Alternate Title: The Groover gets back in the groove
Last night was a music fest
Down the A23 to Brighton for a master-blaster class with the best
blue-eyed soul boy on this side of the Atlantic
Step up to the mike James Hunter
This cat has all the moves
Totally unfazed by the largely geriatric audience the wailer
from Essex belted out his big hits…..
…..obviously that is a relative term !
Curiously the one song the audience craved…..
The one song the crowd called out for…..
…..was a sweet little number called ‘Carina’
Said song was duly delivered and then the crowd called
out for more……….
Now this is a great song with a lilting melody but again !
Then I noticed that the folk shouting out ‘Carina’ were all men
Then I remembered I was in Brighton ! ! !
James rocked the place….
He did all those Chuck Berry style duck-walks
He did the splits
He did this cossack thing
He had it all going on
Not bad for a 51 year old with more bad habits than an abandoned
For my money his throaty voice is better than old Rod’s
The title of this post refers to the venue…..
The Concorde 2 is a Victorian building in the lee of the cliffs facing
It’s not very big and that makes it very intimate
The G.-man and his moll pitched up and grabbed a couple
of the pound seats right in front of the stage…..
And then the fun ensued
‘Carina’ did get the loudest cheer of the night
‘Minute by minute’ was absolutely brilliant
Then when the curtain was lowered on another fun-filled excursion
Giuletta whooshed home…..
…..and when the lights went out the G.-man dreamed about Carina