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Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)

09 Apr 04 - 09:49 PM (#1158354)
Subject: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

JACK HUDSON HaS as great a voice for country music and Americana as Pavarotti has for opera -plus he's a terrific acoustic guitarist. Any suggestions how we can tell the world about him


10 Apr 04 - 10:23 AM (#1158493)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Flash Company

Is this the Jack Hudson from Merseyside who I recall singing 'Did you see John Hurt' with brilliant guitar, it seems like an awful long time ago!

FC


10 Apr 04 - 01:16 PM (#1158600)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Sooz

He was guest at our club about 18 months ago and was excellent.


10 Apr 04 - 02:49 PM (#1158682)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,T.N.C.

I believe Jack is from derbyshire. Wh we last booked him for our club he was just as good as when we used to book him getting on for forty years ago


10 Apr 04 - 03:24 PM (#1158706)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Jack is indeed a Derbyshire lad, lives in a place called Kilburn. He still records and does gigs but nowhere near enough. Still the same 'Velvet Gravel' voice and classy guitar-playing. A very nice, self effacing, and HUGELY talented guy. He was a folk-icon in the late-60's & early-70's, played just about everywhere that mattered and made radio appearances, he ranked alongside the best of British artists.

Way back he was a great afficionado of Gordon Lightfoot, Paxton, Kristofferson, Jackson Brown et al. Nowadays he mostly performs self-written material which is a fusion of folk, blues and country, and very good, but if you ask him nicely he'll stick a golden oldie in such as 'Early Mornin' Rain' or 'Me & Bobby McGhee' for old times sake.

I'm very proud to say that he kindly gave me one of his songs, 'Driftwood and Nails', which I perform as often as possible.

If you're a club organiser, BOOK THE GUY! He's still a great performer. His website is:

http://www.jackhudson.co.uk

(Tried to make a Blue Clicky but it didn't work - sorry!)

Johnny :0)


10 Apr 04 - 03:32 PM (#1158714)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: katlaughing

Hmmm...wonder if he's any relation? We're a very musical family.:-)

katneehudson


10 Apr 04 - 03:38 PM (#1158723)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

And he was recently in Peter Kaye's 'Phoenix Nights'. Played the detective in the spoof 'Crimewatch' scene.
Johnny :0)


11 Apr 04 - 03:39 AM (#1159055)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Refresh


11 Apr 04 - 04:30 AM (#1159063)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

I suppose the thing that did it for me was when Roger Brooks died last year. Suddenly it hit me that these people aren't going to be around for ever .. You think somehow their turn will come - but it never does.

Every night and all day the corporate crap oozes out of the tv and radio. surely nowadays when the technology is so comparatively cheap we should have our own tv channels and record companies and radio stations. And I don't mean something like that bloody awful folk roots musics for zulu satirists and Armenian storytellers. I mean the genuinely dispossessed - English folksingers , without major record company interest.

Jack Hudson is one of those artists whose voice is so great it creates a frisson of pleasure from the first note, and where is he on the festival cast lists. Cambridge with all its creative opportunities would be too much to ask - the stage is always too full of clapped out 70's rock and rollers. However what about Stainsby just down the road from where he lives, or half a hundred other folk and acoustic festivals in the midlands.


11 Apr 04 - 04:46 AM (#1159068)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

I had a lot of time for Jack way back when, but I heard him on the radio a few years ago and was disappointed. I felt he was - material-wise - stuck in the past.But maybe he had asked to do some of the more obvious things.


11 Apr 04 - 06:32 AM (#1159094)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

Jack recorded a new album last year. Some absolutely stunning songs that were published by an American publisher almost straightaway - but remain on that publishers shelf. he also had a song in the country airplay charts about two years ago - a comedy song Buster the Line dancing Dawg.

Creatively he is still very much on the ball and you can see him perform, at the Loughborough Acoustic club on May 20th. You won't be disappointed.


11 Apr 04 - 10:11 AM (#1159194)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

WLD - will you PM me with details of Jack's Loughborough gig please? Don't get to see him too often nowadays.
Johnny :0)


12 Apr 04 - 06:02 PM (#1160222)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

I've heard Jack play that song. As you say brilliant. From Derbyshire though I'm sure he has played in Merseyside and most other places.

Thanks for replying


23 Apr 04 - 03:59 PM (#1169290)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Howard Coleman

Jack Hudson will be playing at The Doghouse in Loughborough on Thursday May 20th 2004. The venue is great and the sound will be spot on. How to find it: The Doghouse is down the left hand side of The Greyhound which is on Nottingham Road. Follow any signs for Nottingham in the town and you are bound to go past it. It is on the right hand side of Nottingham Road on the way out of town. If you pass the railway station you have gone too far. There is a small car park and a few side streets nearby to park in. Hope that helps. howard@acousticnotes.org.uk


24 Apr 04 - 04:37 AM (#1169554)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

I would strongly recommend anyone who lives within a drivable distance of Loughborough to get down to the The Doghouse and get an earful of Jack. He's one of Britain's best-kept secrets - a great performer and a truly nice guy.
Johnny :0)


29 Apr 04 - 04:42 AM (#1173856)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,SAM &MALCOLM

We have loved Jack's music for years. Went to see him in Sandbach 2 days ago. His songs are just so sensitive to experiences we have all had and his voice so strong. Have too many favourites to name but Driftwood and Nails and If I could only fly never fail to move and Saying Goodbye brings tears.

He doesn't perform very often now so we have to travel quite a way to see him. Most memorable was when we went to Cheltenham and he was the support for DeCameron. We have ben trying to persuade him to record some of his songs just as he sings them. Agree with you about the festivals. Would love to see him being given a chance. What a talent!


29 Apr 04 - 07:53 AM (#1173955)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Sooz(at work)

Strollin' Johnny's version of Driftwood and Nails is excellent too!


29 Apr 04 - 10:35 AM (#1174060)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

You old flatterer! I'm flattered!
:0)


29 Apr 04 - 10:55 AM (#1174068)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Sooz (at work)

Less of the old!


29 Apr 04 - 11:05 PM (#1174593)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

Amazing! a dj who actually played a track by the sublimely talented Jack Hudson.
Well done tonight Iain Anderson of BBC Radio Scotland. Would that we had more of Iain's discernment and good taste ! A great show channel 866 on the sky box.


03 May 04 - 05:17 PM (#1177140)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Sam

Hi
Jack is appearing at the Brewtown Folk Club, Star & Garter, Grange St.
Burton-on Trent on Friday 28 May 2004.
Spread the word!

Cheers

Sam


03 May 04 - 08:57 PM (#1177323)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

Terrific news, can I book a floor spot. I'll be there anyway!


04 May 04 - 12:30 PM (#1177489)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: breezy

strollin j ,would you be so good as to include this song of Jacks on your visit to St Albans

Saw Jack long ago in Truro, he sand City of New O and Iliked him for that

I'ld be an organiser who would be interested in him.
Please let him know.


04 May 04 - 01:09 PM (#1177533)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Breezy, it's already on the list! Looking forward to it.
Jack's website is http://www.jackhudson.co.uk (sorry, blue-clicky-maker won't work for me) and I think you can contact him from there.

Johnny :0)


04 May 04 - 06:19 PM (#1177854)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,SAM

I sent a request to Iain Anderson to play another JAck Hudson song and not only did he read out the E mail but he also -played "If I could only fly!!! " You can replay this by going to radio Scotland u

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radioscotland.shtml

then going to Iain Anderson clicking on Monday. He plays JAck at approx 1hour 28 minutes into programme.

Enjoy


05 May 04 - 04:59 AM (#1178265)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

I will do that directly Breezy. Many thanks. I know Jack will be pleased to hear from any other club organisers out there. I'm sure their audiences will knocked out by the astonishing depth and richness of his singing voice, brilliant guitar accompaniments, ace song writing and totally cool choice of material.


05 May 04 - 05:04 AM (#1178269)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: breezy

wld thanks

have you seen the web site

find it via www.folk4all.net


05 May 04 - 04:28 PM (#1178799)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: tooligan

Saw Jack while with the RAF in Bruggen in the mid seventies. Often wondered if he was still about. Just waiting to hear him on the Iain Anderson Show. My favourite song was Searching For the Dolphins which made the hairs on the back of the neck stand on end. Going to get his album


06 May 04 - 02:47 PM (#1179575)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

the albun can't be had in the shops unfortunately. One of you record distributors out there take note! I'll get Jack to contact you tooligan


12 May 04 - 06:15 PM (#1184208)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: tooligan

Thanks I'd like that Weelittledrummer


27 May 04 - 01:22 PM (#1195218)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,a very old mate

Interesting to see peoples comments about Jack Hudson, I can recall the Cambridge (Folk)Festival from back in the 80s when he did a spot in the club tent, the only time they would give him to perform was 4 in the afternoon to an audiance of 10! The rest of the night was full of talentless 3 chord time wasters.
For some reason there was a reluctance to book Jack at the more local clubs and most of his gigs you would have to travel if you wanted to see him.
If ever there was a waste of pure talent then he has to be at he top of the list! Partly down to his stubborn believes and partly down to pure bad luck.
Jack would always play at my old folk club at least 3 times a year & the number of new songs he taught me is beyond my recall, Guy Clark, Jimmy Buffet, Lightfoot,Van Zant the list could fill this page.
In November 2000 I went to Toronto to see Lightfoot at Massey Hall,whilst there I took a copy of Jacks new CD to Lightfoots office, I went in the afternoon and Lightfoot had been there that morning    (again bad luck) I left a copy and requested he listened to the quality of the songs.As far as I know there was never any come back but at least I tried.Jacks own songs are true to life experiences for I know for a fact he has had some very hard times, I think that is why his own penned songs have depth and reality to them. Not seen or heard Jack for a couple of years now but hope to put that right in the very near future.Jack shares a passion for quality American guitars and many a night we used to sit and play, sometimes til dawn
or til the whisky bottle was empty.None of us are getting any younger
"oh to have sung another song on Susans Floor"


27 May 04 - 03:00 PM (#1195292)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Dave4Guild

I should be able to get to the Brewtown tomorrow. I first met Jack about 36 years ago!! Met him many, many times for some years, but haven't seen him for ages.
I assume he's still got his Epiphone Texan - it was his trademark at the time, together with his wonderful laugh and terrific voice.
I can't wait to see him again. I'll bring my old Guild D55,'cos he used to love playing it, tho' since I'm not known at the club, I may not get a spot!

Dave Bennett


27 May 04 - 05:59 PM (#1195403)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

sadly I won't be able to make it - I've got an angiogram tomorrow and I can't drive after it.

My god Dave Bennett there too - I remember you playing at Dave sampsons club at the Roebuck in Erdington - you were pretty flash even in those days. Do you remember that night - there was Mick Stuart and the New Modern Idiot Grunt Band. I ordered a guitar off Rob Armstrong not long after

I'd give a lot to be there tomorrow.

all the best for a great night


28 May 04 - 04:31 AM (#1195699)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Stewie

wld, if you want to tell "the world" about this bloke, it might be a good start to indicate the details of any CDs he may have recorded and where they may be purchased. My interest has been aroused, but a search of CDNOW, Tower Records etc comes up with zilch.

--Stewie.


28 May 04 - 05:04 AM (#1195716)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Dave, Jack does still have the 'Epi', but you're unlikely to see it tonight - he regards it as too precious to take to gigs nowadays. Will you wish him all the best from John (Gainsborough) please? I'd like to be there but it's a long drive plus it's our club night tonight.

Stewie - look at Jack's website, just do a search on Jack Hudson (I haven't got the hang of blue clickies yet, sorry). His latest album's on there, but his old albums (Headlights & Footlights is the one I remember, but there are others) have gone the way of all flesh now.

When will the world wake up to this guy?

Johnny :0)


28 May 04 - 11:05 AM (#1195944)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Amos

Jack Hudon's website


28 May 04 - 12:02 PM (#1195984)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

It works too! Thanks Amos.
J :0)


29 May 04 - 03:35 PM (#1196636)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Hollowfox

I *thought* this name was familiar. Back about 1977 or 78 he crashed at my basement apartment in Albany, New York, and I gave him a ride to a gig at the Chelsea House coffeehouse in Brattleboro, Vermont. I'd often wondered how things turned out for him. He probably won't remember me, but send him my regards, when any of you folks see him. (Back then I was Mary Linebaugh.)


29 May 04 - 04:25 PM (#1196669)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Jack Hudson.

Dear Mary,
I do indeed remember you, your place and your kind hospitality.
I was very grateful then and still am and tried to 'pass it on', as you told me to.
I'd never seen snowfall like it, on the way to The Chelsea House. You must recall, we had to stay over and had a careful but beautiful drive back the following day.
Thanks again Mary. Take care, hope you and yours are well and happy.
Love. Jack.


30 May 04 - 03:06 PM (#1197193)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

The country programme on saga FM just did an interview with Jack and played two numbers


30 May 04 - 03:14 PM (#1197200)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

WLD - any more info? Is it listenable via the BBC website?
Johnny :0)


30 May 04 - 03:16 PM (#1197202)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Just realised that's a daft question - presumably it's not a BBC station! Wot a plonker! (LOL)
J :0)


30 May 04 - 03:50 PM (#1197231)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

No I got him on 104.1 cos I live in the midlands - if you're interested - I taped the ten minutes about Jack - I'll send you a copy. I believe Saga have a website - which I've never seen- perhaps they will play some more if we ask
contact me
d.whittle@ntlworld.com
with your address


31 May 04 - 01:59 AM (#1197495)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

WLD, I've PM'd you. Thanks. :0)


31 May 04 - 01:02 PM (#1197696)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,an old mate

not heard any reaction or comments from the Brewhouse folk club last Friday, who went?


31 May 04 - 01:52 PM (#1197725)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

I bet Jack was


31 May 04 - 03:07 PM (#1197765)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Dave4Guild

I went with Brenda, as I promised. Jack was brilliant, as I expected, and the whole evening was very friendly; fewer people than I might have expected but these Bank Holiday weekends are unpredictable, as any folk club organiser can tell you!
Well done to the Brewtown Club.
Couldn't have been made more welcome.

Regards

Dave'n Brenda


02 Jun 04 - 05:58 AM (#1198358)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,an old mate

Just as I thought, the story never changes, so many people out there shouting the praises of this guy but can't be bothered to get off their butts to go and support him.

If you want to wait til he's playing on your doorstep you may have to wait a long time.I would have thought the Brewhouse club would have been full, it's not that big a room.

OK lets be possitive, if a Jack Hudson concert was to be organised say for October 2004 somewhere in the Midlands how many people would commit to going and maybe bringing 2 or 3 people with them?
This would give 4 months to organise and get the word round.I would be prepared to organise and finance this if there is enough support, maybe we can arrange for a recording of the concert to be taped to satisfy those out there wanting an actual CD of Jack doing his songs in an as he performs them format.
Hopefully we could invite club organisers to come and see just how good Jack Hudson is.

This could be a way we could all help to get Jack the recogniion he justly deserves.

I await your comments.


04 Jun 04 - 06:58 PM (#1200650)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Malcolm Bishop

Hi "Old Mate"
Sounds like a good idea to me. Hope it can be arranged. It would certainly be very interesting to get together with a crowd of Jack's friends and supporters.(I suppose someone had better ask him if he's interested!)
I saw him at the Brewtown Club last friday and his Sandbach gig a few weeks ago. Both excellent
I was a resident singer at the New Xpress music venue near my home here in Dorset for many years and Jack was a regular guest. Sadly declining attendance led to closure 2 years ago. Now I have to travel to see him but more than happy to do it whenever possible.
He's in Eastbourne on 4 August. Only a 200 mile round trip this time!
Regards

Malcolm


05 Jun 04 - 02:24 AM (#1200818)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

I phone Jack and keep him informed of the thread and and any developments. It would be nice if somehow we could translate our good wishes for this great artist into gaining him some kind of recognition.

it is difficult to commit to a gig months in advance at a venue we ain't sure of.

personally I am convinced, he needs either a prominent artist to record one of his songs - either that or exposure of his singing talent at a major festival like Cambridge and I don't mean 10 minutes in the club tent. God knows he deserves that spot on the main stage.

If anybody out these has access to movers and shakers that book Cambridge, Glastonbury or whatever - that is what Jack really needs. as it is they should be bitterly ashamed of neglecting a voice of such stunning beauty.


16 Jun 04 - 12:41 PM (#1208694)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

This thread must not die, keep it alive please


16 Jun 04 - 08:14 PM (#1208974)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

Jack tell me he gave you a date for Ashbourne Festival - when is his hour of glory - shall I call you stumpy, or are you burnt to friends?


17 Jun 04 - 01:05 PM (#1209250)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

He gave me a date but was a bit vague as to what he was doing, Is it a festival and who else is on?
You can call me what you like as long as it's not sweet heart!


20 Jun 04 - 04:44 AM (#1210770)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

More gig information required please


20 Jun 04 - 04:52 AM (#1210778)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

Its at the beresford Hotel. You go to the centre of ashbourne, look for a road out to Buxton and there it is. He is support act to an American. I think I put the details on the Jack Hudson gigs thread. Im not sure how you go about getting tickets. Perhaps the beresford would know.

Also Pete Thom has given him a gig at Mansfield Folk Club which is at The Brown Cow in Mansfield on Tuesday nights. I think it might be near Christmas, but I haven't got the details.

I will post them when i have.


20 Jun 04 - 04:52 AM (#1210779)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Come on you Club Organisers out there, book Jack fer Chrissakes! He may not be as young or pretty as some of the current crop, but what a voice and what a player! He's forgotten more about live performance than most have ever known.

His website is http://www.jackhudson.co.uk

(Sorry, blue clickie-making doesn't work for me) Advice please anyone??


20 Jun 04 - 08:11 AM (#1210848)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

thanks for the info


03 Jul 04 - 11:40 AM (#1218912)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

more info as to where we can see Jack Hudson please


03 Jul 04 - 08:46 PM (#1219078)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

July 23rd Beresford Hotel, Buxton


03 Jul 04 - 08:49 PM (#1219080)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

sorry that should be Beresford Hotel, ASHBOURNE, July 23rd

Go into the centre of ASHBOURNE look for the signs for the Buxton Road and there it is

Can I get rid of that last message I wouldn't want anyone going to the wrong place


04 Jul 04 - 11:53 AM (#1219306)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

thanks for the info


08 Jul 04 - 02:19 PM (#1221546)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

refresh


17 Jul 04 - 05:19 AM (#1227541)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

refresh


17 Jul 04 - 02:07 PM (#1227745)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

Jack Hudson has been just been booked on March 11th 2005 at Market Rasen Folk Club.

He will be very welcome, and I am hoping for a very good turnout to see him.

Thanks Jack


18 Jul 04 - 04:25 AM (#1228060)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

good news


18 Jul 04 - 01:37 PM (#1228244)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

also Mansfield FC 14th December


18 Jul 04 - 01:38 PM (#1228245)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Book me a spot on that night please Villan. Always good to play support to one of the greats.
Johnny :0)


18 Jul 04 - 02:06 PM (#1228273)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Is that the Brown Cow?


18 Jul 04 - 02:08 PM (#1228275)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

OK Strollin' I have given you a floorspot.


18 Jul 04 - 02:15 PM (#1228279)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Hoorah!!


19 Jul 04 - 06:04 AM (#1228824)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

yes the Brown Cow Mansfield


28 Jul 04 - 07:48 AM (#1235435)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

refresh


28 Jul 04 - 04:53 PM (#1235801)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

I was very proud to sing Jack's song "Driftwood and Nails" on BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Folk Program tonight. Not as good as Jack does it, but it gave me the chance to give him a plug!
J :0)


28 Jul 04 - 05:04 PM (#1235812)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

Yes but you got 0 out of 10 for not saying that he was coming to Market Rasen Folk Club :-)


28 Jul 04 - 05:22 PM (#1235830)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Typical of a non-performer to criticise a performer for forgetting one small detail during a stressful live radio program. Friday's fee just doubled! :0) :0)

Johnny (ROFL)


28 Jul 04 - 05:28 PM (#1235835)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

Mayday mayday. Blackmail Blackmail
Entrance price just been doubled to pay Strollin' Johnny. Travelling Audience won't like that.

LMAO


29 Jul 04 - 04:11 AM (#1236146)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

details of Market Rasen gig please


29 Jul 04 - 04:58 AM (#1236169)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

burntstump

Click on this link and you should be able to work the rest out for yourself - please note the change of venue.

http://www.marketrasenfolkclub.co.uk


29 Jul 04 - 08:04 AM (#1236240)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

Sorry Villan
can't find any mention of Jack Huson


29 Jul 04 - 08:09 AM (#1236242)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

Oh blimey Burntstump.
I thought I had updated the diary and included 2005.
Thanks for letting me know, I will get that changed.

Anyway I have Booked Jack for March 11th 2005.


29 Jul 04 - 08:10 AM (#1236243)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

And I'm on that night too! Yippee!


29 Jul 04 - 11:20 AM (#1236361)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

LOL


29 Jul 04 - 12:13 PM (#1236406)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

Can I play please, I promise to bring my brand new Blue Thumb Pick.


30 Jul 04 - 03:19 AM (#1236896)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Is it the one I had engraved "Thumb Pick Appears Courtesy Of Strollin' Johnny"? (LOL)


30 Jul 04 - 04:51 AM (#1236944)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

Before I say yes, I refuke all royalty rights and appearance fees.


31 Jul 04 - 04:19 AM (#1237710)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump


20 Sep 04 - 10:44 AM (#1276441)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: GUEST,Capo da Monty

Hi JH fans!
Just thought this thread ought to come out again.
I shall be giving an airing(in darkest Dorset) to a couple of the GREAT MAN's songs..
"When will you call again.." & "Driftwood and Nails"
..when I do a support spot for Vin Garbutt(6 Nov Wimborne Acoustic club)and Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies (14 Nov Fifehead Magdalen Village Hall.
Regards to one and all.

CdM


20 Sep 04 - 12:28 PM (#1276487)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

You're so right CdM, he's a great guy and a great performer. Why don't a few more people wake up to him?


21 Sep 04 - 12:01 PM (#1277406)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

I've wondered about this.

It seems very strange, doesn't it. After all, you and I John we're not bad guitarists - but guitar playing is something you can put there if you work at it.

A voice like Jack's though - its a once in a generation thing. I really think there are a lot of people who aren't picking up their responsibilities in the media etc. and bringing this fine artist to the forefront. In a few years there will be diminishment of those great powers.

Its like we had a Pavarotti or a Paul Robeson in this country and we thought no sod it, we'll put the best of the Smurfs on tonight AGAIN


21 Sep 04 - 12:06 PM (#1277411)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

Well I hope you are going to do a 20 minute floorspot when Jack comes to Market Rasen Folk Club on March the 11th 2005 - weelittledrummer, as well as Strollin' Johnny.


21 Sep 04 - 12:08 PM (#1277413)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Yep, you're right WLD. And, as often happens with great singers, Jack's voice has improved with the years - back in 1970 I'd never have believed it could get any better but it certainly has, and how! Perhaps if he was a 20-year-old, pretty-boy, pale-pink Gareth Gates wannabe he'd have more luck.....................??

It's a shame, too, that his old albums aren't available any longer. Great performances of excellent songs lost for ever.

SJ :0)


21 Sep 04 - 03:06 PM (#1277555)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: wilbyhillbilly

"It's a shame, too, that his old albums aren't available any longer. Great performances of excellent songs lost for ever"

Why should they be, there must be hundreds of people out there with vinyl albums, why can,t someone get permission off Jack to allow them to be transferred to CDs and then decide what to do.

I would gladly do the transferring at zero cost (see vinyltransfer.me.uk) can't do blue clicky things, and this is not an advert for my services, just letting you know this is a genuine offer.

Just a thought anyway.


whb.


22 Sep 04 - 07:19 AM (#1278108)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Big Al Whittle

why thank you whb.
i will let Jack know very soon. perhaps he has got all his recordings.

I believe I have one of his albums in my loft.( The arm fell off my dansette several months ago!)

Thanks for the offer of the floor spot villan - March 11th goes in my diary!

I know you said it's a very small room. i have a couple of baby p.a's- Fender Passport jobs the 150 watt and the 250 watt jobbos.

Would you like that, or my weapon of choice is a 500 watt Peavey thing - which isn't large. However if you fee they are superfluous I will understand.

Don't ask how I got submerged in all this electronica. Its like pornography (they tell me) buy one and you just can't stop yourself......


22 Sep 04 - 09:54 AM (#1278226)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: Strollin' Johnny

Same with guitars, WLD!! :0)


22 Sep 04 - 10:12 AM (#1278243)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

You are booked WLD.

It is accoustic. So you will be able to leave them all behind. If people could hear you at Tattershall, they will be able to hear you at MRFC.

The only time amplification is needed is when I book an artist who is singing all the time professionally, and if they say they want amplification, then I allow it. e.g. Bob Fox & Vin Garbutt.


22 Sep 04 - 01:37 PM (#1278417)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: burntstump

I have 3 of Jacks albums on vinyl all in very good nick.Also live tapes from my old folk club recorded in the 70s.


22 Sep 04 - 02:07 PM (#1278457)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: wilbyhillbilly

I can do tapes too, in fact I cleaned and transferred one recently for katlaughing, it was of her dad, G.L. "Sparky" HUDSON, talk about coincidences.

It would be a very interesting project if it gets off the ground.



whb


22 Sep 04 - 02:19 PM (#1278468)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson
From: The Villan

I seem to remember something about that Wilbyhillbilly.

If I remember rightly, katlaughing was so complimentary about your work.


22 Sep 04 - 02:44 PM (#1278490)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: Leadfingers

Jack Hudson is indeed a superb performer ,but doesnt get down my way often enough . I cant afford to travel silly distances just to help fill a venue for another artist though .


22 Sep 04 - 02:45 PM (#1278493)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: Leadfingers

And I will add a post just for the hell of it - gettin as sad as some of the 'Ullites


27 Jan 05 - 02:23 AM (#1390014)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: GUEST,Mems

I believe I met Jack some 30 years ago when he was playing in Fort William, Scotland. My sister and I were holidaying from Australia and were in Fort William for the two weeks he played there. We got to know him pretty well but have not stayed in touch. I recently came across a photo of us together. I'd love to contact him. Any suggestions?


27 Jan 05 - 03:39 AM (#1390038)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

check your PMs or send me one with your contact details


29 Jan 05 - 08:08 AM (#1392171)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

new cd soon


21 Feb 05 - 02:52 PM (#1416646)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

Jack is playing Gainsborough folk club on 1st April 2005,a great venue, be there.


21 Feb 05 - 04:04 PM (#1416702)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: Strollin' Johnny

I most definitely will. Will the new acoustic CD be on sale??
S:0)


22 Feb 05 - 03:29 AM (#1417136)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

I doubt it, taking longer than expected, you know what these super stars are like, always seeking perfection.I keep telling Jack, does it matter that your guitar is out of tune.
Seriously, we hope to have it in the bag and on release by May.


23 Feb 05 - 03:43 AM (#1418407)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

Jack is gigging in Scotland for a week,


23 Feb 05 - 07:41 AM (#1418550)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: GUEST,Don Hudson (singer song writer from Mich

I'm looking for the song "snowflake" a mother song, is this a Jack Hudson song.

   "soon the snowflakes will be falling,
    soon the weather will turn cold.
    We know My mother's now in heaven,
    she's walking on those streets of gold.

    Thanks for any help.


25 Feb 05 - 12:45 PM (#1420821)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

I am quite sure that this is not a Jack Hudson song but I will ask him on his return from Scotland


26 Feb 05 - 03:26 AM (#1421297)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

Did I mention Jack is playing Gainsborough Folk Club on the 1st April


26 Feb 05 - 03:32 AM (#1421300)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: Strollin' Johnny

Some of us know already, fella! :-)
Working hard on whipping up a good crowd, can't wait to hear The Master again.
BTW, heard Dick Gaughan's version of 'Geronimo's Cadillac' on steam radio the other night - they should have played Jack's vastly superior recording. Still a great song though, no matter who's doing it. IMHO.
S:0)


26 Feb 05 - 06:16 AM (#1421354)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

Not heard Geronimo's Cadillac for years, what was the name of the female singer who had some success with it?


02 Mar 05 - 11:41 AM (#1424982)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

Come on who recorded Geronimos Cadillac?


06 Mar 05 - 03:32 AM (#1427835)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump


15 Mar 05 - 03:32 AM (#1435069)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

Jack's new CD is coming together great, all of the songs are self penned, some have never been performed on stage.
Should be released sometime in May.


16 Mar 05 - 04:47 PM (#1436356)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: GUEST,Loughborough Acoustic Club

Just to let you all know that Jack Hudson will be playing at the Loughborough Acoustic Club on 7th April 2005. Full details will be posted on the website in a couple of days have a look here:-

www.LoughboroughAcoustic.org

Jack will be sharing the evening with long time friend and mentor Alan Whittle. For those who may need more info about the gig please call

07970-015314


16 Mar 05 - 07:21 PM (#1436461)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: 14fret

Re; 'Geronimo's Cadillac'. Written by Michael Murphy and .....?
I'm sure the hit here was by Clare Hamill.


17 Mar 05 - 05:20 AM (#1436732)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: Strollin' Johnny

Well there you go! I'd have sworn it was a Jackson Browne song! Must be losing them grey cells faster than I realised! :-)

I'd like to come to Loughborough but it's just too far for a weekday night with work the next day. I shall content myself with Jack, aided and abetted by Al and Burntstump, at Gainsborough in a coupla weeks. Bring 'em on!

S:0)


17 Mar 05 - 07:39 AM (#1436798)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: Big Al Whittle

I'm only there setting up the PA for the man.


25 Mar 05 - 05:41 AM (#1443323)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

And I am only there for the beer


25 Mar 05 - 03:52 PM (#1443757)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: Strollin' Johnny

Don't try the old stunt of leaving your guitars at home guys - I can lend you mine! Ve haf vays of making you perform! :0)


26 Mar 05 - 04:23 AM (#1444081)
Subject: RE: Jack Hudson (singer from Derbyshire)
From: burntstump

less floor singers = more Jack Hudson!