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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tonight: Tuesday 4/29, D.C. JAZZ QUARTET's At THE PIG BAR

by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
ATTENTION ALL JAZZ LOVERS: O.K...Steve's ready for tonight's jazz gig with 'D.C.JAZZ QUARTET' at THE PIG BAR, starting at 8 pm, going 'til 10 pm. These guys are tight and the jazz sounds great.
SOUTHBAY BBQ is the food part of the Pig, you know there'll be lotsa good things to eat with all that jazz. It's Taco Tuesday too...yum. I'll be there for sure. [Jan]. Kitchen open 'til 9 pm. MENU.
A easy. gentle ramp upstairs, where this music is happening, makes it no problem if you have your own wheels. Come on out tonight. I'll post the address and stuff below. O.K? Jan

WHERE: SOUTHBAY BBQ 8 to 10 pm 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-6900

What Time Is It? Look Out...REAL TIME's Coming For Real Saturday. May 3rd

Image by Eddie Perez...Thanks

Watch out for REAL TIME, will ya. Coming Soon..... for REAL....Really. SMILE Jan
A CONFIRMED gig....REAL TIME will be making an appearance this Saturday, May 3rd in Seattle at THE SIRENS.
that's 3403 4th Ave South
TIME?...Well, I'd guess 'round 9ish. Wouldn't you?
Come see what happens...O.K?
Anything could happen, that's all...
EDDIE PEREZ/guitar/vocals
ANDY MAUPIN/ even more guitar/vocals
Maybe more

What You'll Hear, EVEN MORE THAN THIS.., it's a full night of music O.K....For REAL....yea...Really. Jan
Steve's working up these tunes today for REAL TIME....see some video links below.
1.] SULTANS OF SWING, by Dire Straits, from DireStraitsVEVO
2.] SUSPICIOUS MINDS, by Fine Young Cannibals, from PlentyofTorrents
3.] SUSPICIOUS MINDS, by Elvis Presley, from clareconvy...BARTLETT needed to hear both versions
4.] PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE, by Daryl Oates ,Train, from Robyn Markland

Sunday, April 27, 2014

BUDDY: BUDDY HOLLY STORY ....The Focus is On His Music, Where It Should Be

by Brett Jordan cc, see link
Well, this is what I found online this morning...A review of the musical, 'Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story' from LANCASTER ONLINE, it was written  By JANE HOLAHAN | Entertainment Editorand called 'Review: 'Buddy Holly Story' Strong on Music, Soft on Story'...Well, 'Catchy Title' I thought, but no one wants their life to be only 'soft', do they? Or their music either. After all, it's THEIR life, or music.. So, this is serious business, and I decided to read all about it.AND, I did.....So, what we have here IS a 'Review of a Review'...O.K?
First, I'd better find out what I can online about this 2013 musical.... So, I found this video on YOUTUBE, a copy of  'Buddy: Buddy Holly Story'[thanks Chris Salmon]...must be it, same name anyway. AND, so my review of a review begins.
Jane Holahan was abolutely correct, [check her review at above link]...the music is just amazing, and I loved it. AND, there IS so much fantastic music,  I wanted to hear every tune again and again.  I'll be happy to look elsewhere to find more about our hero BUDDY HOLLY's human life. Of course, his life was incredible. Just because this musical does not focus on Buddy Holly's life, but music it's no reflection of Holly's importance in anyway or on his influence on early rock and roll.. Listen to this, Buddy Holly Tribute List on YOUTUBE to make sure.... 'Tribute to Buddy Holly'[thanks  by Rebecca Michael ]
Remember, Holly died at the very young age of 22. WOW...He did an amazing amount of Rock and Roll, with his band 'The Crickets'in that short of time. A real musician's music IS their life...if you know what I mean. They live music.
Thank you Buddy Holly...I love you. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Brett Jordan cc
For MY story about wearing horn rim glasses, like Buddy Holly, go HERE
More related video links of Buddy Holly below.
1.] THAT'LL BE THE DAY,'57, by Buddy Holly, the Crickets, from TheRock4billie...the Ed Sullivan Show
2.] BUDDY HOLLY DOCUMENTARY, from shakinshane
4.] PEGGY SUE: VIDEO CLIP, by Buddy Holly, from Woombath
5.] OH BOY, by Buddy Holly, the Crickets, from jbg123dancealong
6.] NOT FADE AWAY, by Buddy Holly, from Jvideozone
7.] WELL, ALL RIGHT by Buddy Holly, from gajk041008
8.] READY TEDDY, by Buddy Holly, from kylecrazyford
9.] BUDDY HOLLY, by Wheezer, from WeezerVEVO.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

It's Our ONE MINUTE MUSIC FLASH...What's Happening? JAZZ And Stuff

Steve Bartlett, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K.....What's happening or happened music-wise, this week anyway? know, our Bartlett Music Stuff....Well, JAZZ is always cool....So, let's start there.
IN A MINUTE.....On your mark, get set....GO
1.] D.C.JAZZ QUARTET...JAZZ on Tuesday, April 22nd was performance Tuesday, April 29th, SOUTHBAY BBQ, 619 Legion Way S.E., Olympia 8 to 10 pm.
2.] Pat Cole/guitar....with BARTLETT were at CHILDHOOD END GALLERY, 222 4th Ave West, for ARTSWALK 2014 on Friday, April report...a one [1] hour jazz, blues, funk & more perfomance turned into a four [4] hour music delight. Music getting better by the minute. There was dancing between the amazing artwork, requests, smiles, singing, children playing, everyone laughing...AND a full well deserved tip jar by 10pm.
3.] Waiting for final confirmation...on exciting upcoming events. Stay tuned. Jan 

Friday, April 25, 2014


Bartlett rehearsing, by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K., We're working up some cool JAZZ and even more this morning for ARTSWALK this afternoon in Olympia. Yes, it's ALL good. 
From 6 pm to 7 pm, hear our friend, PAT COLE/guitar/vocals and my STEVE BARTLETT ON BASS...vocals too at CHILDHOOD's END GALLERY. That's at 222 4th Ave West.
 Artswalk is a WONDERFUL yearly community event with booths, lotsa musicians and artists and food...yum It's going on ALL over Olympia today, so come on down...see what's happening, and be sure to drop by Childhood's End Gallery, say 'Hi' and check out Pat and Steve while you're there.
I'll be there. Jan
Here's some video links list of some of the tunes you may hear tonight.

1.] SOFTLY,LIKE A MORNING SUNRISE, by Miles Davis, from claudio filippi
2.] YOU DON'T KNOW ME, by Ray Charles, from RetroTimeTV 
3.] SUDDENLY I SEE, by KT Tunstall, from schlubbelybub
4.] LITTLE WING, by Jimi Hendrix, from Denis Jedandevetdevetdva

WHERE: Childhood's End Gallery, 6 to 7 pm
              222 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-3724

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Totally Silent World...Will It Drive You Crazy?.....Maybe

by ishane cc, see link
I found this very interesting post today about sound and frequency called 'MUSIC That Burns' from KRULWICH WONDERS ..AND, this bought up the question for me...Music is powerful....Would a world in silence drive people insane? So, I starting exploring the internet to find out more. This is what I found....Sounds are good for us, and, of course, that means music. Watch this video called 'Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy' [thanks Veritasium] and decide for yourself. O.K?
This is what I learned...Maybe a person could go CRAZY in a silent world. The video brought up some unexpected thoughts for me....our bodies have the ability to morph or change within seconds to a new environment,, for example our heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, not only became more apparent, bu,it seemed to even have a difference in the 'texture' or the way we normally experience them... Someone mentioned their body may have re-calabrated to a new and different environment and., brought new sensations that they'd never been aware of know, I've read some things about idiot servant's...and autistic folks lives and  their amazing, strange behaviors...they maybe using untapped abilities that we ALL have, just not discovered yet. Really we're ALL genius, remarkable and different than each other...AND, that's the way it's supposed to be.
We all know that music can alter moods....but,maybe it can do alot more than that....really change our physical world...heal our bodies, clean our damaged environment or even move mountains...WOW, that's a thought, isn't it? Only time will tell. Please click at the link and watch this video about silence HERE. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: ishane cc

Monday, April 21, 2014

BARTLETT's Honored To Be Invited To ARTSWALK This Friday

Steve Bartlett, by J.A. Rose-Bartlett cc
This Friday night, April 25th you will see my Steve BARTLETTONBASS/vocals too playing with one of  his really cool friends, PAT COLE/guitar/vocals  They're live, and ready to make it happen... at Olympia's ARTSWALK downtown Olympia. The two will be playing  jazz, blues, funk...I'm not sure of the time, but, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy their great music. UPDATED:[See Pat and Steve from 6 to 7 pm.] As well as, all the other performers, artists, musicians and booths at this really cool yearly community event. Don't miss it. There's music everywhere and art, booths and food. Cool. Their location [Pat and Steve] is at CHILDHOODS END GALLERY...that's at 222 4th Ave. West in Olympia, WA. BUT, fun things are happening all over Olympa this Friday. Come on down.
Pat Cole is a fine jazz quitarist, loves to 'funk' it up, as he says. Steve was honored to be invited to play with Pat at Childhoods End Gallery on this Friday in Artswalk,
Should be a great night of live music and fun. I'll post the time as soon as I know. Jan

WHERE: CHILDHOODS END GALLERY...Artswalk, Friday, April 25th, 6 TO 7 PM
              222 4th Ave. West
              Olympia, WA.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

'Peeps' With 'CHICK' COREA In Our Basket For Easter....Sure, Off To 'Spain'

by Alberto Cabello Mayero cc, see link
Happy Easter, did the Easter Bunny visit you guys last night? There was more than chocolate eggs and peeps in our basket....WOW, there was another 'CHICK' COREA and HERE and 'Spain' 1972 [thanks luchozepp.]...Steve loves to do this tune, so we're going over it right now, before we start in, in the green house and garden.
Who is this 'Chick' anyway.....well, he's cool. WIKIPEDIA says he's " is an American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer." I know that he had his own band called 'Into Forever', that he created in the '70's....that's who's doing 'Spain' on the link above, I bet, that's his most well-known tune  . I'll look up more for this post.
Corea was born in the U.S.A., his father was a jazz trumpeter. So, As a child, Chick' was exposed to alot of jazz by his father. When he was 4 years old he started the piano and later [8] the drums. He learned to use the piano as a percussion instrument. Steve says Corea's tunes have a 'pulse' to them..' the pulse on the bass is not on ones, it's ands."...whatever that means?{Jan] You musicians will know. O.K? Most of his stuff has a 'latin' sound to it, that I really's again, Jan.
Corea played gigs in high school, wearing an old tuxedo that his father gave him...He played HORACE SILVER's and HERE stuff in a trio at a local [New York] jazz club. An early recording of his was a album with BLUE MITCHELL, it features Chick's tune ' You Stepped Out of a Dream' [thanks 1blue1]....I'll try and find a copy and post it.
I read he's won aleast one GRAMMY, and I personality love all his stuff with BELLA FLECK and HERE and BOBBY McFERRIN and HERE . I'll post some music video links below and feature the video 'Spain'.from  luchozepp. Here's the only thing that the video page says:"Uploaded on Jul 27, 2008

Chick Corea and Return to Forever

Disc: Light as a feather"

Alberto Cabello Mayero cc
Have a great Easter, 'peep-peep' Jan and Steve
Post video links below.
1.] CHICK's TUNE,  or YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, by Blue Mitchell, Chick Corea, from 1blue1
2.] SPAIN, by Chick Corea, Into Forever, from luchozepp
3.] THE ENCHANTMENT MOUNTAIN, by Chick Corea, Bella Fleck, from AlfSob
4.] SPAIN Part 1, by Chick Corea, Bella Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, from alwiap15
5.] SPAIN, Part 2, by Chick Corea, Bella Fleck, Bobby McFerrin, from alwiap15
6.] ARMANDO's RHUMBA, by Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, from attilagaborcsur

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Celebrate The QUEEN OF JAZZ, ELLA FITZGERALD's Birthday Next Week

by guyman22 cc, see link
O.K....ELLA FITZGERALD and HERE was also known as 'The Fist Lady of JAZZ'. She was a jazz vocalist, did some acting too, and her birthday was on April 25th, 1917. I read about her in eNEWS JAZZ. But, she's not difficult to find online or anywhere...her music's everywhere. Really. With over 70 albums to her name and over 40 million copies sold, you can't miss her.
When she was a child, Ella loved to dance, She started singing in her church at a young age. But, in her teen years, her mom died and she ended up in an orphanage. Then, Ella ran away and was homeless.
Her luck changed in November '34 when she was about age 17, she won a $25.00 top prize  at THE APOLLO THEATER in Harlem on 'Amateur Night'. This is what happened, always loving dance Ella went to the 'Amateur Night' that night planning to dance, but was intimidated by the dance duo that was there with her and changed her mind at the very last second and sang two of her favorite tunes....The Boswell Sister's 'Judy' and 'The Object Of My Affection' AND, the rest is history.
Ella Fitzgerald won...well, some places say 13, other places say 14 GRAMMY AWARDS during her singing career. It was alot either way...Go Ella.
 She won THE KENNEDY CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS METAL OF HONOR, THE PRESIDENTIAL METAL of FREEDOM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY gave her an HONOR DOCTORATE of MUSIC and GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN AWARD...for Lifetime Achievement...there's even more too, but my finger's running out of steam for now. Have to rest for awhile. BUT,...Believe me when I just say...'She's won alota awards.' .... See.WIKIPEDIA and check it all out.
Steve thought I should say something about her death, because Ella's so wise and brave.. Ella died in 1996. She had both legs amputated at the knees three years eariler from diabetes, she was in a wheelchair..and,.loved to spend her days out in her garden, listening to the birds, smelling the air, feeling the wind on her face and hearing her grand daughter Alice laugh. On her final day, she was wheeled back inside after 'bout an hour outside.....and from WIKIPEDIA  "  she looked up with a soft smile on her face and said, "I'm ready to go now." She died in her home on June 15, 1996 at the age of 79..

.I'll post some links of Ella's tunes and other related video links below. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: guyman22 cc

1.] DREAM ALITTLE DREAM OF ME, by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, from phalenopsis1
2.] SUMMERTIME, by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, from Praguedive
3.] CRY ME A RIVER, by Ella Fitzgerad, from cioto84
4.] THE MAN I LOVE, by Ella Fitzgerald, from diegodobini2
5.] FEELINGS, by Ella Fitzgerald, from newstart2009
6.] SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE, by Ella Fitzgerald, from argidrak
7.] THIS GIRL IN LOVE WITH YOU, by Ella Fitzgerald, from André Grangeiro
8.] DUETS IN HANNOVER 1975, by Joe Pass, Ella Fitzgerald, from RochestersEarl

Friday, April 18, 2014

Meeting ALICE STEWART Last Night....AND, Ready for A Cane?

by Gamma Man cc, see link
A fine musical lady, that I've admired for along time is ALICE STEWART and HERE. AND, guess what? We met her in person for the very first time last night....well, this is how it all happened. O.K?
Steve and I just love music, that's all. And so, last night we decided at the very last moment before starting dinner, to just forget dinner, to go to Centralia instead...for music and a jam we'd heard of last week. Well, now we're talkin'. What can be better than music? Except...more music. So, we happily took excited that forgot my walker or wheelchair...Whoops. [we had the bass, of course]  But, it's O.K. folks, don't worry 'cause I won't give up ever.
When we got to THE JUNCTION SPORTS BAR in Centralia, we stopped the car. That's when Steve looked alittle was I gonna get in the place? He said he wouldn't just leave me in the car while he played. i had an idea...get a chair and I'd 'walk' it into the building. worked, and I sat down right inside the front door.
The Junction has no stairs or ramps, if you have your own wheels it would be a breeze I'm sure, to get inside. I did not see the bathrooms, so I don't know if they're big enough for wheelchairs and people at the same time. BUT, I'll check that out next time.
I'm sure there will be a NEXT time 'cause this place was lotsa fun. A big stage. Cold beer.  Seasoned experienced musicians were playing when we arrived. BARTLETT signed in and soon he was called up stage. Here comes that BIG smile of his, he was dancing, singing and having the best time [me too].
Converse All Stars
Earlier, I'd noticed a quiet lady sitting over on the side of the room. She had really cool shoes on  HERE, and looked so familiar..was it?....yes, it was HER... Alice Stewart. Steve went over an introduced himself to her. They'd talked on the phone before when she'd needed a fill in bassman for a gig. But, Steve had a gig already booked for that night, and missed performing with her.
Alice came over to my table after the jam and we talked. WOW!...Alice Stewart. She helped 'walk' me and my chair back out to our car, with Kirby, Pierre and other new friends. Thank you.
I'm sure ALL this was a sign from above....great music on the way AND I'm ready for a cane. Today, I'll get my old cane out....AND walk. Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Gamma Man cc

WHERE: THE JUNCTION SPORTS BAR, Thursday's 6:30 'til 9 pm jam
              21000 Old Hwy 99 SW
Centralia, WA 98531

Ph. 360.273.7586
Fax. 360.273.4363

Gigs, Gigs Gigs...Coming Out Our Ears....What You Say?..Pigs?...NO, More Gigs ,You Know...Music

by Qfamily cc, see link
NOT pigs...that's gigs....I know, I've talked about pigs kinda before, well THE PIG BAR anyway, 619 Legion, in Olympia, so I understand the mix up...gigs and pigs kinda sound alike, don't they, BUT, they're NOT the same..THE PIG BAR....that's where THE D.C. JAZZ  QUARTET plays every Tuesday night from 8 to 10 pm., with smooth jazz by DON COHEN/vocals, DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar, MARK STOUT/trombone and my Steve BARTLETT/ON BASS. Come on down next Tuesday and see. O.K?
But wait...there's more , lotsa gigs, I know we live on a farm, but not just farm animals coming in all the time. Music from just 'bout everywhere..Seattle, Tacoma...well, all the way down to Centralia. All kinds of music too..besides jazz, there's rock and roll, blues, funk, soul, even some country?...just everything. I'm in heaven, so is my Bartlett. BUT, I won't 'spill the beans'...until everything's set AND just, stay tuned. O.K?
by TurkZilla cc, see link
Oh animals, that reminds me...we had another lamb born this week. It's black with white marking on it's head...a little girl. Beautiful. Also, Steve's teaching those baby turkey's to fly...I mean it,...they really undestand him. Steve built a 'turkey-run'....he puts them inside and yells 'fly'as he flaps his arms up and down. They watch him and listen, really...and, by golly, if they don't start running and flapping those little golden turkey wings as fast as they can...they ALL end up running into each other and falling down AND, no one has got off the ground yet, but soon...I just know it. BARTLETT is a great 'Turkey-Daddy'. I love him so....a truly gentle-man. 'goble-goble' Jan
PHOTO CREDIT: Qfamily cc, TurkZilla cc

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Walter's Birthday "Going Fishing" featuring Steve Bartlett...BARTLETT ON BASS

BATLETT ON BASS doing 'Going Fishing' by Duke Ellington. A special thanks to MARTIN and BARB SALINAS for making this available. I know it's kinda dark, but the only copy I can find. This was recorded in August of 2010 at LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTER's in McKenna, WA.. The band was called 'Walter's Birthday', disbanded in March 2013. Members of the band are TOD LEMKUHL/guitar/vocals, SCOTT ERCOLIANI/drums, JON BARONI/keys/harp/vocals, and of course Steve BARTLETT ON BASS. Jan

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

'We Were Born Before The Wind,' That's True...INTO THE MYSTIC' By VAN MORRISON

Bartlett +Shelly Ely 2008 by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
O.K...I did this tune way back when with BARTLETT ON BASS...'into The Mystic' [thanks Mrsotaviaparauna] by VAN MORRISON and HERE. What a beautiful song. AND, guess who else does it?...Well, it's our friend, SHELLY ELY.
But, this post is mostly about Van Morrison. O.K?
First off, I found out he's from Ireland...Oh...that explains his voice,'s like no one elses...that's it,..I love his 'celtic' sound, kinda mystical and mysterious to me. And, 'Into the Mystic' [thanks Mrsotaviaparauna] fits that sound just right...what I'm trying to say is, well is...ah, it has that quality to it, reminds me of some ancient, olde English-Irish poetry.
Morrison's sound has been described as a mixture of gospel, blues, soul, jazz, rock, transendental, mystical, folk and celtic by many others. Here's a quote from WIKIPEDIA...."  Morrison is widely considered by many rock historians to be one of the most unusual and influential vocalists in the history of rock and roll."
I read that Van Morrison has won over 6 Grammys in the years we have been enjoying his tunes, has won BRIT AWARD for OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION to MUSIC,  and been placed in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME and SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME. He was born in 1945 and has been doing music since the '50's. Of course, he sings, plays guitar, but also, did you know?...the  keyboards, saxaphone, drums, harmonica and ukulele....and, has done many live performances, as well as recordings with these other instruments.
He's 79 today in 2014 and is still performing two or three times a week. But, sorry to say all the performances are over in Europe, go HERE. Jan

Tunes BARTLETT's working up this week..per MY request, pretty please Sweetheart. Thanks Shelly for these....and more Van Morrison stuff too.

1.] INTO THE MYSTIC, by Van Morrison, from Mrsotaviaparauna
2.] BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE, by Bonnie Raitt, from BonnieRaittVEVO
3.] CHECK OUT HER MAMA, by Johnny Winters, from Jones Smith
4.] TO LOVE SOMEBODY, by Janis Joplin, from cavettbiter
5.] BROWN EYED GIRL, by Van Morrison, from Bryan Johansen
6.] TUPELO HONEY, by Van Morrison, from Phescador
7.] THE HEALING GAME, by Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, from Miido06
8.] BABY, PLEASE DON'T GO, by Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, from silasouren
9.] GLORIA, by Van Morison, John Lee Hooker, from smokydogjoe
10.] SOMETIMES WE CRY, by Van Morrison, from SuperBigfish3
11.] THE LAST WALTZ, CARAVAN, by Van Morrison, from BastiVineta

Getting 'Sauced' At THE PIG BAR Last Night...JAZZ And Pig...Delicious

by pedroreyna cc, see link
You know, I just love great live music...JAZZ with my BBQed pig and that rich drippy, messy kinda BBQ sauce, don't you? So, last night was especially special at THE PIG BAR in Olympia, WA. You should have been there, with the appreciating crowd that came out last night. There was jazz and pig ALL together last night mind you, my personal can I lose, or you either, anyway?
Well, we can't that's all. The music started at 8 o'clock, went 'til 10. There was some really fine jazz played last night, all from THE D.C. JAZZ QUARTET. That's DON COHEN/vocals, DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar, MARK STOUT/trombone and of course, my Steve BARTLETT ON BASS. They'll be at The Pig Bar again next Tuesday, is that April 21st?...I think that's the right date...anyway, remember each Tuesday night. O.K?...At The Pig Bar......FOR JAZZ. And, I'll be there,...wouldn't miss it.
Oh, By the way...I heard cheering more than once last night.
For those with their own easy, gentle, slow ramp to the bar upstairs [where the band is] is all ready from the restaurant part of The Pig Bar, called SOUTHBAY BBQ. I had no problems at all. Bathrooms are BIG and wheelchairs and people can get inside all at the same time. Come on out and see the show, have some food and a cold beer if you's the MENU. I know Tuesday is Taco night plus BBQ too. Kitchen's open 'til 9 pm. Jan

WHERE: THE PIG BAR or SOUTHBAY BBQ, Tuesday nights, 8 to 10 pm
              619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-6900

PHOTO CREDIT: pedroreyna cc

Sunday, April 13, 2014

'Turkeys and Spring Has Sprung'...BBQing With BLUZZZ Queen SHELLY ELY

'MOD Jazz' 2008, by J.A. Rose-Bartlett cc, see below
Hey, it's spring after all,  isn't it? Feels like it during the day alright, but sure chills down in the evenings and nights...we still need our wood stove. AND, Since it's spring and all Steve went and bought 4 baby turkeys last week...little itty-bitty beautiful golden colored ones [they were only 1 day old]. So, guess what? We're turkey foster parents for awhile as those chicks grow some golden feathers, and they just love that wood stove at night. But, not only that, Steve fusses over them alittle, [me too] and we give them warm hot water bottles during night. They seem to love it and we think that they'd stay warm enough without the stove. If you decide to try this at home. [Oh yea, Shelly has two chickens she doesn't need and is giving them to us. Steve was talking to our chickens this morning...telling them to be nice to the two new hens that will be here later this week.]
Guess where we were yesterday...? We were at MS. BLUZZZ herself....SHELLY ELY's house. There were lotsa music folks there that I didn't know...BUT, Let me tell you who I recognized and got to 'mingle' with...well, O.K., friends that came over and said 'Hi' and I got a BIG hug,....let's see, there was, of course, SHELLY ELY/vocals and SHERYL CLARK/sax, KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums [looks good], smiling DYLAN LANNY ENGLAND/drums, TOM MURPHY/drums was quiet, TERRY JAE/bass had a good time,  DAVE BRAY/guitar was smiling, always beautiful 'Mojo' or MARY JO TRYHOLM /vocals, and Steve BARTLETT ON BASS, who was jumping up and down, you know, that kinda happy dance he does when he's playing and loving the music with lotsa folks that he knows, that he'd played with over the years, that I didn't know...two or three keyboard people, another sax, a harp player, at least three more guitsarists, several onlookers, a few dogs,..a big bonfire to keep warm,[it was really needed when the sun went down]...AND all kinds of food. I ate too much and had a great time...the music was excellent, and not too loud. Nice to see so many friends smiling and having so much fun together. Jan
ABOUT PHOTO: I took this photo of Bartlett/bass, Kenny WilliamSon/drums, Shelly Ely/vocals and Martin Salinas/guitar/vocals in 2008 at the now closed LIQUID SOUL COFFEE ROASTERs in McKenna, WA. See HERE. Jan
Here's our friend SHELLY ELY from YOUTUBE.

1.] OUT OF THE RAIN, by Shelly Ely in Big Nasty, from also our friend Merri Sutton...recorded at THE SWISS in Tacoma.
2.] I'D RATHER GO BLIND, by Shelly Ely, from blindlemonflanelhead....Shell does alot of Etta James, and this was recorded at UNCLE SAM's in Spanaway, Steve plays there next month.
3.] SMALL POTATOES, by Shelly Ely in Big Nasty, from Merri Sutton.....Shelly did this yesterday. Jan

Thursday, April 10, 2014

'Yawn'.Tonight,.I'm Going To Bed Early....'Oh Look....There's More JAZZ Tonight In Olympia At RYMTHM AND RYE

Steve and Jan Rose-Bartlett
O.K....Grab your ax, let's go...BARTLETT ON BASS will be making an appearance tonight,[me too] at the new RYMTHM AND RYE, you know, it's the formerly THE ROYAL LOUNGE in Olympia, WA., that's downtown at 311 North Capital. They're having a JAZZ jam tonight. We don't know the exact time that all the fun starts yet...but, there's food there...I just know it. BUT, what kind of food? Who knows?...I'm sure it's just delicious. O.K? This place has just changed owners...remember everything's still new...the food, the start times for music...but, NOT the music..
i remember, 'the Royal' has an easy access for you guys who need stairs..yeah. It is a big open room with a bar, easy to get around, dance floor with lotsa people on it and a big stage There was a sound man too when Steve BARTLETT ON BASS played there with CARA CLARKE-POWERS/vocals and STEFAN ABUAN/guitar and a guest drummer DARLENE JONES in the band 'BE HEAR' way back in October, 2009. See HERE and a BUMP KITCHEN Party At The Royal Lounge, with MY [Yes, Jan, it was a long time ago]] darn drum machine HERE.
Anyway, we're going tonight, probably early. AND, Steve'll play AND since it;s a jam maybe, just maybe...I ah I'll get a dance or two with MY bassman. I laughed so hard this morning when I caught him practicing his SMOOTH 'Mr. Boombastic-Beanbastic' dancing's 'Waa-Laa' [spell?] MR. BARTLETTBASTIC, go  HERE
See you tonight sometime....let's say, ah..8ish Be sure and bring your ax. it's a jam. O.K? It'll be fun. Jan
WHERE: RYHTHM AND RYE [ pssst...The old Royal Lounge]
              311 NORTH CAPITAL
               OLYMPIA, WA ...that's all I's new

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Smooth JAZZ Was Great Last Night...Having Fun At THE PIG BAR

THE PIG BAR, see links
O.K....I'm giving you a full report on last night's jazz gig at DICKERSON's SOUTHBAY BBQ or just SOUTHBAY BBQ...or also known as THE PIG BAR.

It was cool, smooth with a happy crowd.... We [Steve and I] got there early, and the ramp to get upstairs for everyone with their own wheels was easy, gentle, wide AND smooth...or NO problem at all. The bathrooms big enough for wheelchairs with people at the same time [I know] come out and see this place, you guys that need special considerations It was worth the effort, time and besides it was fun too. O.K?
 THE D.C JAZZ QUARTET will all be there again next Tuesday night from 8 to 10 pm, so that's a good time to show up and have a few cold beers, or some drinks, tacos or awesome BBQed pig, chicken, know. MENU here AND listen to some wonderful jazz all at the same time.
 The jazz was a hit, with BARTLETT ON BASS smiling the whole night. [I love to see that. Jan] D.R./tenor sax came in and sat in for a few tunes, thanks D.R., as well as SCOTT SANDERS/percussion. Steve and I have known Sanders for almost 20 years. A big pleasure and unexpected surprise for us both, and, thank you too Scott. Our Country singer friend, DON SUNN wants to hear great jazz, and will be there next week. BARTLETT talked to him this morning, after getting a frantic message from him last night when we got home...wondering where we were?...Just remember,... 619 Legion, downtown's got a pink neon Pig lit up over the door and delicious BBQed pig inside that door [we had a BBQed pulled pork sandwich...yes, delicious] can't miss it...see photo above.
BUT, I have to say...there was one little tiny-whiny [spell?] disappointment last night, I hate to mention it, but...I didn't dance at all last night, guess, I was just worn out from so much practicing yesterday afternoon at home. Read more HERE  Next time, I'll plan better...'cause I've learned some really SMOOTH moves from Mr. Boombastic or was it Mr. Beanbastic? Anyway, I was all worn out.
Members of this jazz foursome are..... Vocals/Don Cohen's FACEBOOK Page, guitar/Daven Tillinghast's FACEBOOK page, trombone/Mark Stout's FACEBOOK page, and BARTLETT ON BASS. They're known as the 'D.C. JAZZ QUARTET'. Watch for them O.K?'ll have a great jazz time . Jan

WHERE: THE PIG BAR or SOUTHBAY BBQ or DICKERSON's SOUTHBAY BBQ, 8 to 10 pm., Tuesday nights 
              619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-6900

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Tonight's The Night....MY Night Out With My Sweetheart, Jazz AND Perhaps Some Dancing?

by Dicktay2000 cc, see link
'Ole ,You know, it's good to get out and get some excersize, my Doctor recommends it everytime I check in with her. 'Keep your body moving'....she says. 'O.K. Doc',...Tonight, Tuesday, April 8th, BARTLETT ON BASS's doing jazz and I'm going with him, yea...slow and smooth jazz. What? Did I say 'slow and SMOOTH' jazz? Yes, that's what I said.
Well, that reminded me of a video I saw recently...that had some slow and SMOOTH dancing. I haven't danced for years...'GEE, that'd be fun'...I, while my Sweetheart bassman gos over some of the tunes we'll ALL enjoy tonight here at home, I'm gonna be practicing my 'dancing'. After all, Steve's on stage anyway...AND, he loves to see me having fun, when I get to go out with him. Let's see...where did I see that SMOOTH dancing video again?
Oh Yea...It's Mr. almost...I mean 'Mr. Beanbastic' [thanks tejubhai1996] this is what the video page says: " Uploaded on Apr 28, 2009
This is a composition of Mr. Bean Videos on the song Mr. Boombastic By Shaggy" get your dancing shoes on...ready? Let's watch together. Jan.

Well, where's the smooth and slow jazz tonight, anyway? At SOUTHBAY BBQ [The Pig Bar] in Olympia, that's 619 Legion, downtown Olympia, from 8 to 10 pm. See you there. Jan

WHERE: SOUTHBAY BBQ, 8 to 10 pm.
 619 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 943-6900

PHOTO CREDIT: Dicktay2000 cc


Just got ALL the news: Members of this band are DON COHEN/vocals, DAVEN TILLINGHAST/guitar, MARK STOUT/trombone and BARTLETT ON BASS....see ya there. News release from Daven Tillinghast, flyer from Don Cohen...Great job. Jan
Daven Tillinghast

Don Cohen


Southbay Dickerson's BBQ presents Taco Night featuring live music by the Don Cohen Jazz Quartet Tuesdays through April. Come enjoy delicious food cooked slow and low while Don Cohen soulfully interprets timeless classics, accompanied by Daven Tillinghast on guitar, Steve Bartlett on bass, and Mark Stout on trombone. Dinner special is chicken or pork tacos $1.50 each, margaritas $5. Band plays from 8-10pm, free admission, 21 and over. Southbay Dickerson's BBQ is located at 619 Legion Way Olympia, WA 98501. For more info call (360) 943-6900, or visit
Mark Stout

The DC Jazz Quartet
619 Legion Way SE, OLY 98501
PHOTO CREDITS: Got photos from Don Cohen's FACEBOOK Page, Daven Tillinghast's FACEBOOK page, Mark Stout's FACEBOOK page, BARTLETT ON BASS's photo on this page. Jan

Monday, April 07, 2014

Always A BIG Man...'Our' MICKEY ROONEY Dies At Age 93

 classic film scans cc
Heard some sad news today, actor MICKEY ROONEY and HERE died yesterday Sunday, April 7th. He was 93 years old, died at home of 'natural causes'. Rooney became a very popular teenage charactor actor in the 30's. Seems he was loved by everyone. Found this story from THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, but, there are several online news sites covering this news about Rooney.
Here's a quote from the Chicago tribune, as I said, everyone loved him and his acting and musical talent...." He was undoubtedly the most talented actor that ever lived. There was nothing he couldn't do," actress Margaret O'Brien said in a statement".
His parents were in vaudeville and Mickey's first on stage appearance was at 18 months of age.
Famous for his roles in 'National Velvet' [thanks historycomestolife], 'Boy's Town' [thanks ,Movieclips Classic Trailers] 'The Black Stallion' and 'Babes In Arms' [ thanks ClassicM]...I always loved his movies as a child and teenager. I remember him singing with JUDY GARLAND and HERE , and will find a video and post it.
Mickey Rooney's popularity reached all mother had met him in the '40's in Reno, Nevada, where she worked in a club. She always mentioned that fact when we saw him in his, he seemed like our very own Mickey Rooney somehow. He was friendly and polite to Mom, she was so impressed by this, always calling him a BIG caring man. Thank you Mickey, Jan
Here's a video from YOUTUBE with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland singing together called 'MGM Musical Comedy Sketch' [ thanks TheManThatGetsAway]. This is what the video page says: " Published on Feb 17, 2013
 Show # 1"

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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.