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. 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.©
https://soundcloud.com/user1698211/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
A Documentary set in Folkestone and London
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
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 – ????
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