Friday, March 07, 2008
Chicago and West Coast Blues
The first of my retirement party's last night at "aint nothin but" in London's Soho. The evening started with 6 of us. I insisted that we start the evening checking out the Jimi Hendrix exhibition at the Blink Gallery, well worth a visit, origanal photographs of Jimi, signed and numbered ltd edition prints including art work from some of the memorable album covers, all top quality stuff and all for sale, prices varied from £500.00 to £4000.00.
Then on to a curry house where we had a superb meal, with full stomachs and a few pints of Kingfisher later we made our way to the blues bar where we were met by a few more of my colleagues.
Performing were Gentleman Tim & the Contenders playing traditional Chicago and West Coast Blues that delivers a powerful punch! The band play their way through a flurry of examples of classic blues that ranges from Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson, to contemporary practitioners like Freddie Brooks, Lynwood Slim and Sugar Ray Norcia, and a rousing version of Junior Parker's "In The Dark". Tim Corbett leads the band with vocals and harmonica, if you like the blues you will love this outfit, they played 2 sets finishing about 1.00am a great night out.
This is just the warmup for the main work leaving doo on the 28th of this month. I have the day off work today and it's just as well cause I have one hell of a hangover, time for a few more pints I think to get rid off this hangover.......water of course.
"I feel sorry for people who do not drink. When they wake up in the morning it is as good as they are going to feel all day". Frank Sinatra