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

London Tales – Deptford & my secret garden on the roof ©

A Slideshow & a Track, 'My little Red Top' from Cd here, see below this post for detail Extracts from The Singers Tale ©        Extracts from The Singers Tale 2005  back to 1963 and on to 2009   A suicide and the first singing in Hastings singing on Cranes and Roof-tops in Germany on The River Necker … Continue reading London Tales – Deptford & my secret garden on the roof ©

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

London Tales – Interviews -The Singers Tale – a Show – Edinburgh

Busker's bottler sings the blues HERALD SCOTLAND, 19TH AUGUST 2015 Herald Scotland Carol Grimes might not include I Could Write a Book in her Edinburgh Fringe show, The Singer’s Tale. The London-born survivor of fifty years in the music business would, however, have every right to sing this Rodgers and Hart standard. Indeed, she is … Continue reading London Tales – Interviews -The Singers Tale – a Show – Edinburgh

London Tales The Dance – songs written in London

Anne Michaels from her novel Fugitive Pieces 'Important lessons: look carefully, record what you see. Find a way to make beauty necessary, find a way to make necessity beautiful. https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/the-dance The Dance Carol Grimes & Dorian Ford In homage to Mark Chagall and Anne Michaels The Dance. If I could  choose, I would live under a … Continue reading London Tales The Dance – songs written in London