London Tales – My love for Oscar Brown Jr. ‘If I only had’ – ‘Rags and old Iron’

https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/sets/a-tribute-to-oscar-brown-jr Featuring Dorian Ford Jennifer Maidman and Phil Harper & myself, Carol Grimes at Lauderdale House Highgate London Performed At Ronnie Scotts and Lauderdale House London Oscar Brown Jr Tribute feat. Carol Grimes Oscar Brown Jnr - Tribute Quintet, Carol Grimes vocals, Dorian Ford piano, Neville Malcolm bass, Winston Clifford drums and Annie Whitehead trombone. … Continue reading London Tales – My love for Oscar Brown Jr. ‘If I only had’ – ‘Rags and old Iron’

London Tales – Dick & the Fireman Crystal Palace Bowl 1976

In red below one of the little boys is indeed John's Son and the other beside me is my son, Sam Smart. I found this article in a Box, so old! it is almost sepia, from the early days of the Camera! In fact, the hot summer of 1976. So many of those friends now … Continue reading London Tales – Dick & the Fireman Crystal Palace Bowl 1976

London Tales – Springtime in Whitechapel

https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/springtime-in-whitechapel Written when I lived in Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, East London Springtime in Whitechapel, © Grimes/ Marland  1979 recorded 1980  Scarred face in the moonlight - wind blows with a hard bite Darkness falls just another night. Out I crawl am I feeling right? Don’t know why I hide away - I can’t seem, can’t … Continue reading London Tales – Springtime in Whitechapel

Two Interviews/ The Singers Tale Show & some reviews

Preview/Interview: The Singer's Tale London Jazz News, 13th February 2015 Link: http://www.londonjazznews.com Carol Grimes was one of the very first performers to appear at St James Studio (preview from 2012). In this new interview with Sebastian, she talked about the first outings of her new autobiographical project “The Singer's Tale,” for which she will return … Continue reading Two Interviews/ The Singers Tale Show & some reviews

My Generation 1944 –

                                              Picture Lewisham 1952   Jennifer and Carol Waving at Ya  'My generation is slowly leaving, one by one by a hundred and more, the War Babies and the post-war baby boomers are cutting … Continue reading My Generation 1944 –

London Against Racism 1970 – ????

https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/mau-mau-carol-grimes A song from a Poem I wrote called 'Mau Mau' Mau Mau © Europe with your lands your beauty and your culture. Why did you rape and plunder so many lands and lives? You destroyed denied stole and erased. But spirits don't die. They cry but don’t die. When I was a child growing up … Continue reading London Against Racism 1970 – ????