Daily Archives: December 4, 2006 7:40 am

Slow tendus Malcolm Williamson – Blue Moon


This is day 4 in my Dance Inspirations Advent Calendar (II)

Why Blue Moon and Malcolm Williamson? It’s simple. When I first met and worked with Malcolm in Angoulême in 1982, I was enthusing to him one day about the popular music of the 30s and 40s, which I said I thought was a golden age in music. ‘Really?’ he asked, in an astonished voice. I thought I’d made the most awful faux pas. Here I was with the Master of the Queen’s Musick saying that I thought The Girl in the Upstairs Flat and the Flat Foot Floogie were symbols of a golden age in music. What was I thinking of?

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