8:30 - 11:30 every Wednesday
The Coach & Horses, 391 Leyton High Rd. E10 5NA
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~ ~ February 28th 2018: The Farewell Blues Jam ~ ~
Our Headliner:
NICK NICHOLS
~ ~ What happened this week... ~ ~
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From the pen of our Head Honcho and Houseband Bassist - Terry Duggan:

Sadly, after nearly fifteen years of Blues jamming - firstly at The Heathcote and then at The Coach & Horses - our weekly gathering came to an abrupt end this week! It was as late as Monday afternoon that we were told this would be our final Blues session - only 48 hours' notice. Although confidential plans were made several weeks ago to close the jam, we were with some justification hoping to have been given at least two weeks' notice to enable us to not only give advance notice to all our many Jammers & Listeners. It would also have allowed us the extra time to organise a proper farewell party befitting of the occasion.

Much buiding/refurb work will be carried out at the C&H over the coming months, but sadly for us, we are no longer to be part of the management's plans. Personally, I think they've missed a trick, because I feel sure that with more support and promotion (which had been lacking for the past few years) from the Coach & Horses management, the Blues jam would've thrived in a more fully functional environment.

Given the arctic conditions and with the expectancy of even more snow, it was very heartwarming to see so many Jammers & Listeners here this week to see and hear our houseband guest Nick Nichols give a very polished performance (after suffering a troubled journey from home). Nick had featured as houseband guest on two previous occasions as I remember (once while Vera and myself were absent), and just like his previous guest-spot I thoroughly enjoyed his performance, as did our audience! Thank you Nick for getting us off to a good start and I hope to see you again at some other venue.

Spare a thought for video-cam man Ernie King who from recent memory has never failed to turn up at the jam. Unfortunately the weather had beaten him this week in the same way it had affected so many other people who had expressed their strong desire to be here on this particular night.

One other disappointment was knowing that some nasty little gremlin had turned up and chosen to play havoc after crawling into my camera! Back at home I did manage to salvage a few photos, but throughout the night both John Edmonds and Vera were reduced to taking photos from their mobile phone cameras - hence the inconsistency of this week's batch of photos.

It goes without saying that everyone played their part in putting on some excellent performances. Time to call...

The Roll Of Honour:

  • Vocals - Bonnie Taylor, Jan Fielder and Nick Nichols
  • Gtr+Vocals - Simon Durham and Martin Fieber
  • Harp+Vocals - Mark Sibley
  • Guitar - John Edmonds, Ray Miller, Richard Stenhouse, Dave Mason, Chris Greene, Kevin O'Brien and Andy Humphreys
  • Keytar - Steve Taylor
  • Bass - Chris Lafbury, Mark Fairey, Garry Choules, Steve Taylor and Terry Duggan
  • Drums - Colin Towers, Felipe Amorim, Roger Woods, Marc Turner and Reg Patten

This week's batch of mp3s will be uploaded shortly, but there will be a slight delay in uploading this week's videos to the C&H YouTube channel. Special thanks to Richard Stenhouse and Ken Coates for helping to gather up the equipment for the last time, not forgetting the Missus Vera for photo-taking and arranging the jam sets.

Although this may have been our last night of jamming at the C&H, I feel pretty sure that after a fairly short break I may begin to seek out a more suitable venue, hopefully within Leyton/Leytonstone and the surrounding area. But in the meantime and on behalf of Vera, John Edmonds, Reg Patten, Webmaster Ken Cumberlidge and myself, THANK YOU all for your support and friendship since 2003 - we sincerely hope to see you all again, wherever that may be!

Something For The Weekend:

Our good friend and Boogie-Woogie King Jamie Rowan will be entertaining all the locals at The Manor Arms, 150 East India Dock Road, E14 0BP on Saturday 3rd March from 3pm until 6pm. No charge at the door at this friendly but crazy little pub.

Thanking All Our Jammer & Listeners,

Terry

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Latest mp3s
WALKING BY MYSELF
Nick Nichols [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
TROUBLE
Nick Nichols [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
NADINE
Nick Nichols [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
WAIT ON TIME
Nick Nichols [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
ROCK THIS HOUSE
Nick Nichols [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
SOMETIMES BAD IS BAD
Mark Sibley [Vocals] / Nick Nichols [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
SWEET HOME CHICAGO
Simon Durham [Gtr+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
NEED YOUR LOVE SO BAD
Simon Durham [Gtr+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
HONKY TONK WOMAN
Simon Durham [Gtr+Vocals] / John Edmonds [Gtr] / Terry Duggan [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
YOU CAN HAVE MY HUSBAND
Bonnie Taylor [Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Keytar] / Chris Lafbury [Bass] / Colin Towers [Drums]
EVIL
Bonnie Taylor [Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Keytar] / Chris Lafbury [Bass] / Colin Towers [Drums]
ROUTE 66
Bonnie Taylor [Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Keytar] / Chris Lafbury [Bass] / Colin Towers [Drums]
IF MY BABY QUIT ME
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Richard Stenhouse and Dave Mason [Gtrs] / Mark Fairey [Bass] / Felipe Amorim [Drums]
THIRD DEGREE
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Richard Stenhouse and Dave Mason [Gtrs] / Mark Fairey [Bass] / Felipe Amorim [Drums]
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Richard Stenhouse and Dave Mason [Gtrs] / Mark Fairey [Bass] / Felipe Amorim [Drums]
TORE DOWN
Jan Fielder [Vocals] / Chris Greene and Kevin O'Brien [Gtrs] / Garry Choules [Bass] / Roger Woods [Drums]
KANSAS CITY
Jan Fielder [Vocals] / Chris Greene and Kevin O'Brien [Gtrs] / Garry Choules [Bass] / Roger Woods [Drums]
SUMMERTIME
Jan Fielder [Vocals] / Chris Greene and Kevin O'Brien [Gtrs] / Garry Choules [Bass] / Roger Woods [Drums]
SHE'S TUFF
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Garry Choules [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
CRYING MY HEART OUT
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Garry Choules [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
TI-NA-NI-NA-NU
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Ray Miller [Gtr] / Garry Choules [Bass] / Marc Turner [Drums]
IF YOU'RE GONNA DO IT (Do It Right)
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Andy Humphreys [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Felipe Amorim [Drums]
LONG TIME BABY
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Andy Humphreys [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Felipe Amorim [Drums]
MERCURY BLUES
Martin Fieber [Slide+Vocals] / Andy Humphreys [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Felipe Amorim [Drums]
~ ~ This week's slideshow ~ ~
The man who started it all...
Our founder: RAY BARTRIP - 1947-2010
RAY BARTRIP:  1947 - 2010
  The Blues Jam Houseband: -
John Edmonds - Guitar & Vocals
John Edmonds
Guitar & Vocals
Reg Patten - Drums
Reg Patten
Drums
Terry Duggan - Bass Guitar
Terry Duggan
Bass Guitar