Time for Reminiscing: Sammy Rimington at The Black Bottom Club

Whenever I can find the time, I enjoy delving into and even relaunching my earlier Jazz&Jazz YouTubes. This one is very special. A flashback to Sammy at The Black Bottom Club in Northampton on 15th March, 2014.

Special because when Sammy and Louise saw me arrive, Louise asked me if I would like to join her table front of stage. Politely I declined because I wanted to move around and film some of the numbers. But I will not forget that hospitality.

It wasn’t easy filming at The Black Bottom Club because that’s how it tends to be, darkish if not “black”, with dimmed lighting. So I’ve re-edited this version of one of the YouTubes I filmed on the night to compensate – resulting in a rather psychedelic but not unpleasing effect. Mike Owen had just returned to the UK.

I hope you enjoy it.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

(Photos & YouTubes © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

PS I’ve just heard from a reliable source that Sammy has abandoned touring the UK with his full band and will perform with a trio this year.



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  1. Norm888 says:

    Peter Bledge has Sammy playing on 28th. May at the Clubhouse Bar at Crichton Dumfries. Young and excellent pianist Ian Wynne I know will be playing in the backing band. Tickets are £12.00 Call 01387 265859 for more information and tickets. Cheers Norman

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  3. George smyth says:

    Speaking of Ian Wynne, I had him playing a couple of years ago with the Rae Bros jazz band at the East Belfast Jazz Club. He was fantastic. It would be nice to have him and the band back again. However, falling numbers attending and the costs of air fares make it almost impossible. I do everything possible to keep our type of jazz alive. I will keep trying

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