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~ ~ June 21st ~ ~
Our Headliner:
SHAKEY VICK
~ ~ What happened this week... ~ ~
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From the pen of Blues Jam MC, John Edmonds:

A great jam on a sweltering hot evening. 19 jammers in total. We tried hard to cool the room before the jam but to no avail, but did manage to keep the shutter doors open thanks to all the bands playing quietly. Thanks!

Our guest artist was Shakey Vick, joined by two of his close musical friends, Steve Taylor and Alan Vincent.

House band: Shakey Vick [harp+vocals] / John Edmonds and Alan Vincent [gtrs] / Steve Taylor [bass] and Reg Patten [drums]

The Roll Of Honour:

  • Vocals - Bonnie Taylor
  • Harp+Vocals - Mark Sibley
  • Gtr+Vocals - Mitch Palmer and Brent Porlaine
  • Guitar - Chris Greene, Gary Browning, Richie Barker, Danny Sugarman, Andy Humphreys, Richard Stenhouse, Dave Mason, Russ Cottee and Pavel
  • Bass - Gus Denton, Chris Lafbury, Mark Fairey, Joel LeTort and Mark Olbricht
  • Drums - Phil Overhead

Great to see so many guitarists back at the C&H - and our lone drummer, Phil Overhead.

With both Steve and Alan knowing Shakey's songs it was a simple matter for Reg and me to follow along. Shakey started with two standards, "Key To The Highway" and "Help Me". Next were two lesser know songs, "Oh Baby" followed by "I Can't Be Satisfied". Shakey finished the set with a slow blues, "Standing Round Crying". With the volume kept to a minimum it was a most enjoyable laid-back set. Many thanks to Shakey.

There followed three bands led by Mitch Palmer, Bonnie Taylor and Mark Sibley. At this point we were asked by Brent Porlaine if he could do a solo acoustic set. This is normally not allowed at the C&H as there are many Singer/Songwriter jams around. As he had travelled all the way from Melbourne, though, we acceded to his request.

At this point, the PA decided to die on us in the sweltering heat. Alan Vincent came to the rescue with a fan to cool down the amplifier, and we were back in business. As Shakey was keen to catch an early train, he then performed an earlier set with some of our jammers. At the end of the evening there were still a few jammers to squeeze in, so one last band brought us to 11:30 and no time for the house band to return.

Many thanks to Gus and Chris for taking photos, to Ernie and Richard for helping with gear and of course to Vera for organising the bands.

Next week we have Emanuele Fizzotti as our guest artist, and hopefully jam boss Terry Duggan will be back in the house band.

Thanks for enduring the stifling heat - hope to see you very soon!

John

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HELP ME
Shakey Vick [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds and Alan Vincent [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
OH BABY
Shakey Vick [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds and Alan Vincent [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
I CAN'T BE SATISFIED
Shakey Vick [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds and Alan Vincent [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
STANDING ROUND CRYING
Shakey Vick [Harp+Vocals] / John Edmonds and Alan Vincent [Gtr] / Steve Taylor [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
WALKING BY MYSELF
Mitch Palmer [Gtr+Vocals] / Russ Cottee [Gtr] / Joel LeTort [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
WORKING MAN'S BLUES
Mitch Palmer [Gtr+Vocals] / Russ Cottee [Gtr] / Joel LeTort [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
GOING DOWN SLOW
Bonnie Taylor [Vocals] / Dave Mason and Pavel [Gtrs] / Chris Lafbury [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
GIVE ME A KISS
Bonnie Taylor [Vocals] / Dave Mason and Pavel [Gtrs] / Chris Lafbury [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Andy Humphreys and Richard Stenhouse [Gtrs] / Mark Fairey [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
BETTY LOU
Mark Sibley [Harp+Vocals] / Andy Humphreys and Richard Stenhouse [Gtrs] / Mark Fairey [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
TREAT ME RIGHT
Shakey Vick [Harp+Vocals] / Richie BArker and Danny Sugarman [Gtrs] / Gus Denton [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
THE THINGS I USED TO DO
Shakey Vick [Harp+Vocals] / Richie BArker and Danny Sugarman [Gtrs] / Gus Denton [Bass] / Phil Overhead [Drums]
SAME OLD BLUES
John Edmonds [Gtr+Vocals] / Gary Browning and Chris Greene [Gtrs] / Mark Olbricht [Bass] / Reg Patten [Drums]
SO MANY ROADS
John Edmonds [Gtr+Vocals] / Gary Browning and Chris Greene [Gtrs] / Mark Olbricht [Bass] / Reg Patten [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