l) Dorothy Fields (1928)
‘My Little Bimbo Down On The Bamboo Isle’ – (m) Walter Donaldson, (l) Grant Clarke (1920)
‘Stardust’ – (m) Hoagy Carmichael (1927), (l) Mitchell Parish (with Hoagy) (1929)
‘You’re Bound To Look Like A Monkey When You Grow Old’ – Clarence Williams & Alex Hill (1930)
‘You Always Hurt the One You Love’ – (m) Doris Fisher, (l) Allan Roberts (1944)

GEORGE TIDIMAN’S CHRISTMAS CRACKERS PARTY TIME 19th DECEMBER 2014

GEORGE TIDIMAN’S CHRISTMAS CRACKERS PARTY TIME 19th DECEMBER 2014

Staring GEORGE (trombone), with DENNY ILETT (trumpet), TIM HUSKISSON (clarinet), ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT (banjo), JOHN SIRETT (double bass) and BILL FINCH (drums).

Please order your seat ASAP – £15 each – to include a buffet

Dress up for Partying in and be prepared to have tons of fun!

Bigger Raffle

Brolly Parade

Bring your feet to razzle dazzle!

Keep jazzin’

Diane & Keith

George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars, 4/07/2014

GEORGE ‘KID’ TIDIMAN’S ALL STARS was the band chosen for FRIDAY, 4th JULY 2014 here at our FARNBOROUGH JAZZ CLUB. Trombonist GEORGE, always the entertainer, had booked PETER LEONARD on trumpet, TIM HUSKISSON on clarinet, ‘SOUTHEND BOB’ ALLBUT on banjo, JOHN SIRETT on double bass and BILL FINCH on drums. George et al certainly did make sure we all enjoyed ourselves, which helped Colin Dobson, with wife Jo and family, enjoy his birthday and their wedding anniversary. Colin was trumpeter with Billy Cotton’s Band Show (of “Wakey-Wake aaaay” fame). Oh, also it was the 238th anniversary of the American Independence Day, so last week I suggested a few of you Yankees might join us (I had a funny story to relate – see end of this newsletter). However, none of you came – shame, you missed a great evening and a chance to ‘lord it’ over us Limeys – ha. Anyway, to relate to the evening, some dancers were lured onto the floor to the first number ‘You Always Hurt the One You Love’, which was sung by Bob (brilliant voice). They had a hiccup at one point, much to the audience’s delight, especially when George said “It was a brand new arrangement of ours” :0)! There were some great solos by all with ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ and then Bob performed some great scat to ‘Royal Garden Blues’. Afterwards, George recalled playing here some years ago with Bill Brunskill before the club’s extension (if I can find when, I will update here later). He recalled the club was half the size and the band played from the other end of the room. We were packed to the gunnels in those days – a typical smoked-filled jazz club atmosphere too (no smoke today, but still friendly atmosphere)! The number (which Bob sang) was ‘Alice Blue Gown’. By the by, the tune was written for Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter. The next number was definitely for America’s Independence Day, although written for their civil war, which was ‘Marching Through Georgia’, to which the front line played a great cavalry replica, brilliant! Another tune ‘I Get the Blues When It Rains’ is a good old favourite of George’s. He made some remark to Bob about it being another Miles Davis classic! This was followed with George playing the swannee whistle superbly for the next tune ‘My Little Bimbo Down on The Bamboo Isle’. What came next was especially played for Colin, as it was Billy Cotton’s signature tune, namely ‘Somebody Stole My Gal’ and of course we all joined in singing. The last number ‘South Rampart Street Parade’ is a favourite of Keith’s and was played fabulously by all. Sorry to keep repeating myself, but another wonderful evening to remember. George ‘Kid’ Tidiman’s All Stars will be doing our Xmas Party this year (19th December 2014)

Cheers,

Diane and Keith

N.B. My funny story about American Independence Day took place in 1976 (the Bicentenary year). My family were to visit, first my sister-in-law, married to an American and living there and then to pop over to my own sister living in Canada. They both asked if I could bring some tea bags as they couldn’t get good tea in those days (although they had that year, but forgot to tell me!). So we appeared at Los Angeles customs with two boxes of 400! When asked if we had anything to declare, any food stuff etc, I replied ‘No, oh yes- tea bags”. When asked how many, (800!), he asked, much to everyone’s amusement, “Have you come for the Boston Tea Party?” He passed us straight on, ha. I know-I haven’t changed.

‘Alice Blue Gown’ – (m) Harry Tierney, (l) Joseph McCarthy (1919)
‘I Get the Blues When It Rains’ – (m) Harry Stoddard, (l) Marcy Klauber (1926)
‘Marching through Georgia’ – Henry Cray Work (1865)
‘My Little Bimbo Down on The Bamboo Isle’ – (m) Walter Donaldson, (l) Grant Clarke (1920)
‘Royal Garden Blues’ – Clarence & Spencer Williams (1919) ‘Somebody Stole My Gal’
‘South Rampart Street Parade’ – (m) Ray Bauduc & Bobby Haggart (1938), (l) Steve Allen (circa 1950)
‘My Old Kentucky Home’ – Stephen Foster (circa 1853)
‘You Always Hurt the One You Love’ – (m) Doris Fisher, (l) Allan Roberts (1944)

Sorry, still haven’t been unable to update 4April Newsletter, I haven’t forgotten, just misplaced my notes!