13 September 2017

Late Night Proms

I've attended countless Proms concerts over the 12 years I've lived in London, faithfully attending my favourites (like Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade) time and time again, and discovering new pieces and performers every year.  In 2015, I was lucky enough to attend the famous Last Night of the Proms, in 2016 I went to the Proms in the Park in Hyde Park for the first time, and this year I went to one of the nine Late Night Proms featuring alternative music alongside the classical repertoire, which made for a very fun Friday night celebrating Stax Records: 50 Years of Soul.

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I met my mum in South Kensington for drinks and a leisurely dinner before heading over to the Royal Albert Hall for 10.15pm.  The performance was off to a rapturous start with Arthur Conley's Sweet Soul Music sung by Beverley Knight, James Morrison and Sir Tom Jones with backing from Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.  Do you like good music? Yeah, yeah!

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The British trio sang alongside some of the pioneering record label’s surviving artists: Sam Moore, William Bell (looking like a total dude in an all-white suit), Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones on organ and Steve Cropper on guitar.  Founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1957, Stax Records is synonymous with southern soul music and that feelgood blend of funk, gospel and R&B.  The vocalists were clearly having a great time, duetting, riffing off one another, dancing and stomping around the stage to the likes of Private Number, Try a Little TendernessHold On I'm Comin'(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay, 634-5789 and Soul Man.  It was hit after hit after hit, and ended far too quickly!

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