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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the trail. Good to have Ken and Chris involved - makes Radio 2 seem more like a family, and hopefully gets people to listen to some of the music on the edges rather than whatever Gary Bones insists on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just heard the trail for the first time on Tim Rice's programme and liked it. (Shows how little I listen to Radio 2 apart from mostly Friday and Sunday evenings Smile )
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like me, I've not heard it yet. Everyone's gone to bed, just me here with David Jacobs Smile

Ha, he's playing Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, hey she did OK!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's great having David back on Sunday nights. A lovely way to finish the weekend Smile.

On Wednesday I'm off to Eastbourne to see him on stage presenting a big band matinee as he did last year. I am so pleased that he has recovered well enough from his operation(s) to do this gig as there had been some doubt earlier in the year.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Ha, he's playing Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, hey she did OK!


I love that recording, as I do the duet he did with Amy Winehouse.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
It's great having David back on Sunday nights. A lovely way to finish the weekend Smile.

On Wednesday I'm off to Eastbourne to see him on stage presenting a big band matinee as he did last year. I am so pleased that he has recovered well enough from his operation(s) to do this gig as there had been some doubt earlier in the year.


I heard him mention it last night Eileen and wondered if that was the concert that you were going to. Hope you enjoy it!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, the band and singers were great, David was in good form with some funny stories to tell and the huge audience was enthusiastic!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed it Eileen and that David was well!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I booked to see David and the Len Phillips Big Band at Eastbourne again this year but unfortunately he is not doing it after all. I was sorry to hear that news but hope that he is well.

Gary Williams (a very likeable and good singer whom I've seen before) will appear as planned but the show will be re-vamped as a Frank and Ella tribute which should be good as Clare Teal will co-star.

I shall miss David, though Sad.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that's a shame Eileen. I heard part of David's show this past Sunday and he sounded okay.

Sounds like it will be a good show anyway.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
Gary Williams (a very likeable and good singer whom I've seen before) will appear as planned but the show will be re-vamped as a Frank and Ella tribute which should be good as Clare Teal will co-star

Ah, Gary Williams is a FNIMN regular - I saw him at a Doctor Who concert and he's good. It may just be that David Jacobs is unable to do much travelling.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been announced that David Jacobs weekly show will end next month (4th August) for health reasons.

Full press release here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2013/david-jacobs.html
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that's very sad news Ian.

I listened last night and enjoyed it however it was a repeat that was originally aired September 23rd 2012 and the last 2 have also been repeats.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He says he will be back from time to time, Helen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23407506
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but it's sort of the end of an era isn't it Raver? Sad Funnily I was trying to recall when his daily lunchtime show was on while I was listening last night.

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It's just been announced on the 2 o'clock news as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is, Helen. I was actually going to say, it's an end of an era. The cruelty of time spares nobody, I guess, apart from Mickey Mouse.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really sad news, though understandable. I love David's shows and have been keeping them to play them in the car. He last presented it back in June, since then we've had repeats.
I suspect whatever replaces it won't feature the same type of music and of course nobody has the breadth of knowledge and has met as many of the stars that he plays each week as Mr Jacobs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His lunchtime show was on from 1985 to 1991.

Ian.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news. I didn't realise he was ill. He'll say goodbye instead of hello.

I bet they get a celebrity name in to host a specialist show?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
His lunchtime show was on from 1985 to 1991.

Ian.


Thanks Ian.

I thought it was the late 80s, as I worked shifts and used to hear it several days a week depending on my roster.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little audio tribute that I'd put together at the weekend:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1514053-david-jacobs
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Andy, that was lovely to hear.

I am so sorry to hear this announcement. David has been part of my life since the first broadcasts of Journey Into Space. After that I always listened to Cyril Stapleton's Show Band Show on Saturdays just because David did the announcing - and I also developed my love of big band music at that time.

I remember queuing up for ages at the Earls Court Radio Show, which many stars attended, just to get his autograph.

His Sunday night programme presented in his gentle, and gentlemanly, style is an ideal way to finish the weekend as "his" kind of music is also mine.

I look forward to any specials he might present.

PS to Mark: I sincerely hope you are wrong about Radio 2 getting in a "celebrity" to host a replacement show.
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Andy W wrote:
A little audio tribute that I'd put together at the weekend:

http://audioboo.fm/boos/1514053-david-jacobs

Thanks for that,Andy.

Sorry to hear this news.
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Ditto regarding the audio tribute Andy.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very nice tribute to David in Paul donovan's S Times column in the Culture section if anyone is interested.

David's last show will be recorded tomorrow from his home in Sussex. Sadly he is not well enough to come to the studio. Paul also says he has doubts about future programmes from him which is very sad news.

I wish I'd recorded a few more of his shows, I have a few but not enough really.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I booked to see David and the Len Phillips Big Band at Eastbourne again this year but unfortunately he is not doing it after all. I was sorry to hear that news but hope that he is well.

Gary Williams (a very likeable and good singer whom I've seen before) will appear as planned but the show will be re-vamped as a Frank and Ella tribute which should be good as Clare Teal will co-star.

I shall miss David, though Sad.


Helen May wrote:
Oh that's a shame Eileen. I heard part of David's show this past Sunday and he sounded okay.

Sounds like it will be a good show anyway.

H

Actually, Helen, it was more than good, it was a fantastic show. Gary Williams was excellent but Clare Teal was magnificent. What a singer! And the band which is one of the best big bands currently playing was just outstanding.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt there's many here interested, but David Jacobs has just made a documentary about Jon Pertwee for the new Doctor Who Blu-Ray of Spearhead from Space. The two used to get up to all sorts of stuff when they were starting out in showbiz!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested Ian. I watched Dr Who until Jon Pertwee left and didn't bother much more after that.
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FleetingEileenM wrote:
FleetingEileenM wrote:
I booked to see David and the Len Phillips Big Band at Eastbourne again this year but unfortunately he is not doing it after all. I was sorry to hear that news but hope that he is well.

Gary Williams (a very likeable and good singer whom I've seen before) will appear as planned but the show will be re-vamped as a Frank and Ella tribute which should be good as Clare Teal will co-star.

I shall miss David, though Sad.


Helen May wrote:
Oh that's a shame Eileen. I heard part of David's show this past Sunday and he sounded okay.

Sounds like it will be a good show anyway.

H

Actually, Helen, it was more than good, it was a fantastic show. Gary Williams was excellent but Clare Teal was magnificent. What a singer! And the band which is one of the best big bands currently playing was just outstanding.


I didn't realise you'd already been Eileen, glad you enjoyed it despite David's absence. Agree Clare Teal is a great singer. She was superb on the wonderful Hooray For Hollywood prom with John Wilson, the best of all of his Proms IMHO.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it looks like we're getting Don Black, at least for the short-term.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038mb3z
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that should be okay, I enjoyed him when he covered Elaine Paige last year (?). I think he was on Steve Wright the other day I wonder if anything was mentioned?

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Edit:- Just checked SW page it was Jul 22, so too late to listen back.
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Yes I enjoyed Don Black too so my fingers are firmly crossed that he will play "our kind of music" as David says.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tribute Steve Wright paid to David on his Sunday Love Show today. Sad to see him go, but his shows will still live on as I'm sure their is recording floating around somewhere.
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mark occomore wrote:
Nice tribute Steve Wright paid to David on his Sunday Love Show today. Sad to see him go, but his shows will still live on as I'm sure their is recording floating around somewhere.

Thanks Mark, I must listen to that. I never had the foresight to record David's shows, though I think some on here did, so I hope the BBC has archived a good number of them for our future listening pleasure.
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Just shows how well respected David is amongst the rest of the R2 presenters. Paul O'Grady has just said how much he will miss him as he listens as he does his ironing!

I can remember in the very early days of Jeremy Vine's show when David used to pop in right at the end of J's show one day a week and give an observation on something that was happening that day. It was clear Jeremy loved to see him and he used to say David had come in to 'polish his records' for his show, when he was obviously doing a pre-record! That studio (in the old studios) did have a turntable which David may well have used to play some vinyl.

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PS Michael Ball has just said the same. The ratings will be colossal for tonight's show.
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Helen, I heard Michael Ball's tribute but missed P O'G's show. Can you remember roughly where it came in the programme please?
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It was quite near the end Eileen, the last half hour.

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Helen May wrote:
Just shows how well respected David is amongst the rest of the R2 presenters. Paul O'Grady has just said how much he will miss him as he listens as he does his ironing!

I can remember in the very early days of Jeremy Vine's show when David used to pop in right at the end of J's show one day a week and give an observation on something that was happening that day. It was clear Jeremy loved to see him and he used to say David had come in to 'polish his records' for his show, when he was obviously doing a pre-record! That studio (in the old studios) did have a turntable which David may well have used to play some vinyl.

H

PS Michael Ball has just said the same. The ratings will be colossal for tonight's show.

When he first joined Radio 2, Chris Evans was full of praise for David and told a lovely anecdote on air. I expect tomorrow's Breakfast show (if Chris is doing it) will have a mention.
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I'm listening now to David, as I don't have to get up early tomorrow. I have to say that he really doesn't sound well. So, I suspect, he has made a good decision in giving up broadcasting. I'll agree that it is, none the less, very sad. I have grown up with David Jacobs. I have vague memories of him being on Juke Box Jury as a child. I wish him all the best for the future.
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Nearly every link on Janice's show has been full of praise for David, and quite rightly so. I've been listening to David since the days of his Saturday morning show (about 1978) when he introduced me to the music of Sinatra, Vic Damone, Keeley Smith, Peggy Lee and so on. So I ended up buying not only the latest pop singles but albums such as Ella Fitzgerald's Greatest Hits.
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