George Melly introduced a Bessie Smith tune on stage at Kirklevington Country Club in Teesside. "This song," he drawled, "was originally titled I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl, but I've taken the liberty of changing it to You Need A Little Sugar In Your Bowl. Not for any chauvinistic reasons, but because with piles like mine you can't afford to take any chances."
Thursday, 5 July 2007
George Melly: RIP
An excuse, then, to repeat one of my favourite anecdotes about him: