London Tales – Round Midnight

https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/round-midnight-1 In the picture above a painting and a photo of Monks hands playing the piano taken by My friend, John Hoppy Hopkins  Round midnight.  Music Thelonious Monk - Lyrics and Poem on recording, Oscar Brown Jr - written in the year of my birth. 1944 My Poem here. Thelonious Monk Written following a night sleeping … Continue reading London Tales – Round Midnight

Nervy Nora – one from my collection of alter – heads, a pernickety persona.©

Nervy Nora. Photo above Kasia Rose Hrybowicz https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/life-is-dangerous-from-alive-at-ronnie-scotts? Nervy Nora has been around for a very long time. My early memories are of nervous tensions and its inherent manifestations in my persona. Stuttering and twitching, lacking in energy, courage, and conviction. No belief in my abilities. A need for support and my difficulties in asking for … Continue reading Nervy Nora – one from my collection of alter – heads, a pernickety persona.©

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’

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 –