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    Default Hugh Laurie sings the Blues

    Have just seen an excellent programme on British TV, following Hugh Laurie's trip across the States in homage to the Blues and Professor Longhair, culminating in a performance on the Queen Mary where Professor Longhair was recorded performing in the 1970s. En route across the country, he visited a very famous music store in Chicago - the name of which escapes me - and ... yes ... he bought a ukulele! If you get a chance to catch this programme - in a series called "Perspective" and titled "Copper Bottom Blues", it is well worth watching.
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    Oh missed that. What channel, when?
    He has great blues album out also, plays the piano rather well!

    Oh, found it on ITV player, avilable for another 28 days or so.

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    And watched it!
    Chicago Music Exchange.
    Didn't really see him play the uke.
    Well worth a watch.
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    I found it on the youtube but wasn't super quality but it was ok.
    Hugh Laurie is a pretty funny guy.

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    Was the music store Lyon and Healy?
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    Hi Steve,

    It was definitely a shop - not a factory. It could have been the Chicago Music Exchange.
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    He said Chicago Music Exchange
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    Lyon Healy did build harps (maybe still do) in Chicago, and put their name on other instruments for decades. But around here, they're most famous for their giant music store downtown, gone now lo these many years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimousinLil View Post
    Have just seen an excellent programme on British TV, following Hugh Laurie's trip across the States in homage to the Blues and Professor Longhair, culminating in a performance on the Queen Mary where Professor Longhair was recorded performing in the 1970s. En route across the country, he visited a very famous music store in Chicago - the name of which escapes me - and ... yes ... he bought a ukulele! If you get a chance to catch this programme - in a series called "Perspective" and titled "Copper Bottom Blues", it is well worth watching.
    hey Lil

    this was screened on the ABC in Australia a couple of months ago too. Yes, I agree, it was fantastic, as much for the historiography as the performances of the old jazz and blues classics.

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    Loved Hugh Laurie in Wooster and Jeeves. Great comedy.

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