Sunday, 17 May 2009

Eddie Lang Church Street Sobbin' Blues

Church Street Liverpool Late 1920's

Eddie Lang didn't write Church Street Sobbin' Blues with Liverpool's main thoroughfare in my mind. But I love the coincidence that one of Lowry's favourite jazz players wrote a song with that street title and I am sure Lowry would have loved the coincidence. Church Street would have been a street which Lowry would have often walked down on his visits to the city. You can see Lord Street at the top of the photograph which would have taken Lowry down to the river front. Paradise Street, with its infamous Museum Of Anatomy mentioned by Lowry several times in his books, is a street off to the right at the point where Church Street runs into Lord Street.

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