Sunday, 18 October 2009

i saw the lights



for all the poor unfortunates that couldn't get to glorious blackpool for illumination night. it's all a bit shoddy these days if i'm really honest but it was a birthday treat for years and years and there's still the fisherman's friend shiptram that always astounds and just enough magic to turn me titchy again








ray bryant - up above the rock

x

8 comments:

dickvandyke said...

Lovely, our lass.

More a case of 'hallucinations' for me these days.

From Winter Gardens to Pleasure Beach, its all a little musty, tired and spent. I can still hear 'Sunny' as I pass the Manchester. I can still smell the rock being rolled. I can still taste the vinegar on the cockles. I can still touch ... the memories. Oh so many memories.

Davy H said...

Er....happy birthday?? x

Yr Heartout said...

Ally, apologies if I'm stating the bleedin' obvious but it's gotta be an excuse for Vic to do a reprise of his Blackpool number ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltpOx4t0C5U

Alan said...

I've been after that Ray Bryant tune for years. So long that I'd forgotten I was after it. Thank you ever so much.

Your site has introduced me to so many amazing pieces of music so thank you for all of them.

ally. said...

pleasure sweetie - it's a little cracker isn't it

yho - there can never be too much vic round here - i've got that song hiding somewhere from when it was on his myspace so i'll dig it out

dvd - i'll memories you in a minute

dh - ta duckie. there was supposed to a big themed hoohah but i never quite got round to it. there might be a little themed hoohah belatedly
x

spud said...

Blackpool must have been a treat in its heyday.

I've heard Ray Bryant on other people's records but never heard any of his own music before. I like this. Makes me think of sort of stripped down downtempo Ramsey Lewis or something.

ally. said...

it's an old favourite round here - it really gets jumping after a minute or so and jumps me with it
x

JC said...

my old mum and dad went back this year for the first time in about 25 years. They loved it....