This day (July 5, 2007), in London, England, died George Melly, an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer.
Wikipedia : This day (July 5, 2007), in London, England, died George Melly, an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer.
George Melly :
@allmusic : The larger-than-life singer was the most beloved and notorious exponent of Britain’s postwar trad jazz renaissance. A respected memoirist, art critic, and bon vivant, his appetites for sex and alcohol were the stuff of legend, and his sobriquet the Oscar Wilde of English jazz was richly earned
@last.fm : While many British musicians of the time treated jazz and blues with almost religious solemnity, Melly rejoiced in their more bawdy side, and this was reflected in his choice of songs and exuberant stage performances.
Video : w/ John Chilton’S Feetwarmers – (1999) . w/ John Chiltons Feetwarmers – Frankie And Johnny . w/ Jonathan Vinten Anderson – Living On My Own (1993) . w/ John Chilton’S Feetwarmers – Hometown (1987) . w/ John Chilton’S Feetwarmers (1983) . The Boogie Woogie Man .