London Tales – Round Midnight 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

London Tales – Mind the Gap Mind The Gap Grimes/ Hrybowicz Written when living in Tower Hamlets East London 1979 - 1993 Annie with her shopping Bag  gets mugged right on the High Street Angry Harry in his Jag 'Wheres all the decent people gone? But Harry doesn't want no trouble, Harry don't want no fuss- he quickly puts his … Continue reading London Tales – Mind the Gap

Two Interviews/ The Singers Tale Show & some reviews

Preview/Interview: The Singer's Tale London Jazz News, 13th February 2015 Link: 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

London Against Racism 1970 – ???? 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 – ????

Bombs, Missiles, Beatles and Jazz

An Extract from The Singers Tale ©  published 2017 Carol Grimes OCTOBER 1962/63. ‘Please, Please me.’ Wrote a lot about those times. The Thatcher years 1980s, same crap if not worse! xxx The Beatles. She liked it and thought that George Harrison was rather lovely. She played the Jazz records that Fred had given her, Dave … Continue reading Bombs, Missiles, Beatles and Jazz