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St Kilda Jazz Stories (2019)

Director: Kaye Blum

Featuring  Eugene Ball, Bob Barnard, Rebecca Barnard, Margie Lou Dyer, Peter Gaudion, Judy Jacques, Vince Jones, Nick Polites, John Scurry, Bob Sedergreen, Ted Vining, Paul Williamson, Julien Wilson and Barry Wratten,  Bill Armstrong, Len Davis, Cameron Paine, Ian Stanistreet, Horst Liepolt

Soundtrack: Warwick ‘Wocka’Dyer with Frank Johnson’s Fabulous Dixielanders, Judy Jacques and the Yarra Yarra New Orleans Jazz Band, Bob Barnard on trumpet with Len Barnard’s Jazz Band, Allan Lee on vibes with Len Barnard’s Modern Jazz Band, Allan Browne’s Red Onions, John Scurry’s Reverse Swing, and the Margie Lou Dyer Quintet.

I thought I was running late for this session, but it turned out there was a band before the screening so they were still playing before I arrived. I did get to talk to Rebecca Barnard about the oil pastel sketches I did of her dogs before the screening also.

I had heard about St Kilda being known as a Jazz hotspot before it became better known for punk and rock and roll but had not looked into it myself. I did know about Claypots being a meeting place for jazz enthusiasts and am a fan of the more recent band Jazz Party. Gil Askey did a guest spot with Harry Angus at one of the Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes’ residency shows at the Toff in Town back in 2011.

I did not expect to see Rebecca Barnard in this at all. I knew she did Jazz gigs but I did not know about her family having a Jazz history and the story of her mother and father deserves a documentary of its own. She told the best story right at the end and it could have gone on from there.

As with any music scene there is an evolution with venues and each of the interviewees explained their roles in each of them over the decades. The arrival of the Beatles in Melbourne changed everything and the music evolved also.

St Kilda was a lot less expensive to live in those days so a lot of artists and musicians lived there and Vince Jones said they wouldn’t mind him practicing his trumpet at midnight or having people play the song on piano all day to practice.

Unlike today where there seem to be more women in the jazz scene it did seem to be male dominated back in the day except for Rebecca’s mum and the famous Ruby Carter for Ruby Tuesday. Funnily enough I go to the toilet after the screening and the name “Ruby” had been written on the toilet wall already as a memorial.

The director said she was researching the Espy and found out about the jazz scene from there and the other venues that it had been played at.

Due to development a lot of these venues are no longer around and have gone from popular memory as not many people except the people who played there still know about them. As they said in the Q&A they were lucky to get all the people they did as some of them are not going to be around for much longer and one of them passed away earlier this year.

The subject of rights clearances came up as an audience member asked where they got some footage as it was their brother. The director said it was from the National Film and Sound Archive and they had to pay full price due to not having a grant. Also they were not allowed to give the footage out as they did not have permission from the owner. Paul Harris also said they wanted to get a music documentary for the festival one time but it was $12,000 for music rights.

The director had contributed a lot of the 8mm performance footage themselves and had filmed a lot of interviews for an online project, but wanted to include different footage for this release. There was about 24 hours of footage over 4 years but they managed to cut it back to 38 minutes. They would make a longer documentary if they got funding but can’t make it shorter if they want to include everyone.

They did want to include more people, but decided to go with people they knew directly as going through managers was a bit hard.  Horst Liepolt was initially interviewed over the phone from New York after the director found him via a Google search and then filmed on an iPhone. PBS FM offered a studio space to film some interviews so they would get good sound quality.

It was a good documentary and I found out in the credits that the trumpet seen in the background of most of the interviews had a history which contributed the documentary also.

Rowdy, Tim, Fred and Tex

Commuity Cup 2002 – 2018

No camera for the first two years I attended:
http://timchuma.com/2003/communitycup2002.htm
http://timchuma.com/2003/communitycup2003.htm

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2004
Junction Oval, St Kilda
Sunday, 27th June 2004
http://photos.timchuma.com/communitycup2004/index.htm

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2005
Junction Oval, Sunday 26th June 2005
with The Almaboobies, Rebecca’s Empire, Weddings, Parties, Anything and Dallas Crane
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2005/index.html

Ruck’n’Roll Pie Night
with The Cheats, The Twits, The Spazzys & Cosmic Psychos
The Esplanade Hotel
Saturday, 24th June 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/RucknRollPieNight/index.html

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2006
with Grant Hansen’s Big City Rock Band, The King City Seven, Dave Graney & Clare Moore, Matt Walker & Ashley Davies, The Meanies, Man’s Ruin Cheerleader
Junction Oval, St Kilda
Sunday, 25th June 2006
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2006/index.html

Community Cup Training 2007
Arden St Oval, Wednesday 13th June 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/CCTraining2007/index.html

RRR/PBS Megahertz 10th Anniversary
with the Bowerbirds & British India (unseen)
Spanish Club, Wednesday, 20th June 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/Megahertz10thAnniversary/index.html

Sacred Heart Mission Community Cup 2007
with he RocKwiz Orchestra (with special guests), The Double Agents, Crystal Thomas & Les Fleurs Du Mal, Killer Birds, Bob Log III, Mach Pelican
Junction Oval, St Kilda
Sunday, 24th June 2007
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2007/index.html

Photo mosaics based on photos from the Community Cup from 2004 to 2007:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275532-in-training
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275612-rockdog
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275680-tough-girls
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275820-youre-under-arrest
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1275945-50-if-you-dont-mind-umpire
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1276027-hirstute
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284113-killer-birds
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284247-double-agents
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284303-tim-squared
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284390-meditation
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284522-richard-and-jack
http://www.redbubble.com/people/timchuma/works/1284626-kat-spazzy

Reclink Community Cup 2009
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 21st June 2009
with Jordie Lane, Dollsquad, Kram, Scared Weird Little Guys, Cosmic Psychos
special appearances by Espy Rockdogs & Megahertz Cheerleaders
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2009/index.html

Espy Rockdogs Pie Night
with Buried Horses, The Level Spirits, Money for Rope, The Spazzys, Cosmic Psychos, The Nubiles, Oz Rock Karaoke, Fuck Fucks (unseen)
The Espy, Friday 25th June 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/EspyRockdogsPieNight2010/index.html

Reclink Community Cup 2010
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 27th June 2010
with Blue Lead, Money for Rope, Little Freddie and the Pops, Blackeyed Susans, The Living End, Nick Barker and the Reptiles
http://photos.timchuma.com/CommunityCup2010/index.html

Final Community Cup Training 2011
Elsternwick Park, Monday 20th June 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/CC-Training-20-06-11

Reclink Community Cup 2011
with Red Rockets of Borneo, The Mercy Kills, The Rebelles, Tumbleweed, You Am I, Barry Morgan
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 26th June 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Community-Cup-2011

Reclink Sydney Community Cup 2012
with Wolfpack, The Meanies, Celibate Rifles
Henson Park, Sunday 18th March 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Sydney-Community-Cup-2012

Rockdogs Training
Ross Gregory Oval, Monday 11th June 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/Rockdogs-Training-11-06-12

Combined Community Cup Training
Elsternwick Park, Monday 18th June 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Combined-Training-18-06-12

2012 Reclink Commmunity Cup
with Blue Ruin, Boomgates, Bunny Monroe, Drunk Mums
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 24th June 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/Community-Cup-2012

Combined Community Cup Training
Elsternwick Park, Monday 17th June 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Combined-Training-17-06-13

Reclink Community Cup 2013
with Justine Clarke and the Rebelles, Super Wild Horses, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Beasts of Bourbon
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 23rd June 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Community-Cup-2013

Reclink Community Cup 2014
with Elmo and friends, Fraser A Gorman, Smith St Band, Saskwatch, Painters and Dockers
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 22nd June 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Community-Cup-2014

Reclink Community Cup 2015
with Ally Spazzy Kiddyrock and the Cool Bananas, Pearls, Adalita, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Graveyard Train
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 21st June 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Community-Cup-2015

Reclink Community Cup 2016
with MCs Ms Emma Peel and Johnny Von Goes, Rhys Muldoon kids’ group with KRAM, Ash Naylor, Tim Rogers, The Sugarcanes, Loose Tooth, Ross Wilson, Total Giovani, Regurigtator
Elsternwick Park, Sunday 26th June 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Community-Cup-2016

Reclink Community Cup 2017
with MCs Ms Emma Peel and Johnny Von Goes, Murray Wiggle and Wally Meanie’s Bubblegum Machine, BoxWars, Jen Cloher
Victoria Park, Sunday 25th June 2017
https://www.facebook.com/pg/timchumaphotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2656554734371200

Reclink Community Cup 2018
with MCs Ms Emma Peel and Johnny Von Goes, Rudely Interrupted, The Cartridge Family
Victoria Park, Sunday 24th June 2018
https://www.facebook.com/pg/timchumaphotography/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2254507907909220

Sarah

10 years of the Union Hotel Brunswick

I know as a pub it has been around a lot longer, but I have been going to it to see gigs for 10 years now.

2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2019 / 2019

2008

Union Hotel Brunswick Launch
with Bluestone Junction, Sarah Carroll & Suzannah Espie, The Leisuremasters, The Futuras
Sunday 9th November 2008
http://photos.timchuma.com/UHBLaunch091108/index.html

2009

Sarah Carroll and Andy Baylor
Saturday 20th June 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah200609/index.html

Sarah Carroll & Marcel Borrack
Saturday 22nd August 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah220809/index.html

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Sunday 15th November 2009
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sunday151109/photo1.html

2010

Suzannah Espie & Chris Altman
Saturday 13th February 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/SuzannahChris130210/index.html

Sarah Carroll & Dan Warner
Thursday 11th March 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah110310/index.html

Prayerbabies
Monday 14th June 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/Prayerbabies140610/index.html

Jordie Lane and Matt Green
with special guest Leanna
Sunday 29th August 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/JordieLane290810/index.html

Sarah Caroll
with the Nice Guys (Marcel Borrack, Tim Fullerton, Chris Tabone)
Sunday 12th September 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/Sarah120910/index.html

Suzannah Espie & The Sensitive Strings
with Liz Stringer, Chris Altmann
Thursday 2nd December 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/SensitiveStrings021210/index.html

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 11th December 2010
http://photos.timchuma.com/CartridgeFamily111210/index.html

2011

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
with special guest Chris Altmann
Sunday 23rd January 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/Suzannah230111/index.html

Gleny Rae and her Brunswick Playboys
Saturday 19th February 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/GlenyRae190211/index.html

Sarah Carroll CD Launch
with the Psychadelic Wildmen, Marisa Quigley
Sunday 5th June 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Sarah-CD-Launch-05-06-11

Zoe K and the Shadow Katz
Sunday 7th August 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Zoe-Gleny-07-08-11

The Junes
Sunday 14th August 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Junes-14-08-11

Coral Lee & the Silver Scream
Sunday 9th October 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Coral-Lee-Silver-Scream-09-10-11

Cartridge Family
with Danny Butler
Saturday 5th November 2011
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2011/Cartridge-Family-05-11-11

2012

The Band Who Knew Too Much
with Chris Wilson
Thursday 26th January 2012
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2012/BWKTM-UHB-26-01-12

2013

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 6th April 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Cartridge-Family-UHB-06-04-13

The Cartridge Family
Sunday 13th October 2013
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2013/Cartridge-Family-UHB-13-10-13

2014

Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders
Sunday 9th Februrary 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Suzannah-Retreat-09-02-14

The Cartridge Family
Sunday 15th June 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Cartridge-Family-UHB-15-06-14

The Sideshow Brides Duo
Sunday 6th July 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/BWKTM-Spotted-Mallard-06-07-14

The Junes
Sunday 31st August 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Junes-UHB-31-08-14

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Sunday 7th September 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Sunday-07-09-14

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Sunday 21st September 2014
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2014/Sunday-21-09-14

2015

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 9th May 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Saturday-09-05-10

The Sideshow Brides
Sunday 10th May 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Sideshow-Brides-UHB-10-05-15

Dan Warner & Marcel Borrack
Sunday 24th May 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dan-Marcel-UHB-24-05-15

Dan Warner and band
Sunday 27th June 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Dan-Warner-UHB-27-06-15

Leah Flanagan
Saturday 29th August 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/Leah-Flanagan-UHB-29-08-15

New Year’s Eve 2015 with Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
with Native Plants and guests
Thursday 31st December 2015
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2015/NYE-2015-Suzannah

2016

The Cartridge Family
Saturday 21st May 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Cartridge-Family-UHB-21-05-16

Dan Warner and the Night Parrots Band
Saturday 28th May 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Dan-Warner-UHB-28-05-16

Suzannah Espie and the Last Word
Saturday 23rd July 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Suzannah-UHB-23-07-16

Layla Jean/Davidson Brothers
Sunday 9th October 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/UHB-09-10-16

The Lairs
Sunday 30th October 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Lairs-UHB-30-10-16

Dan Warner & Marcel Borrack
Sunday 6th November
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/Carcane-Album-Launch-06-11-16

Sarah Carroll and Sally Taylor
Sunday 13th November 2016
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2016/BKTM-Spotted-Mallard-13-11-16

2017

Ian Bland and the Lamington Drive Orchestra
Sunday 30th April 2017
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2017/Ian-Bland-UHB-30-04-17

2018

Dan Warner and the Night Parrots Band
Saturday 1st December 2018
http://photos.timchuma.com/gallery3/index.php/2018/Dan-Warner-UHB-1-12-18

2019

An Arvo of Rockin’ Chicks at the Union
with Katie Bates, Alison Ferrier, Lucie Thorne, Tracy McNeil, Suzannah Espie
Sunday 10th March 2019
http://photos.timchuma.com/zenphoto/2019/Rockin-Women-UHB-10-03-19/