Two Blue

From ‘Love Is Blue’ to ‘Born To Be Blue’, we have mixed 24 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Doubled Songs In “Blue”‘. It has Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grappelli, Caetano Veloso, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Jazz Crusaders and many more.

LINER NOTES
IMAGE : wash ‘em if you got ‘em Photo by Woodley Wonderworks
INFORMATIONS

Blues for Peace : My love is like a fire. But baby yours is like a cigaret. I watch you step down on it baby and crush it. Tell me how, tell me how, how blue can you get. (Definitively a song from the past when they had no “No smoking” sign. What would be the today version? “But baby yours is like a bio tomato”. Hmmm!)

Wikipedia : Composed by Rodgers and Hart musical, in 1926, it took, “Blue Skies” 52 years and Willie Nelson to give this song its first number 1. The fact that it became a No. 1 country song and more, by a Texan artist was not entirely surprising as it was a major western swing and country standard as a 1939 version by Moon Mullican and a 1962 Jim Reeves interpretation have shown.

IMDB : In “Blue gardenia” (the movie), Nat ‘King’ Cole , perhaps unaware that his hands on the keyboard are visible in the mirror behind him, plays a strikingly different piano arrangement of “Blue Gardenia” than the one we are hearing.

Indiebound : Ashley Kahn, author of “Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles” says “But easily my favorite moment was when I was granted access to the master session tapes, and watched the reddish-brown tape as it tracked across the playback heads and I heard EXACTLY what had occurred in that studio back in 1959. The chatter, false starts and final takes revealed: Miles’ cool and confident good nature… Coltrane’s silence ….Cannonball’s ebullience and jokes… and even Evans taking charge (such as when “Blue in Green” was pulled together)..

SongTrellis : Chord changes for Thelonious Monk’s blues Blue Monk. This tune is very interesting to study to see how Monk modified the usual blues changes to fit his own purposes. With hi-hat and ride cymbal accompaniment..

NPR : Of over 300 compositions written by Tormé, nearly half share writing credits with Wells, including “Born To Be Blue”. In the 1940s Mel’s manager, Carlos Gastel, encouraged him to sing in a light, wispy style. The approach earned him the adoration of thousands of young women along with an unforgettable nickname, “The Velvet Fog”.

TVFanforums : Paul Mauriat, a French conductor whose arrangement of “Love is Blue” topped U.S. charts in the 1960s and who garnered a large following in Japan, died on Friday, November 3 in Perpignan in southeast France, according to a cousin, Laurent Mauriat. The cause of death was not reported. He was 81.

Lorenz Hart : We’ll have a blue room, A new room, For two room, Where ev’ry day’s a holiday Because you’re married to me. Not like a ballroom, A small room, A hall room, Where I can smoke my pipe away With your wee head upon my knee. (Blessed times when married men could smoke their pipe while resting their head on their beloved’s knee. Nothing near “get the &#!#% out of here with your stinking tobacco.).

Lorenz Hart : We’ll have a blue room, A new room, For two room, Where ev’ry day’s a holiday Because you’re married to me. Not like a ballroom, A small room, A hall room, Where I can smoke my pipe away With your wee head upon my knee. (Blessed times when married men could smoke their pipe while resting their head on their beloved’s knee. Nothing near “get the &#!#% out of here with your stinking tobacco.).

PLAYLIST : Paul Mauriat – Love Is Blue (2.38) . Jazz Crusaders – Love Is Blue (4.40) . Wallace Roney Gary Thomas Mulgrew Miller Charnette Moffett Tony Williams – Blue in Green (5.45) . Caetano Veloso – Blue skies (2.47) . Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Blue In Green (6.50) . Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grappelli – Blue Room (2.21) . Deborah Cox – Blue Skies (4.08) . Helen Merrill – Born to be blue (5.15) . Frank Sinatra – My Blue Heaven (2.03) . Oscar Peterson – My Blue Heaven (3.01) . BB King – How Blue Can You Get (3.47) . Kai Winding + J.J. Johnson – Blue Monk (4.31) . Dizzy Gillespie – Blue & Sentimental (2.44) . Mel Tormé & Orchestra – Born To Be Blue (2.52) . Verne & Son – Little Boy Blue (3.18) . Dinah Washington – Blue gardenia (5.19) . Ethel Waters – Am I blue (3.18) . Nat King Cole – Blue And Sentimental (2.35) . Miles Davis – Blue room (3.00) . Esther Philips – How Blue Can You Get (5.09) . Hank Jones – Blue Monk (2.39) . Lee Morgan – Blue Gardenia (5.53) . Robert Junior Lockwood – Little Boy Blue (3.02) . Grant Green – Am I Blue (6.56) –

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