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War and Peace

The Jam Session review 25 June -

At a rough count, this is Jam Session review No 984. Each week we bash out about one and a bit pages of drivel, masquerading as meaningful reportage. If it were any more misleading, we could get a job at the Herald Sun. One does wonder whether Leo Tolstoy sat down and pondered the 1224 pages that became his magnum opus War and Peace before he started. These reviews are now about the same length as it turns out. We surpassed Gone With The Wind quite some time ago, which was an appealingly appropriate title. Perhaps we should have settled for going with the wind, but no, we had to get the strings on board as well.

So... around 17 musos turned up, amongst them Martin, Bruce, and Mark on drums, Adam Fforde on bass, Ruby, Deb, Angeline, Chrissie Manetta and Lisbeth Jacobsen on vocals; meself, Malcolm, The Good Captain, Keith and Michael Holt all leaving the guitar playing to Neville, Mike, Roger and Mike the Pom.

Were any of them any good, I hear you ask? No, some were all brilliant, at least by their own estimation... and a splendid mid-wintery sort of session ensued - all beer and gossip as outside got darker and colder.. First up, Adam Fforde on bass made a lot of the singers sound good. Malcolm and Ruby put up an engaging version of My Funny Valentine, Deb sang Only Trust Your Heart beautifully, and the honours of the day go to Lisbeth, who got on top of her charts and sang up a storm. More to come, we hope.

Even Leo Tolstoy would have been impressed...

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